"My first dressage show got me hooked - I went out and rode T1 on my trainer's Grand Prix horse and got a 67% :D. After that show I expected all of my scores to be that high, and I was very upset when I began to receive scores in the 50s on my…"
"Congratulations Regina!! Depending on where you live, there could be an Arabian group that is involved in the sport horse division, which offers opportunities to show in-hand, under saddle, as well as dressage. If you go to www.arabianhorses,org,…"
"Tee hee! This made me giggle. I know exactly what you mean. My little mare can be a bit challenging on her days. The people at the rescue named her 'Diva' for a reason. When I made my mind up to show her I thought, "Whichever horse…"
"Congratulations! I was definately hooked my first show. I was nine and I think I drove everyone crazy because I was so excited! haha Now I'm 14 and I stil have a long way to go, but every show is a new chance to learn and improve. Good luck in…"
"Fantastic!! And congratulations! Showing is a lot of fun, and I am so glad you had a good experience. That is one reason why I got into showing in dressage (and my first serious dressage horse was an Arab--check out my blog…"
"Congratulations on your achievements with your rescued Arabian. I love all horses, but Arabians are #1 in my heart - they seem to thrive on human attention and form a very close bond. I'm sure you will find a great partner in your…"
"I just love the motivation to constantly improve my riding, both for me and my horse. I want to be a better rider for her also. I think the journey will strengthen our bond. I might be babbling, but I'm very excited! You'll have to excuse…"
"No, the Intro tests are below the training level tests. Just walk/trot. But challenging enough for me. It's funny, when I was younger I loved showing Western Pleasure and doing some gaming...but now that I'm older and coming back to horses…"
"Wow sounded like a lot of fun! I wasn't hooked, because I was a teenager competing in eventing who thought the fun began after the dressage test! Now in my 30's after breaking my leg dressage is the thing for me! I am looking forward to my…"
I rode my first dressage test ever this past Sunday. Intro tests A and B. I showed on my rescued Arab, in my borrowed saddle with my secondhand boots. I had such a great time! I couldn't get the silly grin off my face. The judges comments were constructive and all the people at the show were supportive. Now I'm hooked; looking forward to my next show and the chance to improve my score.Were all of you hooked your first time out?See More