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post #1 of 7 Old 06-14-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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How do I start showing and competing?

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?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-14-2010, 10:45 PM
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find a barn that offeres showing for horses you take lessons on? or become a working student in exchange for showing horses
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-15-2010, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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thanks :)
any other ideas?
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-15-2010, 03:49 PM
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Showing can be a ton of fun! Go for it! Sounds like you have to find a place and a trainer to take you to shows.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-15-2010, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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true but I don't know if i should leave my current riding school :(
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-15-2010, 04:18 PM
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Could you ask your current trainer if she could take you to some shows?
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-15-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ok since my riding school leases horses for shows for cheap ill ask her

thanks :)
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