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    ? re: pulling videos together for a college riding coach

    My DD is a senior this year and we have to pull together some videos for the schools she is applying to, rather quickly. Is it more important to submit a video of a perfect trip or of a lesson where you are working on something and the coach can see that you are coachable, or a combination thereof?

    I have a video from the early spring on a catch ride that is really good, but her own horse is green, in general, but especially to the Junior Hunters, so we don't have a show video that is perfect. I do have some lesson videos, where you can see the corrections she is making based on what her trainer is telling her....

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!!

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    I would say that a show video or a compilation of her riding different horses would be best. My friend got recruited by UGA's team and the video she submitted was of a couple Medal class trips and also a couple of courses (at home) on a horse other than her own. College riding is all about catch riding and equitation, so focus on that. The more they can see that she is a versatile, adaptable rider, the more they will appreciate her.
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      Well, I wouldn't submit hunter trips because IHSA competition is all equitation. I'd submit the best trip of an eq class you have on video.

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        Originally posted by mustangsal85 View Post
        I would say that a show video or a compilation of her riding different horses would be best. My friend got recruited by UGA's team and the video she submitted was of a couple Medal class trips and also a couple of courses (at home) on a horse other than her own. College riding is all about catch riding and equitation, so focus on that. The more they can see that she is a versatile, adaptable rider, the more they will appreciate her.
        Great - thanks for the info! Unfortunately, it will be hard to get video on other horses since she rides with a trainer at a private barn where there is only one other horse! Hopefully, we can "borrow" him *fingers crossed* I stupidly didn't video her when she was showing some different horses in the spring

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          Well don't stress too much over it. The fact of the matter is that not everyone has access to other horses to ride! As long as you can get a video that really shows off her equitation that should be fine. At home maybe have her trainer create a really complex eq course that makes her think and video it to show off her ability to think on the go about the best way to really showcase herself.
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            Submit a little bit of both if possible. My NCAA tape was about 10 minutes showed me in the junior hunters, schooling two horses over small courses and doing some more technical flatwork on two other horses.

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              My video showed me riding an equitation course, including the work-off portion. I also included a 5-minute flatwork session at home demonstrating all of the equitation tests on the flat save #16. I did not have access to another horse. I would also focus on demonstrating her equitation skills.
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                ponymom64 - Several girls that ride at my D's barn are currently riding for NCAA D1 schools. As far as videos go most of these girls used both medals and junior hunter trips for their submission. Also make sure you get your D doing some good flatwork on a horse. I think even if you only have a couple of different horses showing your D riding and working with the horse you will still be good.

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                  You could also contact the companies that taped those shows earlier this spring and see if you can still get video of those classes. A lot of them keep archives for a while.
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                    Like others have said versatility is the name of the game.

                    I rode on a Div. 1 Equestrian team and we literally were drawn a horse, had 5 min to jump on-fix your stirrups- trot a little and go into your class.

                    Best of luck to you daughter!
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                      Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                      You could also contact the companies that taped those shows earlier this spring and see if you can still get video of those classes. A lot of them keep archives for a while.
                      Sadly, I was the only videographer at those shows and I was without my camera but that would normally be a good idea!

                      Oh well - I will figure something out!

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                        Has Maddie considered IHSA at all? I know it doesn't have the apparent prestige that NCAA has, I do it and for the most part, love it - and it's also extremely competitive... there are some big name riders who do IHSA.
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                          Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                          Has Maddie considered IHSA at all? I know it doesn't have the apparent prestige that NCAA has, I do it and for the most part, love it - and it's also extremely competitive... there are some big name riders who do IHSA.
                          I also rode IHSA and I would say that it's at least for the most part a little more stable (pardon the pun). NCAA programs for riding are getting cut lately due to budget constraints.

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                            I think the NCAA and IHSA both provide equally awesome experiences. I was fortunate enough to go to school that had both (UGA) and both programs did very well. I would say that the NCAA team was much more selective because most of the riders were essentially at the same level (most had done at least jr hunters, etc and done consistently well) and NCAA is a little more time consuming. But I would recommend both! Plus side of going Varsity is everything is generally paid for.
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                              Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                              Has Maddie considered IHSA at all? I know it doesn't have the apparent prestige that NCAA has, I do it and for the most part, love it - and it's also extremely competitive... there are some big name riders who do IHSA.
                              She's definitely considering IHSA but most of the teams she's interested in require videos as well!

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                                Originally posted by ponymom64 View Post
                                She's definitely considering IHSA but most of the teams she's interested in require videos as well!
                                Wow, I'm impressed! She should come out to Minnesota.. no video required, great school, and I'm there (extra bonus, hah).
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                                  Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                  Wow, I'm impressed! She should come out to Minnesota.. no video required, great school, and I'm there (extra bonus, hah).
                                  WAY too cold!!! though she would love to be with a friend, I think even you couldn't convince her to go to cold mosquito land

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                                    Originally posted by ponymom64 View Post
                                    WAY too cold!!! though she would love to be with a friend, I think even you couldn't convince her to go to cold mosquito land
                                    Pfft, we have tunnels for a reason. And it's actually not that bad, I preferred Minnesota winter to New York winter, personally... not so damp.
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                                      Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                      Pfft, we have tunnels for a reason. And it's actually not that bad, I preferred Minnesota winter to New York winter, personally... not so damp.
                                      That's good to know! I will tell her to open her mind up to the midwest Congrats, BTW on getting into Harrisburg - that is awesome!!!

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