|He is the best at planning horse shows|
That said, meet my imaginary schedule for summer 2014!
March 27-29 maaaaaaybe xc school at Tulip Springs (if I feel rich)
April 12 - BSJC schooling jumper show (if weather is good)
April 20 - WSH schooling jumper show (hopefully)
May 10 - Pony club schooling jumper show (should have a ride)
May 30-31 - Hawley Bennett Clinic (need to save up $$ for this)
June 1 - Event derby (local!)
June 7-8 - Mini horse trials (hoping it runs this year)
July 11-13 - Rafter K clinic and Derby (out of town, but I already have a free ride*)
August 9-10 - Hunter/Jumper show (DERBYYYYYY)
August 23-24 - Hunter/Jumper show (DERBYYYYYYY)
September 13 - either local schooling show or
*I believe "free ride"="I am show secretary", but who's counting?
As I said, I haven't done any math yet. That said, most of the events are pretty local to me which keeps hauling/food/lodging costs way down. Sooo... maybe. Horse show gods permitting and all. My goal for the year is to get Courage and I happy and confident at shows over fences.
|He wants to be my derby horse|
I'm a little torn on the issue of event derbies--they have kickass prizes and it's a bucket list item for me to win a year end award. That said, the intro division is super competitive and I'm just not feeling it in regards to eventing right now. If I can afford the end of March schooling and if Courage is really, really good, we might pursue it more. Most of the derbies are out of town and it's just cheaper to stay close. At this point, I absolutely want to get him exposed to natural obstacles and think about going forward, but I'm not feeling committed.
You'll also notice that there are no dressage shows on there. That's because A) The calendar is already pretty full B) pretty much all the local shows are recognized and I hate paying that much to prance and C) I think lower level dressage is mind numbingly boring. Maybe when Courage is good for second level we'll try and qualify for regionals or something.
So we'll see how it goes. I'm pretty excited just looking at this list. Anyone else got their show schedule scoped out?