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        09-28-2013, 03:09 PM
    Just Starting Showing

    Hello! I would really like to start showing, but I honestly have no idea where to start! I've done a few shows just at my barn, but I'd really like to do something bigger. I don't own a horse, as I can't afford one yet. Can any of you more experienced riders give me tips and tell me how you started? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
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        09-28-2013, 03:47 PM
    Do you have any local fairgrounds that put on shows? I would suggest contacting them and seeing what they have for classes for novices/beginners/people just getting into showing.

    You could also contact other barns in your area and find out if they hold shows.

    Without your own horse, it makes it difficult. I take it you are riding the lesson horses at your barn?
        09-28-2013, 06:03 PM
    If you don't own a horse, you'll have to find a horse. I'd suggest talking to whoever owns the horse your currently ride, and they will be able to advise you on where you can show.

    You are pretty limited on where you can show when you don't own a horse. You also need a truck and trailer to transport, and your own tack. If you are able to borrow all these things, whoever you borrow from should have good advice on where to show in your area.

    I don't know what discipline you ride, but you can look for shows in your area that have "Schooling" in the title. They are usually lower key, less expensive, and are good practice to learn how shows operate.

    Also, try just attending a show without a horse to see how it operates. Shows always need volunteers!

    To summarize, you really need to talk to your current horse network to figure out how you can show.
        09-29-2013, 10:21 AM
    Since you don't have a horse you might be able to talk to your lesson instructor and ask them if you can take a lesson horse to a show. Like ptvintage said- look for schooling shows. Schooling shows are usually more laid back and provide a great experience for people who have just started showing. (Once you have a horse to ride) I would suggest showing as much as you can and in as many classes as you can to get experience. When you start our you may not do as well as you had hoped but with practice you will get better. Good luck!
        09-29-2013, 03:41 PM
    Thank you so much to everyone who replied. :) I'll definitely talk to my trainer and try to look for schooling shows.

    new to showing

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