Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
The only thing in eventing that is judged is the dressage, which is a different seat then what you use for jumping anyways.
Stadium and CC are timed events.
If you look at the international level of riders in show jumping...(this is not 100%, but seems fairly common) is that American/Canadian riders ride in the more forward seat, and Europeans seem to ride in the deeper seat. Both are perfectly acceptable. Neither is wrong.
Coaches normally teach what they learned/liked the best. We, as students, have to learn what to take from our coaches, and seperate out the things that do not work for us. If you learn something at a clinic that you feel that you like better, then keep that.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus