Where there is a will, there is a way.
If your heart and soul belongs to eventing, then fight. stick with it and give it your best.
Really learn as much as you can from your current trainer before he heads off to Germany and stick with that. Even when you ride under less competant coaches, you will still have the strong fundamentals of how to properly ride a CC course - and how to properly ride a Stadium course.
Stick with it. Easier said than done, I know - but keep searching.
Stadium Jumping and Show Jumpers are the same thing.
As WikiPedia says: Show jumping
, also known as "stadium jumping" or "jumpers,"
is a member of a family of English riding equestrian
events that also includes dressage
. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows
throughout the world, including the Olympics
. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers, sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events, and sometimes show jumping is but one division of very large, all-breed competitions that include a very wide variety of disciplines. Jumping classes may be governed by various national horse show sanctioning organizations, such as the United States Equestrian Federation
in the USA
. However, international competitions are governed by the rules of the Fédération Équestre Internationale
I invite you to go to a Jumper Show and watch a 2'11" class. Then go to an Event and watch a Novice Jumping Phase and tell me if you see any difference what-so-ever.
Show Jumping is a fancy name for Stadium Jumping. The fences in the arena or stadium, are called stadium fences. Jumping is done in a Stadium or Arena - hence, stadium jumping. Show Jumping is the same exact thing.
Show Jumping or knows as Jumpers - is a phase or competition based on whether the horse jumps the fence or not, retains faults, and gets the course done in the alloted time. Faults are given if there is a refusal and if there is a knock down.
The jumps are colorful and fun. Where we fine oxers, verticles, double oxers, water jumps and etc, etc.
You find BOTH these in Hunter/Jumper shows, and at Events. There is absolutely no difference what-so-ever between the Stadium Phase in Eventing, or Stadium Jumping at a Jumper show. The rules are the same, the faults are the same, the fences are the same, the way you ride the course is the same, the rules are the same. No difference bewteen Stadium and Show Jumping.
No difference at all.
Eventing is about the best of the best. The best of all 3 disciplines. Dressage, Stadium Jumping and Cross Country.
I'd sit down and discuss this with your coach.