Questions about USDF rated shows..
I am mainly a hunter/jumper rider but now have a horse who is not hunter material, but really shines in the dressage ring. We have been to several schooling shows and scored very well (70%) at training level. I am looking forward to showing first level next year, but need some help in planning my goals!
I've searched the USDF website and COTH forums but I am confused on a few subjects:
1) I would love to do some rated shows, but talk to me about regionals. I've seen the 'Q' listed next to classes on the program. Is this reasonable goal for a newbie? How do you qualify?
2) Does is matter if you are not a US citizen? (I am a permanent resident, but not a citizen).
3) Is previcox an illegal substance?
Thank you in advance for any help!
PS. I am in love with RIDE TIMES! I don't know if I can go back to all the waiting around in the hunter shows now!