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    05-09-2009, 12:46 AM
  #1
Trained
Calling All Eventers!!

Hey Guys!

I thought, that since I have such a passion for this sport - that it would be great to beable to share it with others on this forum who share the same love.

I would love to hear about yourself and your horse and see pictures of you guys in action!

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I'll start!

My name is Kimberly and I've been Eventing since I joined Pony Club way back in my High School days. I grew up on 40 acres, where I would beable to ride out in the open.

I never knew what an arena was at that time, nor did I know what in the world I was doing - but I was doing it and having fun! Lol. I grew up jumping natural obsticles - I guess you can say I was Eventing, before I even knew what Eventing was.

I was jumping fallen tree's. This old Stone Wall that was falling apart. Ditches, Creeks, hedges - anything and everything that looked jumpable.

Then I joined the local Pony Club and went from there. That was when I was introduced to the arena. Dressage and Stadium Jumping.

Aside from Eventing, I love to Fox Hunt and do Hunter Paces and Hunter Trials.

Anyways, I am babbling - my appologies.

Here are some pictures:

My Husbands horse and I Eventing together. We placed 4th out of 30 competators. We'd of won if I didn't screw up in the stadium phase, we were 2nd at that point and bumped downto 4th.





















And here is the Big Man himeslf - Nelson and I:









     
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    05-09-2009, 12:49 AM
  #2
Trained
And more:









     
    05-09-2009, 10:13 AM
  #3
Weanling
Nice pics! I love the palomino paint. XD I can't wait to see everyone's pictures.. I don't event myself, lol. Cross country scares me, I'm no good at dressage, and never tired jumpers.
     
    05-09-2009, 05:36 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Hi, I'm Zandra, I'm 14, and I have been riding for about 8 years, and I've done about everything. Hunter, jumper, eventing, ect. I also trail ride, and sometimes ride western. I have 5 horses, and live on 85 acres. I rode with my eventing instructor and she taught me everything, I switched trainers, and had about the worst time ever. She is horrible and abused the horses, I really didn't know what I was thinking. I took about a year off to focuse on my figure skating, but now I'm back! I am starting up eventing again, and my first show is in about 2 weeks! I don't have any pics, but here is a vid of me and Blue schooling at home.
     
    05-09-2009, 06:51 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Hi I'm Drew. I'm 16 and I live in good 'ol Kansas! I have been eventing since early 2003. I started out on my OTTB mare Ginisee. She was ten at the time and carried me safely thru eventing until 2005 when she tore her deep flexor tendon. She's 17 now and retired at my stables :) We evented up to Novice and schooled up to Prelim. We were 2004 MACTA Beginner Novice reserve champion horse of the year and qualified for the AEC's in 2004 and 2005. She's the horse in the first picture

The horse in the second picture is Uma aka Javah. She is 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire (AWB) and i've had her since she was 10 months old. She's 7 now. She had a bit of a rough start when starting her training. The person who we sent her to to start her under saddle broke her withers so that took a bit of healing. Then when she was 3, she was kicked in the stifle and had to have a sequestrum (pocket of dead bone, that if not removed can break their leg) removed at Kansas State. I took her to her first event this past summer at beginner novice and she was third place in the end of the year standings at Beginner Novice. She pulled a muscle in the same stifle in september but is coming back beautifully! We look forward to a year of learning and clinics!
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    05-09-2009, 08:28 PM
  #6
Yearling
I'm going to attempt to event with my stud colt, but we'll see how that goes. It's all a crap shoot, at his age! ;)

Cool pics guys! When I start getting lessons again (in eventing--OMG! Real jump lessons!), hopefully I'll start some cross country run-throughs. I've got a TB that would be a nice eventer, but he needs a LOT of undersaddle work. Sigh. Last year we had just gotten to the point where I deemed his flatwork/dressage fundamentally good to start jumping, and he popped a splint. LAME.
     
    05-10-2009, 09:14 PM
  #7
Weanling
We've always had horses and I started showing in hunters when I was like 5 or 6. Im 17 now and have been eventing for about 6 years. Im in area 3, near aiken, so we have 5 recognized cross country courses all within an hour drive. I started out on my hanoverian mare sassy. We went up to novice together and I had her about 2 years. But she just didn't really enjoy showing so I sold her to a lady as a trail horse and broodmare.

Our first event together. Beginner Novice.


Probably about a year later at Novice.






Then I got Eli. He's a new zealand thoroughbred (a clifton). He had done preliminary a few times with his previous owner but was basically ruined because they took him too fast. When I got him he was very very skinny and was on nothing but grass and a flake of hay a day. When I put some weight on him, he turned into a completely differnet horse and rushed all his jumps. So I started over on him basically and learned to ride him and after a few months, we did great together. We did novice about a year before he hurt himself and now its been 2 years since i've shown him. I gave him the time off and am slowing bringing him back.










And about a year ago I got Derby, a 4yr old from the track. Iíve done all his training and have been the only one to ride him off the track besides the trainer I bought him from who only had him about 2 months.







     
    05-10-2009, 09:48 PM
  #8
Weanling
I'm eventnwithwinston. You can just call me E :)
I have been riding since I was 7. I have always ridden at the same eventing barn but I didn't really start cross-country and all of that until a few years later when I was older. I, myself, have jumped up to Novice... but my horse is a 5 yr old off the track who stopped racing last May. Winston is a chestnut OTTB with a white blaze and one white half canon. I've had him since early February and he has just been amazing. I have learned so much from him... even though we are still perfecting and improving the small stuff.

Before Winston, I had trialed and leased many many other horses. Not all of the experiences have gone quite well... I've been thrown (harddddd) about 6 times in the past 3 mo. All on lease or trial horses, have had a lease kick a whole in the wall, had a lease run off with me in a huge horse show during stadium and then me retiring during the XC phase... etc etc. Before all of this I had owned an ADORABLE little liver chestnut Rocky Mtn/Welsh/Shetland pony named Tye Dye. I loved this pony to death, but sadly I had to sell him last year. I had evented with him up to Starter (he was a small pony).

Now I have Winston and am preparing for the summer eventing trials. I am hoping to do well (as we all do).
Oh yeah I'm in Pony Club. Have been for a while. Im a C1 and have gone to Nationals twice for Quiz... :) I have a lot of fun with my friends and Pony Club.

Ill stop talking now. Yahhh... I wish I had pictures but I havent really gotten any of Winston and I yet.

E
     
    05-12-2009, 08:25 AM
  #9
Foal
I'm Jules, and I started eventing exactly a year ago. I did beginner novice on my TB cross, with some novice pipeopeners/jumpers thrown in. (I never wanted to compete at novice because my horse was a foxhunter, NOT a dressage horse...) Now I have a 5 year old OTTB that I'm excited to be with, and although I think she's more of a hunter, I want to eventually get her to the novice level because an eventing hunter would be such a well rounded pony. ;D

I haven't taken my OTTB out cross country schooling yet, (when my barn went 2 weeks ago she was recovering from a mysteriously swelly tendon) so I brought my little project pony instead! Grace did go to a jumping lesson about a month ago, so I'll post a picture or 2 from that. ;)

Grace jumping;


Pony CC;


My first BN event, excuse my lower leg;


Tehe


CC, training coop


Hahaha you can see my position solidify from the last 3 pics (from the beginning of the summer) to the first 2 recent ones.
     
    05-12-2009, 07:10 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by equineeventer3390    
We've always had horses and I started showing in hunters when I was like 5 or 6. Im 17 now and have been eventing for about 6 years. Im in area 3, near aiken, so we have 5 recognized cross country courses all within an hour drive. I started out on my hanoverian mare sassy. We went up to novice together and I had her about 2 years. But she just didn't really enjoy showing so I sold her to a lady as a trail horse and broodmare.

Our first event together. Beginner Novice.


Probably about a year later at Novice.






Then I got Eli. He's a new zealand thoroughbred (a clifton). He had done preliminary a few times with his previous owner but was basically ruined because they took him too fast. When I got him he was very very skinny and was on nothing but grass and a flake of hay a day. When I put some weight on him, he turned into a completely differnet horse and rushed all his jumps. So I started over on him basically and learned to ride him and after a few months, we did great together. We did novice about a year before he hurt himself and now its been 2 years since i've shown him. I gave him the time off and am slowing bringing him back.










And about a year ago I got Derby, a 4yr old from the track. Iíve done all his training and have been the only one to ride him off the track besides the trainer I bought him from who only had him about 2 months.







Nice set of pics!
     

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