So my area (1) has very little to offer in terms of elementary XC courses. If you're not doing BN, you really have to hunt around for schooling shows. I had not jumped in 3 years before getting a horse of my own. When I finally did, he was a green OTTB. We've been coming along slowly but steadily. Last year we tried an elementary (2') combined show with mixed success. This year I think we're ready to throw in a baby XC course. We've jumped bigger stuff out trail riding. Anyway, I found a show in may that has all 3 phases. Normally they call the 2' division elementary or green as grass. This particular barn calls it tadpole. TADPOLE??? What the freak? It sounds like I'll be competing against 8 year olds on ponies. I was under the impression that the eventing community wanted to get the older re-introduced to riding crowd interested in eventing. How can anyone with any self respect possibly want to enter a division called tadpole? I'm going to do it, but it sure is a TAD condescending, don't ya think?