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HORSE SHOW INFO
So, you and/or your student is ready to go to horse shows!! We are so excited to have you join our team! There are some things you should know and a list of recommendations.
Most of the shows we go to are at Scissortail Hill Equestrian and they are held on Saturdays. I recommend you follow their FB page as the show information is posted there. The show schedule is posted on their page on Thursday/Friday before the show. I will send a mass schedule to all show goers Friday as soon as I have the schedule, so everyone knows when and where to be.
I highly recommend lessons be taken at least once a week, so your student feels ready to compete. If you can’t commit to once a week, please schedule a lesson for the week of the show. If you plan on showing eventing, I recommend two lessons a week, one for jumpers and the second for dressage. Again, this is only a recommendation.
I charge $100 per horse show to Scissortail Hill Equestrian. This is the coaching fee for the day. The show grounds charge a separate fee per class. The prices can be found on their website as well as the sign-up forms I have posted. You can pay the secretary either cash or check. All riders will pay a one-time annual membership fee. Leadline riders will have a medic fee + one class fee. Jumper riders will have a medic fee + two jump classes fee. Dressage riders will have a per test fee. Event riders will have a medic fee + one horse trial fee.
Attire: any solid color breeches along with a show shirt, BLE show polo, or any color polo shirt. You can find our BLE show polo at Two Socks Designs website. Riding boots: either paddock (short ankle boots), tall boots, or western boots. Helmet of course, any color. Gloves and half chaps are also ok, but these are optional.
I would pack a chair and your patience. The shows usually run really smooth, but there are times where we hurry up and wait. Snacks and water are always good things to bring. Umbrellas are ok.
We are a supportive group, so I ask that students stay and support all our riders. I understand this cannot always be done, so if you need to leave after your class, please let me know prior. Be prepared to help each other while at the show. I may not always be available to help brush, tack up, or fill water buckets. I love when students help load horses in the morning and help unload when we return. If you can help with one of these, it is greatly appreciated. In the past this duty is shared between students so not one person is helping all the time.
I can only take a limited number of riders per horse to the horse shows. I wish I could take everyone that wants to go, but my horses are special to me, and I cannot ask them to overwork themselves. Thank you for understanding this. Phoenix is not available to students other than his owner for horse shows at this time.
To sign up, simply write the rider’s name on the show list next to the horse we have decided you’ll show (this is who you ride in lessons), and write the class(es) you’ll be competing in. I will take care of signing students up with the show grounds.
I think I have covered everything. As always, any questions please let me know!