Ok well i'm 14 and live in England and have been riding for 4 years and I know that I am good enough to compete but I just need to get a bit better, I can do things like cantering, trotting, and walking and jumping, and simple shapes like 20m circle, demi volt, figure of 8, etc. I've just been told I need to practice being firmer when doing transistions and being on horses that like bolting towards the gate.
The problem is the riding school I go to now isn't a Pony Club centre, and im pretty sure the only competitions they have are like inter-school ones.
I don't have my own horse, but I know I really want to compete and get to a high standard, but I don't know what to do.
What should I do or should I just stick to riding for fun now?