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post #1 of 5 Old 06-11-2012, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation What do you think? Divisions?

Hello, I am in need of a little advice from you guys. Particuraly people who often show their horses and have been in divisions where class Champion and Reserve Champion are awarded.
I am in a division this year and I compete in the show three times a year. There is a Champion and Reserve Champion awarded at every show and then there are year end awards.
I entered these classes..
Open Walk Jog Western Pleasure Green Horse
Open W/J Western Equitation Green Horse
Open W/J Western Command Green Horse
I am the only one in this division so far as of the first show out of three this year. My horse and I are both green at Western show classes. I am a little less green than she is. My question is..do I compete in the class all year and recieve three championships or should I back out? Am I just wasting everybody's time?
Thank you! :)

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-11-2012, 01:32 PM
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Being the only person in a green class is a blessing. You can focus on yourself, and even if you mess up, you win! Although, sometimes shows will say you can no longer show green if you have won a certain number of first places/championships, so I would be careful about that. You are definitely not wasting anybody's time. Go and learn. If you are worried about placing out of the green division, maybe enter your age division instead, where they will probably have more people. :) Good luck!

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-11-2012, 03:49 PM
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The division may start to fill up as the show season progresses. At my first show there were only 3 in my class -

It may be a good opportunity to get show experience without really worrying about competing.
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Like somebody said the class will probably get more people in it throughout the year. As for winning Champion or Reserve all year...not necessarily. I know people who show and have been the only ones in their class and have not gotten either. It is based on how well you do over all and doesn't matter if your the only one in your class. Which I think is how it should be....you should still have to work for the win and not just be handed it because your the only one.

So personally no I wouldn't back out.

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I will probably end up staying in. I do have the option to do green rider don't forget though. The points that they were awarded in the class says who has the most points - or did the best job, so yes they do win Champion and Reserve Champion for a reason.

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