Originally Posted by jchunterjumper
wow, you are so lucky. Kinda going off on a tangent--I was looking into applying, but thought that it was unfair for 2 reasons. One is that the closest program was very far away (OK, that isnt anyones fault), But the other reason was that there was no way that I could get in because my horse and I don't go to many recognized shows (like AA). My horse is good enough, I just don't have the money (Parents bought expensive horse, daughter has to pay for shows! Grrrr) I know that I have way more heart and soul than many of my friends that show all year on the A curcuit. I just don't think that they really are funair in their selecting process. Nothing personal at all!!! ANYWAYS way to go! And no, I have never trained with her, but I am sure that it will be an amazing experience, I am super jelous!
Yeah I don't go to many recognized shows either. I showed in 3 'A'/'AA' rated shows last year and the rest were 'C' or schooling shows, but that's what they were looking for. I could only show if I won enough money to pay for the show, and I had local sponsors for one of the shows. The program was looking for riders like you and me where we have the heart to do it and we want to do it, but we can't compete at what we want to on a regular basis. I know what you are feeling when you say you have more heart and soul than many other girls, cause that's exactly how I feel. I see girls that don't really want to ride showing in 'AAA' rated shows and they sit there and complain and sometimes they act like spoiled brats (not saying that everyone who shows in those are spoiled brats). But I know how you feel cause I ride up to 12 horses a day in the summer and putting my whole heart behind what I do, but yet I am not able to compete at where I want to. But anyways Thanks! I am soooo excited! I leave this friday...It's a 5-6 hour drive so its going to be pretty boring lol but I can't wait