Fun Show-Gymkhana...on july 27th

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    07-13-2008, 02:37 AM
Fun Show-Gymkhana...on july 27th

So I've taken dude to two barrel competitions before but we did horrible because there were over 150 horses and it just turned out to be over stressful. But that was like 3 years ago. Well im ready to try again. Im taking Dude to a gymkhana show on the 27th of this month. Im really nervous!! I don't know what to expect. What do you do when you get there? Any advice? It starts at 9 am. I will post the class list tomorrow when I get a chance but any advice or tips on shows would be greatly appreciated. I still have to practice at our barn. If this all goes well, my moms actually considering letting me start entering more shows which would be awesome.Thanx
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    07-13-2008, 04:40 AM
Green Broke
You'll need to be sure to register/ check-in when you get there. Some shows require you to leave an open check, others let you pay ahead of time. You'll also have to show your coggins test at check-in. Get a couple of class lists for yourself so you can remember what classes you're in :)

Also, arrive early. By an hour or more. That will give you enough time to get there, get settled in, get your horse settled in, check in, ride, etc. etc.

I hope you have a blast! The local shows are always so much fun (and so much more stress free!)

PS - don't forget things like 2 buckets (one for water and one for sponging off your horse), hay, manure fork, fans and extension cords, etc. etc. :)

Sorry for the scattered thoughts...really tired, should be sleeping
    07-13-2008, 01:43 PM
My horse has never had a coggins shot. When we went to the barrel comp., they werent required to have a coggins. Are you sure that this is required everywhere? So do I need to0 get a shot record? Thanks so much
    07-13-2008, 01:52 PM
Originally Posted by americancowgurl31391
My horse has never had a coggins shot. When we went to the barrel comp., they werent required to have a coggins. Are you sure that this is required everywhere? So do I need to0 get a shot record? Thanks so much
Some places check for coggins and you can get into a heap
of trouble sometimes when you don't have the papers on you...
    07-13-2008, 01:56 PM
I don't think anyone at our barn has it and I don't even know if its required down here. How do I find out if its required? So you just register when you get to the show?
    07-13-2008, 02:01 PM
I honestly don't know about them where you are located,
though I would do a online search or ask around about them
where you live.
    07-13-2008, 02:03 PM
Awesome...thanx!!! Im really excited. This could be a good oppurtunity for us.
    07-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by americancowgurl31391
awesome...thanx!!! Im really excited. This could be a good oppurtunity for us.
Your Welcome! Hope You Have Fun!
    07-13-2008, 06:22 PM
Ok so heres what im doing...just a fun show.
1- single barrel
2- clover barrel
3- bow tie(i have no idea what this is...anyone else know?)
4- Ring toss(im assuming this is putting the hula hoop around the barrel...??)
5- Ball Race(Is this where you put the golf ball in the cone??)
6- Keyhole
7- Fox and Hound(Never heard of it and don't know what it is)

And then my little sis is going to do a couple leadline classes.

Also my horse keeps throwing shoes. His feet crack so easily. I would love to take his shoes off but he's always had them and I don't want him to be sore all the time. And shoes are so expensive. Any advice?
    07-13-2008, 07:01 PM
Green Broke
Coggins papers are documents that you get from your vet after they test for Coggins (they draw some blood, send it to the lab, etc). They will either come out positive or negative. If they come out positive, they will be basically barred from any place that allows any horses to come in! (trail rides, shows, auctions, crossing state lines, etc) as it is a highly contagious disease. Fortunately I I believe it's pretty rare, but almost all places (esp shows) will ask for one. So you just need to prove that they're negative and bring your papers with you. (some shows will ask you to mail in a copy with your entries, some shows will ask to see it when you check in, some shows will require one but never ask about it :) ) This SHOULD be taken annually with your shots. I'd ask your vet and get one drawn if you haven't already. Almost all places will require a negative coggins. And depending on the lab it just takes a day or two and costs about $25.

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