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  1. #1
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    Default Your favorite summer shows in TX/OK/LA?

    I need to take my semi-retired jumper to one or two A/AA shows in the TX/OK/LA area this summer to be able to keep up his insurance...

    He does the Low Adult Jumpers now, so they'll need to have that division or at least the equivalent (ok if it's a training class, just can't be a blue ribbon class, needs to have placings).

    I've never spent the summer down here, so I have no ideas! I'm located in Dallas, and the closer the better! I'd be looking to go in late July/Early August!

    Thanks for your help!

    Just adding this: I have owned said horse for 8 years, I grew up on the AA circuit, I know how to turn out a well-presented horse, so yes I can and will go to a horse show by myself, of course with a friend to help set jumps
    Last edited by roamingnome; Apr. 13, 2012 at 05:27 PM. Reason: Forgot to say when I would go! Duh!



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    See what's on the schedule at the Great South West Equestrian Center.

    Might have something to fit the bill.



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    There's a reason there are few shows in Texas in July/August: it's damn hot.

    My recommendation would be one of the GO shows in Oklahoma City the last two weeks of July.



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    Great! Thanks so much, I'll plan on OK, and if it doesn't happen oh well! Are there more shows in the fall/winter? They need to be Ammy-friendly since I'd be arriving saturday mornings from work!

    Thanks so much!



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    Yep, much more show options Sept.-May. There are also two A shows in Waco in June, but after that everyone is either in Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, etc.



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    Great Southwest usually shuts down for the most part h/j wise after Pin Oak and Spring Gathering. Things pick back up in September. But Waco does some big shows and the arenas are air conditioned which is nice except for 1. the footing is horrible in stalls and 2. going in/out in/out of the heat of TX and the AC can mess with you - I passed out mid course one year and had to leave the arena on a golf cart and an oxygen mask!
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    There are shows in Tyler (just east of Dallas) next week for two weeks and two weeks in May. Patrick Rodes runs these shows, and they are very nice. His website is southboundshows.com, and you can get the prize lists for these shows there.

    As someone else mentioned, the GO Shows in Oklahoma City at the Fairgrounds are really nice shows.

    There are more shows back in Tyler in September and again in October and good shows in Katy in November.

    You might also check out THJA.org to find other shows in Texas that would work for you.

    Dana
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    Thanks guys!

    I'll be out of the country for about 2 1/2 months, so July is the earliest I could do! I'm going to aim for the GO shows and Tyler!

    I usually do Kentucky/Vermont/Ox Ridge/Fairfield so it'll be weird to be staying here! New adventures!



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    The Central Texas Summer Circuit in Austin has one show in July and two in August. Jumper divisions range from 2'6"-3'9". Might be too far for you, but it's something to consider. Last years prize list is posted on beverlymanroe.com.



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    Does Las Colinas EC still host A shows? or are they just self shows and NTHJA shows now? (I havent been "in" the show life for a few years :P to dang expensive!!!)
    Clancy 17hh chestnut Dutch WB, '99. Owned and loved since '04 and still goin'!



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    Here's another vote for Oklahoma! OKCity as a place isn't much fun...but the show is ALWAYS well run and its fully indoors (for the jumpers at least ) and you really don't have to pay attention to the heat outside! The facilities are great.
    Tyler is another great show - I love it there. But it is VERY hot - there isn't hardly any shade anywhere on the grounds except for in the barns. Just something to think about if you or your horse is sensitive to heat.
    owned and loved by a crazy TB mare



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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRaven View Post
    Here's another vote for Oklahoma! OKCity as a place isn't much fun...
    HEY!!! I live here! OKC is fun. LOL Just not so much in July and August! ROFL

    Dana
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tehzebra View Post
    Does Las Colinas EC still host A shows? or are they just self shows and NTHJA shows now? (I havent been "in" the show life for a few years :P to dang expensive!!!)
    Yes, but not in the timeframe that the OP is looking for.



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    I attended the GO show last summer. The arenas are air condtioned, and it it is a well run show. The draw backs are the stall area can be really hot as it isn't air cnditioned and the facilites are surrounded by concrete parking lots. There is no place to hand walk your horse (unless you count the parking lot!)

    The Texas Rose Horse Park outside of Tyler is much more horse friendly. Since it is an outdoor facility, the 'A' and 'AA" shows end in May and resume in September due to the heat. If you can wait until Sept or October to show I would recommend the Tyler shows that are managed by Southbound Show Management. There is also a lovely 2 day show in Bartonville (northwest of Dallas near Flower Mound), however, it offers only a few select classes like a hunter derby and Grand Prix. I thikn they also have a children/adult jumper classis, check out the Southbound Shows website for more information.



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    Sadly, I'm not sure there even *are* any AA shows in LA this year.
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    The GO and GO Preview shows in Oklahoma City are great. They're run very well and at that time of the year it's the best place we've found to show to beat the heat (at least in the show ring). My barn goes every year and we'll be going this year!



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    The GO Shows in Oklahoma. My barn goes every year and then goes to Colorado. Everywhere else in Texas/OK, etc. during that time frame will feel like you are riding on the surface of the sun.



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    I know its a bit further, but there are rated shows in Tunica, Mississippi ("Delta High Rollers" i think) held during the summer. I'm pretty sure the rings are covered, and there are a ton of casinos nearby, which makes for some fun post-show activities!



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    [QUOTE=Prime Time Rider;6256505
    There is also a lovely 2 day show in Bartonville (northwest of Dallas near Flower Mound), however, it offers only a few select classes like a hunter derby and Grand Prix. I thikn they also have a children/adult jumper classis, check out the Southbound Shows website for more information.[/QUOTE]

    That would be Hidden Lake. http://hiddenlakefarm.net/

    The NTHJC has shows every weekend around north Texas... http://www.nthjc.com/
    Clancy 17hh chestnut Dutch WB, '99. Owned and loved since '04 and still goin'!



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    Another vote for the GO show in OKC!



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