Now, this is not to say I haven't been showing at all nor riding at all; I have been regularly riding and showing other's horses occasionally, just not my own horse. I also competed in IHSA in college, but again, that does not involve my horse, but showing up and riding a random horse in one over fences class and one flat class. So I have not had to prep my own and get both myself and my horse to the ring in an organized and calm fashion.
When I was a junior, I showed at a very large barn in Southern California and when I was in top showing shape, I did a lot of my own prep and work, but we still had grooms and the like. It was a premier A show barn with all of the perks...and expenses. Now, I am supporting myself and my horse (well...with the help of my mom with boarding expenses - Thanks Mom!!!), but the rest is on me. I am very fortunate that my mom can still help me with board, but the goal of this is to get my horse some real show experience and hopefully lease him out so another can enjoy him too.
|Gotham City 3'6" Medal Class in 2003|
|First time free jumping at 3 yrs old|
|His first time jumping under saddle at 4 yrs old|
|Home Show doing only under saddle classes|