I've bit the bullet and bought an AQHA membership and a state AQHA membership and Shotgun and I are going to go to our very first AQHA show in a few weeks (first weekend in May). We've showed locally for years but I finally wanted to try the "big leagues" and see how we do. We'll be doing the L1 Amateur division for the most part, although I may double-enter into some Amateur as well since my day fees cover it too.
We will be doing:
Showmanship (hopefully! his training is not going so well, LOL but we have a few more weeks yet)
Hunter Under Saddle
Hunt Seat Equitation
Ranch Riding maybe.....
the L1 Amateur Reining (our flying lead changes are not solid yet, although the L1 doesn't need a flying change)
And of course, barrels, poles, and stake race
I'm excited! My main goal for AQHA is the Ranch Riding class, but I can't possibly just show one event (right?), LOL. I do think he will do well in the English classes too. He's got nice movement. We just need to work on keeping a steady rhythm.
I am not expecting to place and it is not my goal for our first show. It will be icing on the cake if we do happen to place but I just honestly want to see how we do, and have the experience.
Pictures from last year's show season, because what's a thread without pictures?