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post #1 of 9 Old 01-07-2012, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Most amount of faults in a SJ competition!

so if you've ever been to a SJ comp where you can complete the round even if you've had more than 3 refusals etc how many points did you manage to rack up??
i tooke my to her fist SJ she refused at EVERY jump at least five times but one and knocked EVERY jump but one down so thats what... 100+ faults

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-07-2012, 08:33 AM
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Wev all been there, I dont think its possible to have horses and not have at least one bad bad day at a competition or just everyday riding. I remember one of my very first shows, I think I was about 10 and I fell of 5times! It was just a we local training show at my riding stables and there was hardly anyone there, thank god! I was mortified, but the course builders just kept throwing me back up and shouting, come on keep going. It is true that you learn from your mistakes because after that day I made sure I didnt get that pony to ride again and I got some proper jumping lessons lol
I did have a sore ass for about 2weeks though
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this is the reason i have my trainer school my horse at a show before i ride in to exhibit. she works out all the kinks before i go into the arena a big ball of nerves and either have a terrible ride, or end up hurt.

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So far I'm clean in all the courses I've done. Only 1 year of showing but I got lucky.
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so if you've ever been to a SJ comp where you can complete the round even if you've had more than 3 refusals etc how many points did you manage to rack up??
i tooke my to her fist SJ she refused at EVERY jump at least five times but one and knocked EVERY jump but one down so thats what... 100+ faults

Wow. That's a lot of faults... Out of curiosity, was it because your horse wasn't ready to be in the ring? I think I would have excused myself halfway through and went back to the schooling ring!

I've never been to a show that would allow more then 2 refusals before being excused. Now that's happened ot me! My friend and I call it "the Walk of Shame"!
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^ here, SJ training days allow you to complete your round no matter HOW bad you're going. I guess a training day here is roughly the equivalent to a schooling show in the US?

I've been eliminated on refusals before too, but it was on a pony that was SO not ready to show and we were there to have fun and see how he would behave, so because he was good other than the refusals, it was still a good/successful day. That pony went on to go clear in every subsequent SJ round other than one (a fall, my fault), and placed in 3 of the 6 he did before I outgrew him and had to sell.

I've also been eliminated for falling off, which was ALSO my fault for riding with my stirrups about a mile too long. FAIL. Much more of a walk of shame than being eliminated for refusals I will tell you now - I was bright red!

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jujmangi- it was my first show :P haha

upnover- i was kinda just using it to get her used to new experiences#

blue eyed pony- ahhh poor you!!

99% of the time, its the riders fault.
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lol it's all part of having horses :P I think the judges were pretty impressed with me the day I fell off because I got back up and told my pony he was fantastic. Too many people get real upset about it and blame it on the horse and I guess that's what the judges expect to see? Anyway I got a couple of comments on how good of a sport I was from the other competitors. It wasn't a training day as such, but we WERE in the encouragement ring (he was new to the world of jumpers, as was I) so the atmosphere was really relaxed. I do miss that pony, regardless of how many times he intentionally ditched me! Never at shows, though. For some reason he was always better behaved at shows than he was at home.

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I was always taught two refusals, elimination!

I'll never forget my saddle clubs jumping xD

I did the first round on my dad's nutter.. I didn't tell him, I just phoned home and said I'm on in 5! Guess my mum's white face when they turned up and seeing me lead josie in spoke better than actions.
Do you know what though.. she jumped clear, and we got in to the time off.
MY horse refused every second fence however.. but they said schooling purposes, stay in and make him do it the little bugger!!
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