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post #1 of 5 Old 03-01-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Please help...

Hello my name is Amanda i am 16 and i live in Michigan i have lived with and rode horses my whole life and i have always wanted to show and i want to start making my dream come true but i don't know what to do i cant seem to find a good lead on how to start i cant find any open shows in my area and i would really like some help being able to show my horses would be the best thing in the world to me so can you please help me out, thank you
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-01-2009, 11:35 AM
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Contact the state club for the registry that your horse is registered with...Michigan Paint Horse Club, Michigan Quarter Horse Assn., etc. They will have a schedule of shows, names of trainers within the state, possibly clinics planned. A lot of the clubs even have a welcoming committee to make it easier for you to get started.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-01-2009, 11:50 AM
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where at in Michigan? I live in Michigan too. And i have been to quite a few of open shows. I live down my ann arbor.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-01-2009, 03:50 PM
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Are there any training barns near you? Or barns that do lessons?
Talk to one of the coaches there and maybe they can lead you to some local shows.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-01-2009, 07:59 PM
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First of all, get a trainer. That is your key to showing, no matter how good you are, you NEED a trainer, they will show and tell you what the judge wants to see in a ring. Then go on from there.

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