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post #1 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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What age...

did you start showing at? I am 16 and haven't really shown ever, only 2 local ones and some fun ones we did at the barn. I want to so bad, but we just don't have the money right now. I would like to when I'm older and can afford to buy a second horse.
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 09:04 PM
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14 or so. Unless you count a lead rein class when i was 3 lol
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post #3 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 09:06 PM
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I think somewhere around 10, I am trying to remember exactly but I know we started going to pony club meets and open shows with my trainer at about the same time and that was when I was 10.

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 10:04 PM
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I've never been to a show/been in a show, ever, and I'm 19, 20 in September. I love to be in one sometime but I doubt I'll ever get the chance since there just aren't shows around here for some reason but I like to dream! Haha

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I go to the ocassional hack show and only started to go recently so about 15
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 10:36 PM
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9 or 10 .. I was young but it was great experience!

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-07-2010, 11:17 PM
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umm it will be this spring/summer so ill be 13! but my trainer started at 6 showing!!

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post #8 of 16 Old 03-08-2010, 03:56 AM
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I was 14. I had made the switch from Dressage to H/J at 13, never did any dressage shows.

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post #9 of 16 Old 03-08-2010, 04:20 AM
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I actually did the odd occasional show since I was about 5, but I've only started actually getting right into showing when I was 13. Age is only in your head.
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post #10 of 16 Old 03-08-2010, 06:33 PM
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I started with lead line (not very heavy only like 4 or 6 shows) then I showed a lot from 8-13 then went SLOW from 14-16 and now heavily since I was 17 (I am 21 now). Made a 'switch' from Hunters to Breed show but my heart lies with Hunters. However I am surrounded by breed shows so hehe D has to play all rounder horsey

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