Hey, I have a friend convincing me to do a jumper derby and a low level horse trial in the fall. The only issue is, other than 1 time in college I've never stepped foot on a CC course.
My horse is located in MD on the south east side. Going to Poolesville or up to Baltimore is a bit far. Think PG County Equestrian center area. Any idea of some trainers we could pay to come out for a day or two, to help a girl out? A couple jumps available in a field (but no banks). Willing to trailer a little ways but not too far. Could probably get 2-4 other people from my farm interested.
ETA: I'm ok with going somewhere to take a couple lessons in the basics on their horses as well. I got this is something you learn in a day, but I'd like the basic idea at least!
I'm going to school the water on that day. Don't know why I didn't think of asking around then. I guess I was looking for recommendations on the area, because to be honest I'm not quite sure what good looks like!
Get in touch with Cherie Chauvin, she travels and she knows of some local places to go school. I trained with her when I first made the switch from hunters to eventing. She's great! She'll be at the Marlborough jumper derby next weekend, ask at the secretary's stand and they'll point her out. You can also find contact info here: http://www.golightlysporthorses.com/