Originally Posted by barnbum92
Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm not quite sure what I'll be doing yet. I'm going to a fun show the first weekend in October, but I most likely will be doing hunter or jumpers with her, depending on what my trainer thinks she'll be good at. Allison Finch, do you think I'll have a big problem if I do hunters with her?
I don't know.
I don't do hunters so I am not the person to ask. I DO know that I have a friend and student in Canada who breeds New Forest ponies for hunter/dressage/and jumping.
Some of her ponies are fairly small and it is hard for her to find perfectly able riders who look size appropriate for them. So, often their riders are similar in size to you. Her ponies win championships in hunters, so it doesn't seem to have hurt too much.
A bigger question is how old are you? Are you still growing? To show ponies in hunters, you have to be a junior rider. Otherwise you are showing in horse divisions. Then, you have to show under horse requirements....like those lovely striding requirements....grrrr.