Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
The first time I ever showed was two years ago at 24. Although I did not do well the first year because of nerves, I went to several more schooling shows and a fall fair last year, and was very happy with the results. Although this year I haven't been able to show (dates haven't worked with when I could do them), I am hoping to continue doing lower level shows until I can afford to buy my own horse and move up to showing at a rated level (Trillium), in the adult divisions.
The only thing about being older when you start riding, is that you end up showing against a younger crowd. You have to remember not to compare yourself to them, or you could end up frustrated. Set your own goals for the show, and strive to acheive them, and don't just go for the pretty ribbon.
Seeing as you are only starting lessons, you might want to wait a bit to see if you actually enjoy riding again, before considering a show.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
Last edited by VelvetsAB; 05-24-2011 at 05:16 PM.