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    Why can't adults show ponies in rated shows? I never got the chance to own a pony! Not fair! Im only 5'1".... think anyone would notice?? in all seriousness...why not? Is it only A shows that you can't?

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    Sure you can. You just can't go in Pony classes, which are only for juniors.
    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StrawberryFields View Post
      Why can't adults show ponies in rated shows? I never got the chance to own a pony! Not fair! Im only 5'1".... think anyone would notice?? in all seriousness...why not? Is it only A shows that you can't?
      I completely sympathize! I never had a pony as a child... I went straight to horses and though I love my big guys ponies are just so flipping cute and spunky! If I can train the little guys I want to show them too!

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        #4
        So...what kind of classes would I be able to show in?

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        • #5
          Adults CAN show poines in rated shows, just not in pony divisions.

          I showed my pony in the Adults while I was in college, and a friend of mine showed a pony in the Ch/A jumpers.

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          • #6
            I think they should create a new pony division entirely... "Pony Jumper Wannabes" It will be filled with the over 18's and the ponies they couldn't afford as children or grew out of before purchases could be made. I would like nothing more than to see a bunch of women on little ponies... and heck why not throw in some giant children's hunter hair bows while we're at it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by greenwoodeq View Post
              I think they should create a new pony division entirely... "Pony Jumper Wannabes" It will be filled with the over 18's and the ponies they couldn't afford as children or grew out of before purchases could be made. I would like nothing more than to see a bunch of women on little ponies... and heck why not throw in some giant children's hunter hair bows while we're at it.
              Can we petition USEF for this?! I have a medium green that I would dearly love to show myself. I'm 5'8 though and we're a comical picture. I only have this pony as a training project because I could never have a pony as a child.

              For Your Entertainment.
              Last edited by SmileItLooksGoodOnYou; Jun. 3, 2011, 02:10 AM.
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              • #8
                I think usef should make a general "adults on ponies" class. You tell them ahead of time if your doing it jumper style or hunter style, and they split the class accordingly.

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                  COTH needs a "Like" button. ^^
                  friend of bar.ka

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                    #10
                    Agreed! I like that idea! And smile...ur pony is cute!!!! They really should make an "adults on pony hunters or jumpers" classes!! It would be such a riot and fun too! Not to mention a good excuse to own a little cute monster of my own!

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                    • #11
                      I want an adults on ponies class! I didn't get my first pony 'til I was 24...
                      "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                      • #12
                        Sounds good...I too never got a pony as a child and now I breed them
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                        • #13
                          Don't hurt me you all BUT: The Arabians have a pony division that is open to all, adults, pros, kids, ammys. Despite what ymany of you feel about the breed in general, these little guys can jump and move and many do have sufficient step and many of todays top ponies do have Arab blood in them! Arab shows do have rated hunter judges officating and the ponies are expected to go just as any pony on the hunter circuit. Check us out sometime!

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                          • #14
                            Oooh! I just got one to play with also. Because I'm reliving my childhood, of course. Isn't she precious?

                            (Ignore the furryness, it was Feb and that was the first day she got to our farm)

                            And yes - you CAN show your pony. You may just get beaten by a horse that is better equipped to do the strides.
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                            They're small hearts.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StrawberryFields View Post
                              So...what kind of classes would I be able to show in?
                              I've shown my 2 ponies in lots of classes at "A" and "B" shows as an adult. Amateur hunters, all the various unrated limit/low/non-TB hunters, and jumpers up through 3'3". Neither were carded as ponies, though; I don't know if that makes a difference (they are 14.1/14.2 respectively).

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                              • #16
                                Adults on Ponies is brilliant.
                                Someones gotta at least do it at a winter series.
                                Adults on Shaggy Ponies!

                                Mine is 15.x... but I'm 6 ft. Can I still participate?
                                I can touch my toes under him bareback.
                                Thats gotta count for something.
                                Last edited by spaceagejuliet; Jun. 3, 2011, 12:35 PM.

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                                  ^ hahaha yes that counts!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I would be ALL OVER an adults on ponies division!!

                                    I am 25. My pony is 14.1. Let's do this!

                                    And yes, you can show your pony in any division that is NOT a pony division.
                                    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

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                                    • #19
                                      I am 43 and I have two ponies that I want to show!

                                      Here is the 14.2 one who is only 4 but so much fun!!!!

                                      http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/.../M4H004481.jpg

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                                        Originally posted by spaceagejuliet View Post
                                        Adults on Ponies is brilliant.
                                        Someones gotta at least do it at a winter series.
                                        Adults on Shaggy Ponies!

                                        Mine is 15.x... but I'm 6 ft. Can I still participate?
                                        I can touch my toes under him bareback.
                                        Thats gotta count for something.
                                        LMAO. I can touch my toes under mine with a saddle on!

                                        And the Welsh shows have adult classes as well! I'm actually thinking of taking my little girl because they're cheap miles and I don't have to throw her into a new situation with a new pilot as well.
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