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post #1 of 32 Old 06-24-2014, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Am I too old to show?

Hi all,

I was wondering if I am too old to show at 30. I finally have the finances for such a hobby, but I am thinking there might not be shows for me. Are there adult only shows?

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-24-2014, 10:31 PM
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You're never to old to show.
You can go to shows and compete in the "open" classes. Or classes for 30 or older.
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post #3 of 32 Old 06-24-2014, 10:32 PM
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Thirty old? I'm 53 and show!
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post #4 of 32 Old 06-24-2014, 10:35 PM
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I'm 30 this year and still compete. Heck next summer is the summer i'm planning on going for my Professional status for showing. You can show in the Senior divisions, Open divisions and Amateur divisions. Plus there are horse trials that are all ages, dressage shows with adult divisions... the possibilities are still endless for you!! If anything being an adult gives you more divisions to show.
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post #5 of 32 Old 06-24-2014, 10:42 PM
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yes. you are too old. you should hang up your spurs now and let all those young things take over .

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NOBODY is too old to show. But I think I'd give up that dream to compete in International Gymnastics!! =b
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post #7 of 32 Old 06-25-2014, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Corporal View Post

NOBODY is too old to show. But I think I'd give up that dream to compete in International Gymnastics!! =b

Haha. Thanks. I'll hang up that leotard. No more styrofoam block pit for me!
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post #8 of 32 Old 06-25-2014, 09:20 AM
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Absolutely not!!!

LeAnn Rust won the WPRA Barrel Racing Rookie of the Year award at the age of 53.

No one told her she was too old.

And June Holeman just competed in the first-ever American Rodeo at the age of 70 in the barrel racing. And plans to try to qualify again next year.

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post #9 of 32 Old 06-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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Ask us the same question when you hit 95. : )
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post #10 of 32 Old 06-25-2014, 03:24 PM
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Hiroshi Hoketsu was 71 when he competed in the 2012 Olympics, I believe he finished 17th out of 24 in Dressage.

30 is in no way too old, this is coming from a 26 year old.
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