With three horses and two other people (kidlets) to plan for, writing it all down will help me organize what events can be done. I also think it will give me an idea of whether I am being realistic in terms of financial and time commitment.
|All of this year's dressage shows are at the location of our initial dressage attempt last year - loved it.|
1. May 28 & 29 - Dressage Winnipeg Memorial Bronze and Gold Competition
- Walk/Trot test: Get comfortable with show atmosphere; complete test and stay in the sandbox!
2. June 25 & 26 - Capt. DeKenyeres Memorial Bronze and Gold Competition
- Training level test: Focus on relaxation
3. Aug 6 & 7 - MidSummer Madness Bronze and Gold Competition
- Training level test: Focus on accuracy and timing; expect a bit more from myself and Savvy
- Moving up a level or more training level?
|Hopefully more of this.|
1. June 17 & 18 - Relationship Based Horsemanship Clinic
- Her first road trip/event. My goal: shut up, listen, take notes. Shiraz: behave, don't hurt anyone.
|And a lot more of this!|
1. April to Oct. - 4-H meetings and weekly riding practices
- Kids learning confidence in pony handling, tacking up and riding.
- Both Kidlets entered in classes of their choosing (and I get to enjoy the role of show mom) :)
- Encourage kidlets to take on as much responsibility as is safe - pony care and cleaning at show.
- Continue working on confidence and independence.
I think all of this is realistic (although the dressage entry fees have not been posted yet, so cost may or may not be an issue). I am hoping to add in plenty of simple, fun adventures as well like trail riding and small schooling shows where I can pretend to be things like a barrel racer or hunter/jumper princess for the day. The more Savvy experiences, the better all-round grownup horse she will become. Who knows, I might even try this mounted archery thing that I have been hearing about! How much fun does that look!?!