Tag Archive for adult amateur

Schooling jumper debut

For our first show of the season, we returned to Pine Hill for the first time in two years. After debating for the past month or two between doing the schooling jumpers (3′) or the junior/adult jumpers (3’3″), we decided to play it safe and do the schooling jumpers. Special thanks to the bf for videoing my rounds and to… Read more →

Perks of being an adult amateur

I know I often mention the struggles of being an adult amateur rider, but despite a tight budget and aching joints, I much prefer being an adult amateur rider to a junior rider. Here’s why: Wine. Wine before and after your classes at horse shows. Wine before and after your lessons. Wine to celebrate, soothe the ego and achiness, or just… Read more →

2015 Goal Recap

How did Sabra and I do in accomplishing our 2015 goals? After competing only five out of 12 weekends, Sabra and I finished fourth out of 26 horses that competed for points (other riders and horses showed, but didn’t register their points) in the GHHJA Year-End Standings for the Itty Bitty Jumper Division. I think we could’ve finished higher if… Read more →

Accomplishing personal goals

The nice thing about in-barn schooling shows are that they’re zero pressure and give me a chance to work on myself and my goals for Sabra and myself. Our current goal is to start preparing for next show season: moving up to the 2’9″ – 3′ schooling jumpers at the GHHJA shows. What better way to practice than to do… Read more →

Goals, priorities and you know, adulting

For me, setting riding goals is easy; there’s a logical progression I have in my mind that makes sense. We started in the hunters so we could brush the rust off and get comfortable showing. Then we moved onto the jumpers, and I secretly/not-so-secretly want to place champion or reserve in the year-end standings of my division (2’6″ Itty Bitty… Read more →