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        11-17-2012, 11:10 PM
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    Foal
    Just got a crazy idea.

    I think it would be fun to show my horse!
    She is AQHA registered, and I think I'd do best in some kind of Western show.

    Problem is, I'm 23. I've been riding for about 2-3 years. I purchased my first horse about 3 weeks ago. Showing may very well be something fun to try.

    Since I'm an older novice, and I just want to show for fun, what are your recommendations for getting into this?? :)
    It may not be for me, but any and all information is welcome. ;)
         
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        11-17-2012, 11:13 PM
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    Foal
    I too am in this boat. Hopefully I can learn from this post.
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        11-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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    Foal
    I'm 23 and I just went to my first show with my weanling ( also his first show).... Do it! You are never too old to follow your dreams! We took home three ribbons, a third place, fourth place, and a sixth place but it was fun and we learned a lot.

    There are people of all ages at these shows younger kids, people out age, and older! Just be confident and friendly and no one will second guess you!
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        11-19-2012, 12:14 PM
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    Foal
    Is there any local barns in your area that do local shows in the event your interested in? It may help to have a trainer that has shown and can show you the ropes. Your never to old to start, Im 26 and still learning how to do Reining I might go to my first show next spring/summer or wait for the following year. Just make sure you know its for fun and experience!!
         
        12-04-2012, 10:13 AM
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    Weanling
    Yeah I am 27 and started showing this year. Our local "fun and frolic" show last weekend had a "beginner adult novice walk/trot" which was only for people riding less than two years. I competed in five classes total, but it's nice to compete in one for newby riders with a level playing field! Just find some fun shows and have fun!!
         
        12-13-2012, 03:29 PM
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    Foal
    Look around for some fun shows or schooling shows. I know a lot of older people who start there, as those shows are less intense and nobody's really looking at age.. they're just having fun and getting experience.
         

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