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bananna
Apr. 7, 2011, 10:53 AM
I am looking to do a show with my green mare. I just want to get her some experience. I might do an over fences class if she is doing well, but mostly just some flat classes to get her used to the idea. She is still pretty green over fences.

Would the NWNY shows be a good one to go to? I am new to the horse scene in the Rochester area... and am not sure. I was thinking of doing some flat classes there, and if she was really good, a baby green o/f class.

Anyone have any input? I am going to ask my trainer, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't completely off base bringing up this show as an idea when I talk to her.

Thanks!

MHM
Apr. 7, 2011, 11:01 AM
Are you talking about the series that's held at different farms around the Rochester area?

If so, it's a nice group of shows. I haven't been to all the locations, but they're generally pretty organized and pleasant in my experience. The shows I've been to have set nice courses, and there are plenty of different divisions.

bananna
Apr. 7, 2011, 11:15 AM
Yes! Those are the ones I am talking about. Are they OK ones to bring a greenie to?

MHM
Apr. 7, 2011, 11:22 AM
I would think so. You might want to call the show and see what kind of turn-out they expect. In past years, some of the shows have been pretty big, but I haven't been to any in the past year or so.

paintmare
Apr. 7, 2011, 12:17 PM
If your willing to drive to Buffalo:

http://www.mudhotline.com/la/shows/shows.htm

Excellent show series for greenies with beautiful jumps and friendly atmosphere.

Heliodoro
Apr. 7, 2011, 04:05 PM
For most of the H/J shows, rated and unrated:

http://www.naomishorseshows.com/node

You might also want to check out the Clarkson Horseman Assoc shows in the summer, very friendly for green beans!! Mostly flat with O/F classes in the afternoons, western too if you're interested.

http://www.cha-wny.com/

watcher
Apr. 7, 2011, 10:37 PM
Go to the NWNY series. That's what they're for, your trainer should tell you the same thing (well, that plus the novice riders looking for inexpensive shows with series awards).

They're not as big as they used to be, since the explosion of rated shows in the area, but still a good size.

Welcome to town!

kichiri_kachiri
Apr. 15, 2011, 11:42 PM
If you're interested in Combined Tests: http://www.rolelu.webs.com/

AllyandPete
Apr. 16, 2011, 09:28 PM
If your willing to drive to Buffalo:

http://www.mudhotline.com/la/shows/shows.htm

Excellent show series for greenies with beautiful jumps and friendly atmosphere.

I second this. These truly are SCHOOLING shows. I judged one last year and we hold one of them at my barn. It is designed so that people feel ok making it their first showing experiences, knowing that your trainer can come in the ring and help you if they need to, etc. PM me if you want more info :)