Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Highlands, Scotland.
First Show - Could do with some advice. (:
Ok, so it's mine and Dougal's first show on 6th of June! We went to a small in-hand one last summer just after we got him, but this is our first show involving riding.
We are doing quite a few classes as it's a fun, relaxed show and i thought i might as well make the most of it. This show is just to gain some experiance for the both of us and get him used to a show enviroment. He's been to Pony Club lots of times so is defintly getting used to a large amount of horses in a big field but i'm prepared for some high jinx as he can get a little excitable.
Ridden Turnout - What should i expect in ridden turnout? What exactly do i have to do?
In-hand [Highlands] - I did an in hand class last year but could do with a refresher in the basic proceedures!
Ridden [Highlands] - Now, i've read up on ridden shows but would love someone to just go through the normal routine with me! I know i need to do w/t/c [Dougal still has trouble cantering on his left lead but as this show is completely for to experiance i'm not too bothered.] Also, i have to do an individual show part. What would be the best sort of thing to do for that? Any ideas?
Best Riding Club Pony - I know this involved w/t/c and a small jump. Anything else included in this class?
And finally, i'm doing the mini novice show jumping. The jumps are only very small but what exactly do I do once I go in the ring? What would the best way to memorise the course be? ect.
Basically, i would love some advice and tips and basic proceedure of each class if that's possible! I'm very new to competing and am very excited but a little nervous of getting it wrong.