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        04-14-2007, 10:43 PM
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    Foal
    Interested in showjumping...

    Hi I am really interested in showjumping but I don't know where to start. Can anyone please tell me.
         
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        04-15-2007, 04:36 AM
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    Green Broke
    Hi,
    Do you have a trainer/instructor? :)
         
        04-15-2007, 11:31 PM
      #3
    Foal
    No I have never actually done jumping in competition and I use to do riding lesson but I now have a thoroughbred and have been jumping in the yard and would like to compete...And no I don't have a trainer or instructor.
         
        04-19-2007, 04:23 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Then it would probably be a good idea to get one to start of with.
         
        04-20-2007, 02:54 AM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mathew
    No I have never actually done jumping in competition and I use to do riding lesson but I now have a thoroughbred and have been jumping in the yard and would like to compete...And no I don't have a trainer or instructor.
    If you don't want to get a trainer, do you have any friends who jump? Maybe they could help? :)
    I'd suggest getting a trainer, even if its just for a few lessons. But saying that, when I was a child My friends and I taught our selves to jump, and I didnt have a jumping lesson till I was about 15yrs old. And I'd already been competing for about 6 years, and had done really well
         
        04-21-2007, 07:19 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Thanks guys I asked my friends at school and they told me a ponyclub that I can learn to become a better jumper at .....thanks heaps
         
        04-22-2007, 03:06 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Aww good for you. Keep us posted how you get on.
         
        06-24-2007, 05:52 PM
      #8
    Foal
    You really shouldn't go straight into showjumping unless you have done hunters over fences( 2ft to 4ft), have a instructor that has been quaified to teach showjumping or competes in showjumping themselves, and the horse that is able to do it.
         
        06-24-2007, 06:31 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Bourbon St., I think that really only applies if you're in the US. If you live outside the US, Hunters the way you and I know hunters aren't the same.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but ShowJumping in the UK for example has levels (different heights) which are: British Novice, DIscovery, Members, Newcomers and Fox Hunters (.90m, 1.00m, 1.10m,1.10m and 1.20m respectively.). There aren''t any hunters, equitation, etc. as there are in the US. The only way to go is Show Jumping
         
        06-26-2007, 09:50 AM
      #10
    Foal
    Find a trainer. He/She'll point you in the right direction and help you improve from what you've taught yourself already.
         

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