Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hunter Princess Blog Hop- Why Do You Love Showing?


Why do you love showing?

For me it's probably easier to state what I don't like.  That list would be simple.  The cost.  Other than that, what's not to love?  

I have been competing for over 30 years and have always been addicted to it. I love putting into action what I practice daily.  I love the excitement I feel the week of a show, taking a showcation from work, using all my pretty show tack, spotless horses, the plan, the strategizing, the camaraderie, seeing my friends, spending ALL day with my horse(s), I could go on and on. In show jumping at the A rated level you do not get to school over the jumps.  So when you go into a class your horse is looking at the course and jumps for the first time.  Since there is no practicing you come up with a strategy and you ride your plan.  Most of all, there is nothing like the thrill of winning.





5 comments:

  1. Having all the hard work pay off is awesome!

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  2. The cost is def the worst thing about it. And the stress but I haven't done as much competing as you so I'm hoping tha twill go away one day!

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    1. I think as adults we face new challenges. We tend to over think and therefore take the fun out. I still have to remind myself to not be my own worst enemy. We do this because we love it. Riding at a show should be no different than home :)

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