Originally Posted by dressagexlee
My belief is that children twelve and under aren't physically (or mentally) ready to jump.
While some may not be, some of the top junior riders in the country are under 12. In fact, I believe that 12 is the age LIMIT for anyone showing in the small ponies. Heard of Lillie Keenan? Placed top 10 at the Maclays this year, swept most of the championships at Pony Finals, etc, at 11 years old.
Had the pleasure of watching her last month, incredible rider.