Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
I was eliminated as a kid. Later, I ALMOST was eliminated as a professional rider. I was in the XC warmup and followed a horse over the warm-up jump...not really paying attention. Well, the rider I followed jumped the jump backwards!! OOOPS!
There was a lot of discussion about whether to eliminate both of us. Luckily, the person I followed was a person who had put in hours and hours of labor for this event and they didn't want to eliminate her (I'm sure they would have made an example of me, being a careless pro). As it turned out, they waited until after the stadium to declare me the winner of my division. They did exact a lot of sweat from me, since I was showing a clients horse.
I never made that mistake again!!