Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
The Hunter world is too political for me, I cannot even start to sit down and try to follow all the etiquite's and rules and "fopaux's" of the world.
But - I know many Eventers in my area who ride the Hunter/Jumper Winter Series Shows all winter to keep in shape. I am one of them :)
It is a great way to ensure that you and your horse keep up to par with riding over fences. But I don't do any rated shows, just Schooling where things are low key and fun and not so cliquey or political. I enjoy the Winter LMHJA Winter Series because they are so low key and anyone can do them whether they are on a QH, Pie Bald Face Appaloosa, Standardbred or Arab.
I enjoy the LMHJA winter series as well because you don't have to wear show clothes for any of the comps at all - it is in the middle of winter, and it is much too cold for any of that - so you can ride in your winter coat, winter boots, winter tights, ear muffs and you don't have to braid.
It's a great way to be amonst many other riders who collect together to have fun without the stress of serious competition, and a great way to keep both you and your horse comfortable and familiar with fences, while your real sport is retired until next season.