First Show Coming Up! - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 04-26-2010, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 822
• Horses: 0
First Show Coming Up!

My first show is coming up! lt's on May eighth. l'm doing the Youth Division with Thumper, which is W/T/C Eq, W/T/C HUS, and Eq o/f to 2-foot, and then l'm doing the 2'3" Medal Class. lt's my first medal, and l plan on doing medals at all of my shows this summer :). Now that l'm jumping Thumper in my trainer's pelham (for now!), we're actually able to successfully complete a medal-type course :P. This will be my first year showing Thumper over fences- last year l rode my instructors Holsteiner because there was no way Thumper and l were ready for o/f classes together XD. ALSO, my friends will be showing this summer with me, so l'll have some show buddies along! l think it'll be really fun!


anrz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 04-28-2010, 11:37 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In A Saddle
Posts: 979
• Horses: 1
GOOD LUCK!! my season started around March but I'm excited for all the shows this summer!! (should I get this job). I have my first fair of the year May 23rd and then a schooling show before that May 18th Make sure you have a lot of fun and take pics for everyone!! I've kinda just started D jumping with a Pelham and OMG I can keep him a hunter apose to becoming Mr. Jumper horse AND I can collect and extend his striding SO MUCH EASIER! I don't feel like I am hanging on his mouth. Oh I <3 Pelhams

*+*Know Jumps Know Glory, No Jumps No Glory*+*
Dartanion is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 04-28-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 822
• Horses: 0
Thanks! haha Thumper's the same way- I'm able to actually adjust his stride in the pelham :). Ideally, I'd like to do the same in my snaffle, but his mouth is so hard from being ridden in a corkscrew snaffle until he was 9 or or so that it's still a work in progress :). Thumper's been getting the occasional bath (which he hates) and I've been working hard to gradually pull his mane (which he ALSO hates LOL) so he'll be all ready for braiding and showing :). I was in for a nasty surprise when I went out to ride yesterday, though: Thumper's started rubbing his tail again :(. It's nearly bald at the top of his tail (in the center of the dock, there are maybe 10 hairs :S), but at least there's still hair on the sides to braid with LOL.
I'll definitely try to get pictures and a video . I have a clinic this coming Sunday, also, so I'll be getting some good insight right before the show! All flatting, which will be useful :).


anrz is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 04-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
Have fun at your show! Still love that name Thumper!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-07-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 822
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck View Post
Have fun at your show! Still love that name Thumper!
Thanks! I love his name, too :). The show's tomorrow- I'm nearly ready lol.


anrz is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Posts: 1,903
• Horses: 3
Have a good ride tomorrrow!!

-Melanie
Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
My Beau is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-08-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 822
• Horses: 0
Thanks! lt went fairly well. Considering that 2 months ago we couldn't even get Thumper to canter a course of 4 jumps calmly and one month ago l could barely release and would hit him in the mouth over nearly every jump, it was quite the success! He had a couple mini-rears and bucks in him, but he was just a little hyper because of the bad weather (it was freezing and sleeting for the first half!) and all of the unfamiliar horses and trailers and such. l'm just so proud of him! l love him so much, no matter how naughty he is :).
This shows some of our good and bad moments:
We had many more good than bad moments, so it was definitely a good show and a good learning experience :).


anrz is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-10-2010, 08:33 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In A Saddle
Posts: 979
• Horses: 1
AWESOME video! you rode his little 'hissy fits' well! He's such a cutie pie!!! aawww I can't wait to show next Sunday now!! Gah *jealous*

*+*Know Jumps Know Glory, No Jumps No Glory*+*
Dartanion is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-11-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 822
• Horses: 0
thanks :). I think he is, too . Good luck at your show! I hope it goes well!


anrz 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
California State Show of Champions Coming in October! Dartanion Horse Shows 4 10-07-2009 02:40 AM
it's coming.. Snapple122 Horse Talk 3 09-08-2009 04:58 AM
How is she coming along?? Sliding4ever Horse Riding Critique 7 04-16-2009 10:15 PM
Please critique!!! Me and Cotton practicing for our show coming up in april! ticklytiger12 Horse Riding Critique 18 03-28-2009 03:26 PM
Sping is coming!!! Spring is coming!!! Angel_Leaguer Horse Talk 5 03-03-2009 04:30 PM

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