I was wondering how many instructors you all use for lessons/training for 3 day event competitions. Do you use one for dressage and one for the other stadium and x-country, or do you use the same instructor for all three?
Right now I use a dressage trainer and an eventing coach as well. I will use my event coach at the competitions but I will still use both instructors when I am working back home.
I ride with an eventing trainer and a H/J trainer pretty equally. The eventer helps me on my dressage and xc, and the H/J helps me with my stadium.
Hunter trainers are your best friend for stadium. Imo a lot of eventers don't focus enough on stadium and have VERY scary rounds. [you wouldnt believe how many training level horses I see that don't have a lead change...]
I currently have a dressage trainer w/an eventing background and then attend clinics for my stadium and XC. I came from a hunter background and feel very secure in stadium, but the rest is a work in progress.
Gypsygirl- couldn't agree with you more! I think a little hunter finesse goes a long way in stadium. I have a hard time watching people go ahead of me... I spend a lot of time gasping in fear.