My gelding and I are 'up and coming' eventers, and my trainer thinks he has the talent to get to training! I took him to our first horse trial yesterday, and we did modified beginner novice. This show is geared towards green horses/riders, so the modified division had a beginner novice dressage test but the jumping height was two feet. My gelding and I school at 2' 6"-3' and competed in a two phase at 2'6", but since neither of us had really done cross country, my trainer had us do this lower level.
I'm so happy with how it went! We got our dressage score from a 40 (two weeks ago at the two phase) to a 31.5! That score put us in second after dressage, one point behind another girl from my barn who had a 30.5 and was in first after dressage and first over all! I ended up fourth overall because I had two stops on cross country. There was a coop set up going into the woods, that was different looking from the three fences before it. My very green to cross country gelding (this is kind of the first time he's ever done it) stopped at it twice because he was unsure, but I got him over it on our third try.
Our stadium round could have placed at a hunter show, we just cruised around because the jumps were so low haha
Here are some pictures!
My handsome boy!
The fence before the evil coop
Probably my favorite picture EVER
What a brave little pony
This pic is really neat
Our free walk got us an 8!