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Spinoff, so who is planning to show?

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    Most of the local shows are cancelled anyway but even so, I would not be comfortable doing any overnights or using any public bathrooms so I am not going to show this year. I'll take my lessons and have a horse ready for I1 next year and my young one will be ready for go out and show too.

    I see no point in endangering my family, some of whom are high risk, just so that I can go get judged in a ring.
    "I'm too sexy for my blanket, too sexy for my blanket, these mares-they should take it..." (J-Lu) - Featuring The Skypizzle Pony aka Classic Skyline


      Nope...not taking any chances. I had an active year (finally) planned. Switched gears and am using the time and funds to overhaul fencing and other projects that have been put off. I am high risk, so it's not worth it. Maybe next year.


        I'm out for this year. My husband is high risk and I'm not prepared to take that chance for my hobby. We'll just work at home consolidating our training and enjoying a summer of no pressure riding fun.

        We've had no-showing years before due to one horse disease or other, and we've survived to show another season. If it's my greatest hardship from this whole mess, I'll deal with it.


          Definitely will be. Already qualified for championships at psg from last fall, and going out I1 this season. As an AA, I have been working up the ladder for 10 years, and excited to continue. I will follow all rules, volunteer as much as I can, and be respectful to others. Show's will go on, and its great that people can choose to go or not.


            Yup. I entered a recognized event at the end of June and planning on another one in July. I'm not thrilled about wearing a facemask outside in 80+ degrees, but you know what? If that's what it takes to go to horse shows this summer then I will do it without complaint, and thank the show organizers profusely to boot. I'll be really disappointed if I see anyone pitching a fit about it in real life. Hopefully those types stay home and save the b*tching for facebook.
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              Possibly in July and late August. It depends how much worse our currently spiking numbers get, and what precautions are taken. Our show facilities are big enough to spread us out well, and show management is willing to speak up and demand masks are worn. We have a giant warehouse-ish building with barns and show ring in the building, so I will be looking for more info on airflow and that sort of thing before deciding. I'll happily ride in a mask, and am working to determine what works best for me, as with my allergies and asthma I breathe decidedly better with a mask on to filter out the allergens.
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                Local GMO has an interesting method to run a schooling show:


                  Originally posted by 2tempe View Post
                  Central Fl, mid June. Large venue, bigger stalls are spread out, procedures in place per guidelines. Easy to stay separated.
                  I’ll be there, too! It will be my first dressage show. I have a hunter and we’re taking the USHJA green reinstatement option and holding until next year, but still wanted to show and support the industry. Dressage is part of his training and I’m looking forward to this segue in our plan. I’m super excited to have scheduled ride times for my horse! It seems a lot nicer than all family members trying to queue around a hunter ring or constantly stalking the poor folks the in-gate.


                    Showed today in Newberry FL. No spectators. Masks when close to others. Office gave us our tests through a window. Most folks wore masks when appropriate. Really, not a big issue.


                      That's great to hear, lorilu. I'm hoping that since dressage folks are often of mature age, and nitpicky perfectionists (or is that only me?), they will be fine with following the rules. I've decided to show , starting with a schooling show in July. But I'll only do trailer in shows, and will ask the office to let me use my own numbers, so I don't have to go in to the office... Best of luck to everyone who decides to show, and stay vigilant out there!


                        I'm planning to show! I ordered a special mask just for it, lol, check out stockbubble on etsy for your own! I wouldn't even wear one if I wasn't required to, the virus has been very limited in my area, and I don't ever get close to anyone anyway!
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                          Originally posted by fancy.pants View Post
                          That's great to hear, lorilu. I'm hoping that since dressage folks are often of mature age, and nitpicky perfectionists (or is that only me?), they will be fine with following the rules. I've decided to show , starting with a schooling show in July. But I'll only do trailer in shows, and will ask the office to let me use my own numbers, so I don't have to go in to the office... Best of luck to everyone who decides to show, and stay vigilant out there!
                          I forgot - our numbers were at our stalls so no need to go to the office. I had a friend who trailered in - office left her numbers at my stall as well.


                            I'm really not worried about getting Covid. I feel like there is plenty of social distancing possible. However, in my area, some places are still not allowed to have any "sporting events" and others need to limit it to 50 people or less. Most areas don't yet know when larger shows will be possible. So the few shows that I know about so far are trailer in, and I think they will be putting all your rides close together and expecting you to trailer out ASAP after your ride, e-mail result later, etc. It just doesn't sound fun. The socialization and watching my friends ride is a big part of the show for me. I will probably just save my money for the kind of shows I really enjoy.


                              My local show grounds have a full schedule, and I've already been to one. Spectators are not allowed (my parents snuck in and were asked to leave, I was only aware of them after my test, they caught up to me as I was riding back to stabling) masks are required when not mounted but it was only really enforced near the rings. I was on a corner and didn't wear one while at my stall. Entries need to be 100% online with all the required documents before the show or you couldn't show. They attached numbers to your stall and stabling lists were emailed prior to the show. There was a number to text for things you'd usually go to the office to ask or dispute, and test pickup was in a separate one person at a time, masks required room. We were allowed a person to act as groom near the ring though. I had a friend hold my wip/ video, moral support.

                              I chose to continue to show because my horse has had some navicular issues and 6 months ago I was convinced he'd never be sound in work again but my farrier and vet worked together and got him some shoes that are doing the trick. Regular, correct riding helps keep him feeling good and honestly I just take it one week at a time. He might not be sound enough to compete next year and as I don't currently have a trainer on site the shows really help give me feedback and give me a reason to keep riding on a regular schedule when it is easy to say "not today" after a long day at work. It helps that I live 10 minutes away from the barn that hosts these recognized shows.