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When is your first event this season???

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  • When is your first event this season???

    Since we have a broad international demographic here I was curious,

    * When is your first event this season?? All 3 phases, not just schooling shows.

    (And of course I mean a best case scenario )

    For me I am eyeballing mid April at either Fair Hill, Flora Lea or Plantation. Its up to Lad's water jump situation and dressage as to which one I choose. But right around April 15th.

    I just got back on him today after his vacation so I have 10 weeks to play with.

    Ok so what about everyone else???

    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

  • #2
    When the snow melts


    • #3
      ahhh... the good ol' south!
      first dressage schooling show...feb 16th, first three phase march 1-2 (but they've had a few already that i just didn't get to show at) and tomorrow XC schooling

      though... it is not quite so much fun to do XC when it's 103 in the shade!!! yep, been there done that...


      • #4
        Rocking Horse III on Feb 22! I'm super pumped! Then I am running Pine Top the following weekend and then nothing until May


        • #5
          Morven Park at the end of March for my Prelim horse and then April for the young horses. March seems so far away, I am hoping to move this horse up this season, so I can't wait to get out there and get showing on him!
          WestWind Farms
          Love means attention, which means looking after the things we love. We call this stable management.
          - George H. Morris


          • #6
            January 19-20.

            I already had my first event of the year since I live in TN/Area 3!
            T3DE Pact


            • #7
              This coming Wednesday at Full Gallop!



              • #8
                Next weekend at Sporting Days!!!!

                I was a little nervous about not being ready until I jumped Paco through a fun little xc gymnastic yesterday....he's a super star! Our biggest problem will be our canter departs in dressage. Little mare may unload me, but Paco is ready (we ARE going to school water and a real ditch in a couple of days, but I'm not concerned).


                • #9
                  Sigh. May 3-4 at UNH. We had an ice storm yesterday. Definitely ruined the footing....

                  Oh, wait, I didn't have any footing.

                  In the frozen north we rely on reports from you banana-belters to keep us motivated.


                  • #10
                    Full Gallop.... ermm...wow....a week.....crap...leaving in 4 days....um...

                    *Runs screaming into the night*

                    Okay...okay...I'm excited, lol. I honestly can not belive I am acctually finally going to Aiken...*jumps up and down*....wowz.
                    Team Awesome fo sho!


                    • #11
                      Emily, I am looking at the same time frame as you. Probably fairhill or plantation depending on how the weather has cooperated in the weeks leading up to the first events within 2hrs of us. I want to test out how well my boy has retained his confidence with ditches and do one novice and then move to training. My other greenie with do a few starter trials starting with St. Aug and then maybe Oldehope. If that goes well we will head to a recognized novice depending on our dressage. I hate going recognized unless I am going to be competitive so we can test ourselves at the cheaper starter trials first.


                      • #12
                        Spring Bay (April) in Area8 is the first one for Tess and me. Last year, I heard that the weather was awful. Hopefully, this year, they are do for a good weather weekend.

                        After Spring Bay, then we go up to Winona. Jackie always puts on a great event, so unless gas goes up to $4 gallon we will be there.

                        I am riding in clinics, in both Feburary and March, so should be prepared for April. I am really looking forward to having these opportunities. When we lived in NE OHio, Ralph Hill would come up to South Farm in January. Unfortunately, I never was never able to ride with him, but would go and audit. Last year, we went to Winona without even schooling any x-country jumps. With Masterson Station so close, I won't have that problem this year.

                        Good luck to everyone going down to Area III! Y'all have fun and stay safe. When you get time, send updates, please? Auburn
                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                        • #13
                          Southern Pines II. Only 41 days away!


                          • #14
                            May 12-13



                            • #15
                              Morven at the end of March at Training to get the rust off, then perhaps Plantation April for Prelim (unless someone tells me it is NOT an early season course as advertised -- we've only finished one prelim so far...).
                              The baby will debut at BN at Redland in April
                              The big man -- my lost prince

                              The little brother, now my main man


                              • #16
                                Sadly, the first recognized............7/20!!

                                We don't really get to go XC up here until about May. I use May and June for camps/clinics/schooling shows. I am hoping to really make up for lost time in the summer/fall. Maybe someday I will go south and things will be different. Also, my guy is uber careful and still carrying his "young" card. (psst don't tell anyone he is 8 this summer) If he did not get all the prep I could muster for XC, it would not be pretty!!!


                                • #17
                                  Don't know hoping April. However I had hernia surg recently and am waiting to be told when its best/safest to start back. It was the result of a botched closure from previous surgery and I've been told it is is in a bad location and could easily reoccur again now. I don't want any more surgery, let alone the time off cuts in to my available vac. time to compete or do clinics. Soooo I really want to be cautious (unusual for me I tend to push limits like all of us) and will do as I'm told. I am paying some one to hack the mare 2X/week just to keep her ticking over and remind her she is "broke".


                                  • #18

                                    We have to see how rehabbing goes-- and Banks threw a wrench into things by injuring another leg and being off for 6 additional weeks. I think I'm looking at this summer.

                                    I'll be vicariously competing with you folks, though.
                                    Taco Blog
                                    *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                                    • #19
                                      Morven March 29 at Prelim. Then Lucinda clinic in April. Then probably Fair Hill in May. All of course assuming eventing gods are good to us!


                                      • #20
                                        I want to whine too.... I was signed up for Full Gallop on the 13th but my pony is lame and will likely be out for a couple of months . Hoping to bring him back by The Fork in April.