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    07-07-2013, 10:01 PM
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starting a dressage career?

I have been riding since I was 4 and now age 15, I could never part with my horses. Over the past 2 years I have qualified and won, many competitions with my recent horse, up to nationals. It is because of my special boy I have realised, I want to become a professional Dressage rider. We have both thought each other a great deal. He was a dusty old school master who had been out of work for 2 years and I was a complete and utter novice. Together we worked our way to the top (Elementary), despite, at the start when, my little chap would make every objection known to man and I would **** my self at every objection he made. However my 1000 field pony turned out to be one of the best in the region.

I have now sadly grown out of my pony and he is now for sale. So I am left to the question of what to do next? Buy a youngster to bring on with my instructor. Or buy a school master (PSG) and learn from it ? I understand riding is 40% skill and 60% money, so I have set aside funds for the right horse. I'm just not sure if this is a good way to kick start my riding career, once I finish school?

Alternatively I would like to do a working internship with an international dressage rider and use the funds for my horse and buy my self work experience with the best. I know this is not fair, 'Buying your self into the industry' , however it seems this is the only way. I am prepared to work dam hard though for what ever job I am given; be it waking up at 4:30am and going to sleep at 11:00. If it gets me to the top I will do it.

Any advise would be appreciated!
Have you tried being an apprentice?
Is it worth it?
Is there much success?
Should I consider buying a horse in germany or holland?

Thank you
     

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