April 27, 2013

First Event Plans

Show time again, little buddy!
Enough with the secrecy (which is really just because I didn't want to write a single massively long post): Connor and I's first event is going to be the Greater Dayton Horse Trials May 18-19.  According to my trainer, it's our next best chance to get our feet wet since we have several people from the barn competing in the Starter division, and it's one of the few events that my trainer will just be coaching in and not coaching and riding, so she can hold my hand a little more thoroughly than she normally could.

It's rated and big, but after training for 2 1/2 years for this and being thwarted by various life events every time I've tried to event so far, I would do just about anything at this point to get started.  The plan is to practice a lot of stadium jumping courses over funny looking things, like flowers, over the next couple of weeks, as well as our Dressage, with the understanding that we can - but probably won't need to - trot XC and stadium if necessary.  XC is not that big of a concern with him, as he has always been way less wiggly and less prone to look at natural fences than stadium fences.  Go figure.

I AM SO EXCITED! Bring it on!  Anyone ever been to Greater Dayton or Gemwood, or planning on going this year?


  1. Yay, have fun. Comrade prefers natural jumps too.Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  2. Yay! How exciting!! You guys will be great!

  3. Im SO excited to see how you guys do! Good luck!

  4. You and Connor will be awesome! So excited for your eventing debut!