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Starter (very, very beginner) events in MS, LA, AR, and TN

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  • Starter (very, very beginner) events in MS, LA, AR, and TN

    Are there any? When and where? Definitely in a dead zone here, as far as I can figure out.
    Last edited by vineyridge; Feb. 16, 2010, 05:42 PM.
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  • #2
    Have you looked at the SEDA website (Southern Eventing and Dressage Assn)?


    I also know that Lagniappe Farms (home of Fleur de Leap HT- formerly Watershed HT back in the day) in Folsom, LA just had some new lower level stuff built. Fleur de Leap/Watershed used to be a recognized event but hasn't been since Katrina; I think SEDA is trying to get things going there (just small stuff for now).
    If you're looking for N Louisiana, check out Holly Hill's website:

    Balanced Care Equine


    • #3
      In Little Rock, AR put on by pony club http://www.rackensack.ponyclub.org/

      March 6th - schooling/combined test

      May 9th - RBN and green as grass (May 8th is the regular horse trials)

      I wish I had a horse trailer to get to these, maybe in a few years.


      • #4
        Does Alabama count?

        There are a few new ones in the Birmingham area that are just getting started- check out www.dreamweaverstables.com and http://tricountydressage.webs.com. Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training www.BDCTA.com has 2 schooling shows, and links to as many other events on our calendar as we receive... All are low key and have very, very beginner levels

        If you head this way- PM me, I am usually at most of the shows in one capacity or another!
        Last edited by hoofnhopper; Feb. 16, 2010, 03:50 PM. Reason: spelling


        • Original Poster

          Is Lagniappe Hildy McCarthy's place?

          The Alabama shows look about my speed. How would I go about finding information on the CT weenie competitions? Although Alabama is a much longer haul than the other places, they look just about right for me.
          Last edited by vineyridge; Feb. 16, 2010, 05:43 PM.
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          • #6
            Jane our PC has a "Learn to Event" event in April. http://www.mtn-ponyclub.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=98298 I think the next weekend is Wolf Gap a Huntsville PC event. http://www.mtn-ponyclub.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=98298

            Both have really great little XC courses. I'm taking my youngster (I hope.) I think we are 3 hours from Memphis. You should come, your young'un can have a stall at my place...


            • #7
              Who ya taking Viney??
              There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse-Robert Smith Surtees
              Breeding TBs, Connemaras and TB/Conn crosses for eventing


              • Original Poster

                Taking Marcy.

                The trainer is going so slow with my youngun that it will be next year or very late this year before she and I will be ready to do ANYTHING, even pre-amoeba. This is good, because the horse is enjoying her work and learning and loving everything about it.

                She has a barn name now--Roxanna (Rox), and it seems to fit her perfectly.
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                • #9
                  Yes chech out the SEDA site, I live in La and compete here a lot!! The Fleur Dis Leap is in April this year the prize list won't be out until late March for that one! It is just a combine test with a X-country schooling day on Sunday, but make sure you have a grounds person with you!!! You can compete in x-rails up to 3'9" I believe. We have tiny childern competing at this show all the time and very green horses too If you need any more information keep up with that site, we do schooling dressage shows and this weekend we have a jumper show that has an optional clear round jumpers (which means not times, basicly the easiest schooling around!!)
                  No Worries!


                  • #10
                    They have starter trials in Oxford, MS.

                    Here's a calendar

                    I've never been so I don't know what it's like. I'm planning on attending the March 6 show, hopefully it will be a good show to get us back into the swing of things after having several months off due mainly to crappy weather


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                      Taking Marcy.

                      The trainer is going so slow with my youngun that it will be next year or very late this year before she and I will be ready to do ANYTHING, even pre-amoeba. This is good, because the horse is enjoying her work and learning and loving everything about it.

                      She has a barn name now--Roxanna (Rox), and it seems to fit her perfectly.
                      Yipppeeeeee!!!! I'm so excited for you both! Please give her a hug and tell her she is missed. Keep me updated. We will root for you all from WV.
                      There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse-Robert Smith Surtees
                      Breeding TBs, Connemaras and TB/Conn crosses for eventing