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post #1 of 8 Old 07-09-2014, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Moving Up! First 2'9" Show!

This weekend is my first show at 2'9"! My goal is to do the Adult Amateurs so this is an exciting step for me! A year ago last weekend I did my first ever show on my horse at 2', so I am very proud to have moved up this much in this year. My trainer thinks that it will be easier for me to do the higher divisions because my horse has a really big stride and I always struggle to make him fit down the 2'6" lines, and she thinks they will be longer in the main ring.

I always go to these shows, and this is my first time I will get to show in the main ring! There is also a show next next weekend that includes a 2'9" derby, and my trainer says I can do that too!

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-09-2014, 04:01 PM
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Woohoo! What an accomplishment! :) We hope to have tons of pictures and videos from your show. Hope you have a wonderful show, and it is a great experiance ^.^

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-10-2014, 12:44 AM
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Awesome!!! Have fun and enjoy the ride!!! I always thought the higher classes were more fun, though i've only ever gone to 2'6 XD post pictures and good luck!
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-10-2014, 12:49 PM
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Good luck and have fun! I've just started 2'9" with my boy, and it is such an exciting height to jump :)
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-11-2014, 08:28 PM
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YAY for you and Carlyle!!! Let us know how it goes!!
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-12-2014, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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So we actually got champion!!!! I'm beyond thrilled he was such a good boy. We are doing the same division tomorrow!
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-05-2014, 03:42 PM
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Wait until you move up to 3ft and 3'3"! That's the fun stuff!
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-10-2014, 04:42 PM
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have fun. if your having trouble with the big stride move down a division cause the higher the jump the deeper in the horse will land and there will be less space for you strides.
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