I took him to pony camp when I had only had him 3 weeks, it went really well but he got an absess in his leg and we missed the gymkhana. After camp for a few months there are lots of gymkhanas, I decided I would ride someone elses horse because we were still a bit new and he is a very difficult horse to sport on and I didn't want to push myself.
I took him to a gymkhana earlier this year and we did really well, I was very happy with how he went but we placed really badly because I have only been riding since I was 11 and am compeating against people who have been riding since they were born, I know I shouldn't expect to be as good as them but I'm sure they don't put in nearly as much effort as I do and they still do really well.
I took him to camp again this year, it was my last year before I become an assosiate and I'm not sure I will go back to pony club. He was going really well and I was sure we would do really well at the gymkhana but because Mum refuses to shoe him he went lame and we missed it again. This year I was lucky enough to get to ride my instructors horse but it just wasn't the same.
I gues the point of this rant was that I am really frustrated because nothing ever seems to go to plan.
Sorry it went for so long, chocolate cookies for any one who manages to read all this.