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View Poll Results: What level did you compete at this year?

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  • BN

    40 29.20%
  • Novice

    24 17.52%
  • Training

    36 26.28%
  • Prelim

    18 13.14%
  • Intermediate

    13 9.49%
  • Advanced

    6 4.38%
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  1. #1
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    Default What level do you compete at?

    Just intrigued there is always a lot of advice on here from people and just wondering what level you are currently competing at?
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  2. #2
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    Young horse this year. Competed preliminary last in 2008. Since then have been riding youngsters.
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  3. #3
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    I prefer riding youngsters over Novice and Training level courses.

    I find that for me, they are the most rewarding. : )
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  4. #4
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    I'll be entering Beginner Novice in the spring



  5. #5
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    Does being a jump judge qualify me to be a semi-expert in limited areas???



  6. #6
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    I was hoping for Beginner Novice this year with OTTB, but due to her having some health issues we are shooting for next year. Moving to an eventing barn this week- well horsey will be in the pasture but she that's what she prefers. Looking forward to hanging out with eventer folk and learning a lot!



  7. #7
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    Prelim for the last two years- hoping for I next year!
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  8. #8
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    Rode this season at prelim (second horse I've ridden at prelim). It didn't end in the blaze of glory as I had hoped (last few events all ended early for various, unrelated reasons), so after stewing over the winter, we'll probably do a couple of training runs to get us back in the swing of things, then try our prelim legs again. A move up to I would be nice and was seriously discussed (for the distant future) prior to our lackluster fall. Now, we'd just like to be good at prelim again.



  9. #9
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    None of the above. I was competing at Novice, and schooling training/prelim, with a hope to move up that spring when soundness issues took him from jumping all together. Now he's just flat out retired and I've been catch riding babies when I can, but not competing.



  10. #10
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    ah, there are plans and there are plans
    Mine included T3d w/young horse (nope, he flipped on me instead, is now in ground pole school) and maybe prelim again with big horse (nope, got flipped by young horse, had to stop riding for a while)...

    instead there was just a whole lot of training.

    But I am not sure that a poll to find out what people competed at THIS YEAR really correlates to how "sound" their advice is. There are plenty of folks on this board who have lots and lots of experience -- but what they actually went out and did this year may be more about what they are sitting on then what they "know."

    I find that if you spend enough time (or too much time, in my case ) reading the forum, you get a sense of who knows what they are talking about.
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  11. #11
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    one BN, one Novice



  12. #12
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    I think you should allow more than 1 vote or the survey should say the highest level you've competed at this year (it that's the question your asking?). Many are competing more than 1 horse and it's typically that the multiple horses may not be at the same level.



  13. #13
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    I agree with ottb, the question is a bit too vague, it should have asked for the HIGHEST level of competition you have ridden at this year.



    I don't often get the impression that the advice given or suggestions made on this forum reflect a lack of expertise. I really enjoy hearing from all levels of riders. The more diverse the background we have here, the better, as far as I'm concerned. There are so many people that weigh in on this forum that may not be competing at the upper levels but demonstrate wisdom that makes them more credible than some of the big time riders I know!



  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Does being a jump judge qualify me to be a semi-expert in limited areas???
    yeah lol as i am one to lol
    mind you i compete at different levels depends on the horse or lesson or if its me
    or my daughter and what am/we doing



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    The ones with the biggest, most influential opinions.... they're not going to even check the BN box.
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  16. #16
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    retread-

    meaning the only people with good opinions are the ones above bn, or the only ones with good opinions won't admit to going bn?

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  17. #17
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    I started and ended my year at BN. I did one Novice successfully and one where I did not finish.
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    One successful BN, one crash landing BN, one very successful BN, many 3' hunter rounds, and a Novice debut in two weeks Jack of all trades...



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    This year I did one BN, one Novice, and four Training--the BN one was just a few weeks ago. Those levels are my "happy place" where I'm comfortable. It's been AGES since I rode Prelim, and I don't know if I'll ever get there again. That would take a horse who's been there before me, and right now I don't have one of those hanging around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    It's been AGES since I rode Prelim, and I don't know if I'll ever get there again. That would take a horse who's been there before me, and right now I don't have one of those hanging around.
    I'm right there with ya! My new horse has given me back some of my lost confidence, but now I'M on injured reserve. I'm considering asking someone else to take over the ride on him, but it's a tough decision since I've never been just "an owner".
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