Starting an older horse in a new sport - Page 4 - The Horse Forum

 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 43 Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 247
• Horses: 1
Yes brown or black tack will be fine.

Price depends on your area and if you are doing recognized or unrecognized events. Check out this website for your area, and you will find lots of useful information http://www.area5eventing.com

If you go to the calendar: Area5Eventing.com - Calendar and then click on the omnibus listing on the right, you'll be able to look at the prices for each event and get an idea what it's going to cost you.

In Alberta I'm paying around $350 for an event for a weekend, the lower levels will be cheaper though. It's not cheap by any means, but in my opinion is significantly cheaper than some other shows out there! It's more worth it to me to do a weekend of eventing, instead of a division or two at a jumper show.

Area5Eventing.com - Calendar
NaeNae87 likes this.

A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!! Eventing It Up In The Great White North!!
http://www.youtube.com/albertaeventer
albertaeventer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 43 Old 03-07-2013, 11:29 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 247
• Horses: 1
This website has lots of good information as well and might be helpful for you: Home | Discover What is Eventing

A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!! Eventing It Up In The Great White North!!
http://www.youtube.com/albertaeventer
albertaeventer is offline  
post #33 of 43 Old 03-07-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 1,252
• Horses: 3
Wow I didn't know there were that many events here. I am going to bookmark that link. It's very useful. Thank you. As I learn on my older gelding I will be trying to save money for a nice younger horse with experience. When I start (hopefully I will) competing I will get those looks because I'll be on a 15hh Arabian. But hopefully since his heart is huge and my trainer is great, we will kick their butts. I have some open shows coming up too. Showing is so much fun. Competing is addicting! Lol
Posted via Mobile Device
hisangelonly is offline  
post #34 of 43 Old 03-07-2013, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: texas
Posts: 1,252
• Horses: 3
There's one thing I didn't see on there. Are half chaps instead of tall boots okay? And do you have to have a dressage saddle for the dressage phase? It just says English saddle
Posted via Mobile Device
hisangelonly is offline  
post #35 of 43 Old 03-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 247
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by hisangelonly View Post
There's one thing I didn't see on there. Are half chaps instead of tall boots okay? And do you have to have a dressage saddle for the dressage phase? It just says English saddle
Posted via Mobile Device
In Canada half chaps are ok as long as they are black and smooth leather, you can't have suede ones. Maybe someone in the states could clarify whether this is the same down there?

You can use your regular saddle for the dressage phase at the lower levels. I've been competing at the the preliminary level, and I *just* finally bought a dressage saddle. Definitely not necessary for you right now, don't worry about it!

Don't worry about riding an arab! That's one thing I love about eventing, ANY horse can go out and do it! You'll see everything from warmbloods to drafts to ponies, and I myself ride a tiny 15hh TB! You bet we look out of place a lot of the time, haha. As long as you are going out, being safe and having fun, I can guarantee no one is going to give a flip what breed of horse you are riding

If you get the chance to go to a few clinics, I would definitely recommend it! They are incredibly helpful and TONS of fun as well! Most eventers are friendly and super helpful too, once you get out there you meet lots of people really fast.
NaeNae87 likes this.

A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!! Eventing It Up In The Great White North!!
http://www.youtube.com/albertaeventer
albertaeventer is offline  
post #36 of 43 Old 03-08-2013, 01:48 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 363
• Horses: 2
In Australia half chaps are fine too, as long as they are leather. :)

An all purpose saddle will be fine to use at lower levels for both the dressage and jumping phases. Heck, I even show jumped and went XC in my dressage saddle on my TB as it's the only saddle he has. :)

As albertaeventer said, any horse can event, we have warmbloods, TB's, riding ponies, arabs, shetlands etc going round over here.
Your arab will be fine. My eventer that I have been telling you about is a 14.3hh Andalusian x TB x Riding Pony.

One of boss's TB's goes round Pre-Novice courses (which for us in Aus, is just below 1*) with only front shoes... and no stud holes. He has never had a problem with lack of footing.

Not sure how you go for prices over there, but over here my expenses are as follows (all in AUD);

Entry + Fees - $100-$120
Petrol/Gas - $70 for a tank
Yards/stables - $0 as I use my portable float yards
Food for the weekend - $50 we take eskis and stoves and cook up our own food.
Camping - $0 as I roll out a swag and sleep in the back of my float, after it has been cleaned out :)


This website is pretty handy too...
http://e-venting.co.uk/?cat=13&paged=2
NaeNae87 is offline  
post #37 of 43 Old 03-08-2013, 02:14 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 479
• Horses: 2
Just to add - there is such a thing as just XC competitions, here in the UK at least. Both Hunter Paces, which are fairly informal, and Hunter Trials, which are a bit more challenging, are just over XC.
minstrel is offline  
post #38 of 43 Old 03-08-2013, 09:32 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 247
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by minstrel View Post
Just to add - there is such a thing as just XC competitions, here in the UK at least. Both Hunter Paces, which are fairly informal, and Hunter Trials, which are a bit more challenging, are just over XC.
I wish we had those in Canada!! Haha

A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!! Eventing It Up In The Great White North!!
http://www.youtube.com/albertaeventer
albertaeventer is offline  
post #39 of 43 Old 03-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,268
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by albertaeventer View Post
I wish we had those in Canada!! Haha
We have derbys here. Almost the same thing lol. At least we do in the east anyway. I love derby days. We also have a kind of hunter pace type deal over here as well that's just a cross country day.

BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
NBEventer is offline  
post #40 of 43 Old 03-08-2013, 09:58 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 247
• Horses: 1
We have a couple derbies too that have stadium combined with some cross country jumps as well, super fun!

A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!! Eventing It Up In The Great White North!!
http://www.youtube.com/albertaeventer
albertaeventer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting an older horse in reining? FireFlies Reining 5 09-02-2012 09:44 PM
Starting an older horse help please mistrider Horse Training 2 06-06-2012 09:28 PM
Sport Horse???? Semiellia Horse Breeds 0 06-02-2012 10:51 AM
Starting an older horse xostallion Horse Training 2 12-03-2011 12:03 AM
Re starting an older horse, confused Golden Horse Horse Training 7 04-06-2010 06:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome