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    05-29-2008, 05:20 AM
It is never too late- go for it and live your dreams. Best of luck and I can't wait to see some photos.
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    05-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Its not too late ! Lol.
    05-30-2008, 07:41 PM
No your deffinatly not to old :)

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    06-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Its never to late! We have a 52 year old teacher that just bought her first pony and is starting to show in the 18in!!!! Its never to late, as long as you have confidence and are willing to work.
    08-12-2008, 01:14 AM
I started Lessons and bought my 1st horse at age 33. I am Jumping now and love it!!
I say I am never to old to ride and jump, just to old to fall!!! Lol.
As a stay at home mom this really gave me the chance to take care of myself and have me time. I am doing what I love and it keeps me happy which keeps the family happy!!

DO IT!!!
    08-12-2008, 06:09 AM
There were people in their late forties pounding over the Olympic cross country course yesterday. Riding is great for allowing people in the prime of life to compete against the young and super-athletic.
    08-12-2008, 08:07 AM
No I don't think its too late at all but it wouldnt be an easy road. Seeing as you already have a solid understanding of jumping and find you enjoy it im assuming you're good at it? :) if you have the money to spend on expert tuition you're instructor could see you to championship. You need to find an instructor that has strong competitive jumping background. You're local riding school just wont cut it :) and of course you are going to need a horse that is capable of jumping at that level. You would be looking at thousands of dollars for a horse like that.

You also have to think about your physical health/strength? To compete at that level at that age you will have to be in fine physical health :) not saying that you arent because I don't know but its something to think about.

I say if you can, why not
    09-14-2008, 07:32 PM
My moms 39 and stil jumps like 2ft . . . . And has no plan to stop anytime soon . . . It just maters weather your scared of falling or not . . . And also if your fit enough to do it . . .the gold medalist for the olympics this year is a 40 year old from Canada (Eric Lamaze)
    10-13-2008, 11:32 PM
Is it too late no way! However its going to be more challenging for us adults to start jumping than those fearless kids ha ha ha that's the boat im in but with determination you can do anything! Just be prepared to work hard at it! But the harder you work at it the more rewarding it is in the end! Good Luck and keep us posted!!
    10-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Originally Posted by xtareq    
Just yesterday I was talking to show jumping champion who recently decided to quit jumping because her trained 40.
Doesn't sound like this person was a "champion" in my definition. Go for trainer recently decided to start campaigning again...she's in her 50s.

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