Your First Horse Show

Have you decided to head out to your first horse show?
Now what do you do?

You have arrived and gotten your number from the horse show secretary…. So … What next?

Some Please Do’s for the Horse Show Ring

  1. Be clean and neat. This doesn’t mean having an expensive show ring attire,
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  2. Be prepared. Being prepared physically and emotionally. This also means having an understanding of the class requirements. Before heading to your first show, attend a couple of shows ‘sans horse’, so you know what to expect.
  3. Study the course. Take the time to learn your courses, if you are riding over fences. It may require you to break things down into simpler patterns. Do not rely on other competitors to assist you. Watch a few rounds and also study the course plan so there are no errors. If you go off course the judge will not be able to place you.
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You will also recieve inbox magazine with timely tips and techniques for successful riding and training.   You will receive:

  1. Webinar recording of the Number 1 Thing NOT to do at a Horse Show.
  2. Ebook – Insights from a Hunter Judge outlining what the judge is looking for.
  3. Handy horse show checklist. The “Don’t leave home without it” list. If it’s not on our list… you don’t need it!

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About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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