Well, first of all, I live in New Zealand so if anyone is from here then that would be excellent!!!
I have been riding for a little over a year and have been only to a sports day with my horse. I've never had a riding lesson, ever. I'm 14.
I really want to compete in the local a&p show, and i've convinced mum and dad to let me (which took months and I am NOT about to let the show slide on bye)... but...
I don't really know what I should take.
The obvious things I know to take are:
Horse (difficult to participate without her haha
Saddle Blanket & Saddle (i only have a gp saddle)
Bridle, she's in a snaffle bit
Jodphurs (do you have to have beige ones?)
Long Riding Boots
Shirt, I know what kind but I don't know how to explain
Is there anything else I need? Keep in mind its only a one day show, I want to Show Jump... unless I decide to enter the plesure classes, in which case it would be two days.
The next thing is that I don't know what I should enter.
I can jump up to 90cm, but still working on the position lol it aint to great yet. But I can jump 70cm easy as if it were nothing.
While I'm here, I might add that bubbles is 23yrs atm, but does NOT act like it, and we want to show her under the name "After The Storm" do you need papers to do that? Or just enter her under it.
And help at all would be really great, especially if someone has showed in New Zealand before... the a&p show is not a MAJOR show, but I would like to look good at it, because I hate it when people judge on how you and your horse look.
When I was at the sports day with bubbles, she was in an old saddle and bridle and faded saddle blanket. And I was in jodphurs, old helmet and normal everyday shirt (because there was no dress code), so people automatically assumed that I couldnt ride for crap, and that bubbles was not a good horse... well we showed them big time. Whipped everyones arses in most of the games, in most of the flatwork and we even did an adults challenge which you have to do with your saddle on, then come back and do it without your saddle, which did include pole bending, and jumping. First ever outing with bubbles and we come back with 4 1sts, 3 2nds, and a 3rd.. and an adult challenge ribbon.
Boy did we show them... talk about jaw on the floor.
Here is a video of what we can do so far.
I emailed the lady about it about 2 months ago but she hasnt replied. Must be quite busy as you'd expect.