Fun Shows / Dress Up show opportunities near DC / Baltimore?
No, not for me. Really. ;-)
My best friend's daughter is 7, and has been taking lessons for almost a year on a very sweet ooold pony and on a big but saintly QH. Her lessons are private at a small farm, so there aren't any show opportunities are at the farm she rides at.
She is, however, dying to show. Would love to take the pony she rides in lessons, put a silly costume on him, and declare victory in a costume class. Or a leadline class. Or a really basic walk-trot hack class for little kids on similarly elderly ponies.
Any suggestions near DC / Baltimore? Would love to help her make this happen. Thanks for any ideas!
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About an hour north of Baltimore - we attend the PA Morgan Horse Club Fun Show every September in Columbia,PA. They have great kid walk-trot classes AND a costume class. (I will warn you we from this barn take the costume class pretty seriously! I will have kids start putting 'dibs' on horses for this show any day now!) Its usually really nice weather and a really nice mix of classes/entries - hunt seat, saddle seat, western, and driving. Very nice people, grounds, and usually our favorite show of the year!
I think all the HCHSA shows have leadline and walk/trot classes. There's generally one somewhere every weekend, and entries are pretty reasonable. I've never pre-entered for any of them, just done entries in the morning when I got there. It would be a good first-show type experience.