Thank Stormy! And ah..dont' forget, Nelson went Prelim too missy! PHPTHTHPHTP.
You know, I usually never ride my watch. I should never of brought him down to a walk, we should of just slowed down our canter, or brought him to a trot. I should of just rode our pace and ignored the didgits. My stupid fault, wont do it again - ever.
Nelson definitely LOVES to jump eh!
Thank you so much AfterParty! Very kind of you :) Eventing is a blast! You most definitely have to give it a shot! Come on...you know you want to come to the dark side! :P
I will try it at some point , my mare is still young but once she's old enough to try . I soo will and I can't wait till that day . I love that people who do XC call it "The dark side "jeeze it makes me feel dangerous haha I LOOVE IT !!!!
LOL, because it is! It is one of the most dangerous equestrian sports out there, you will have to purchase a Medical Armband and wear it - but you will learn all this stuff when you start venturing into the sport when your darling is ready to rock n roll.
Find a Quallified and Educated, Experienced Eventing Coach when you do decide to merge to the "Dark Side" muwwaaa ha ha ha ha. Lol.
What I suggest you do right now, is expose your baby as much as you can to surroundings, trails, hacking, new places to get her well rounded mentally, so that when she does start eventing, she'll be a bold mare where nothing will scare her. Also, start working on your Dressage as soon as possible, because Dressage is the most competative phase in the sport now.
I was lucky to of climbed the ladder from almost dead last at this HT, but that doesn't always happen! You want to be at least top 5 after Dressage, so get ahead of the game when you can.
Once you do start, you'll be hooked :) And then.....you'll be one of us! AH HA HA HA HAHAHA! :P
Random question- do you have to have a show coat for BN? Because I want to start eventing soon and don't have one right now and slightly on a budget trying to save for my wedding... what all is required to show BN?
Everything. You could get in trouble for not hving one acctually. You're expected to ride in nice breeches (white looks best) a show shirt and stock tie, a black or dark coat, tall boots(since your getting married I'm guessing your not under 13 :)) your hair in a net and your helmet *should* be black but as long as it isn't bright pink I think your good. :) also black gloves unless your hands don't move an inch when riding then white is aceptable. Then on XC you should wear a polo and your vest. Posted via Mobile Device
Thanks for the info. We might just b doing some hunter paces, xcountry events and jumper shows till then.. not allowed to buy anything new right now and have to work on my dressage with a friend first anyway lol havent been in a dressage arena in years!
You didnt have to do the scary drop in the woods did you? Did you hear how that fence went for the novice riders? From what D said it sounds like only one horse went over it.
That Novice Drop isn't scarey at all. I've done it and it flows nicely. That drop has been a part of that course for years, before I even was there - and has always been a part of the course for riders - both Novice and Training.
Beginner Novice did not had to do the drop, it was not a part of our course, but I've done it and it is quite easy. My friend who compeates GAG and BN did it during the Erika Treis Peterson Clinic and it was easy peasy for him as well.
random question- do you have to have a show coat for BN? Because I want to start eventing soon and don't have one right now and slightly on a budget trying to save for my wedding... what all is required to show BN?
Yes, you have to have a show coat for both Dressage and Stadium. I actually use 1 for both phases. Just a standard black show coat.
You don't have to have a hair net, there are many who Event without. Many actually put their hair in a low ponytail and use one of these:
You can - depending on the rating of the show and the rating of the course. Depending on the Judge as well - get eliminated for not having a stocktie/pin during dressage, and you can get eliminated for not having a show coat. The only time you ride without, is if the Judge states optional *very hot weather*
You don't have to have a stock tie - a collar over your the neck of your show blouse with a stock pin is just fine.
Out on CC - you have have a long sleeved shirt, a short sleeved shirt. Doesn't have to be a Polo - just wear whatever is cool and comfortable. My Coach wears a Sports T-Shirt that has wicking material in it, that she bought from walmart. Again, whatever is comfortable and goes with the weather. In cooler weather, I wear a long sleeved Turtle Neck.
Definitely get yourself an ASTM Approved and Certified CC Vest, tall boots and beige breeches and white breeches. Personally, I wear tights. I hate how restrictive breeches are.
Make sure you also buy yourself a Medical Armband. I also suggest getting a Skul Cpa, while you don't have to - your choice, but Skull Caps are designed for Eventers and the high "can get hurt" risk factor to the sport.
The reason why Skull Caps are designed the way they are, is to protect the rider incase of a fall. If you come off your horse, rotational fall or face first into the ground or into the fence - da helmet with a visor can cause neck damage. Where a Skull Cap with no visor, lowers the risk. So many serious Eventers wear Skull Caps. Not due to a fad - but for how and why they are designed.