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Brithorse1996 06-14-2010 03:38 PM

How do I start showing and competing?
Ok well i'm 14 and live in England and have been riding for 4 years and I know that I am good enough to compete but I just need to get a bit better, I can do things like cantering, trotting, and walking and jumping, and simple shapes like 20m circle, demi volt, figure of 8, etc. I've just been told i need to practice being firmer when doing transistions and being on horses that like bolting towards the gate.

The problem is the riding school i go to now isn't a Pony Club centre, and im pretty sure the only competitions they have are like inter-school ones.

I don't have my own horse, but i know i really want to compete and get to a high standard, but i don't know what to do.

What should i do or should i just stick to riding for fun now?

ponyjocky 06-14-2010 11:45 PM

find a barn that offeres showing for horses you take lessons on? or become a working student in exchange for showing horses

Brithorse1996 06-15-2010 01:33 PM

thanks :)
any other ideas?

upnover 06-15-2010 04:49 PM

Showing can be a ton of fun! Go for it! Sounds like you have to find a place and a trainer to take you to shows.

Brithorse1996 06-15-2010 04:58 PM

true but I don't know if i should leave my current riding school :(

upnover 06-15-2010 05:18 PM

Could you ask your current trainer if she could take you to some shows?

Brithorse1996 06-15-2010 05:31 PM

Ok since my riding school leases horses for shows for cheap ill ask her

thanks :)

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