Friday, I met up with the super nice, super fun author of No Hour Wasted. We had lunch, and chatted about all kinds of things: the horse scene in Tulsa, our dorky significant others, dressage biddies. I am always so thrilled to make new horse friends, and she was no exception. While we were lunching, she mentioned she was planning to go to a hunter/jumper schooling show in a couple of weeks to take pictures. The show is practically in my backyard, so I of course immediately agreed (invited myself?) to attend.
|Certainly this wild OTTB (Carson) needs more experience toting children around|
Then I had the thought to go to the schooling show and compete on one or both of the young Thoroughbreds (Carson and Freddie) I’ve been riding lately. They could use the mileage and the show isn’t a long haul from where they’re stabled.
|Freddie is practicing the ever-important “standing around”|
I was pretty excited about this idea. Years ago, I used to take Moe to a series of hunter/jumper shows throughout the summer to keep him on his toes between events. I’d enter three or four jumper classes at about $15/class. My best friend would sometimes bring her mare and enter some hunter classes. We’d have a fun time in a fairly low-key environment and not spend a zillion dollars.
- $30 office fee (only if you enter online; it’s $40 otherwise)
- $14 medic fee
- $40 haul-in fee (if you aren’t getting a stall; unclear if this is per horse)
- $10 office fee
- $20/dressage test
- $50/derby division (consisting of a dressage test and mixed stadium/XC course)
- $20/dressage test (if you’re only doing dressage)