Is there any 3 Day Eventers out there?

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  1. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (warning~horse talk! [​IMG] )
    I'm an Eventer! For those who don't know, Eventing is when English riders compete in 3 Events with their horses:
    [​IMG] Dressage

    [​IMG] Show Jumping

    [​IMG] and Cross Country

    Then, goofing around after!
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    That is LJ, my Tobiano Quarter Horse who I've had for almost 9 years! To Event, you've got to have a great horse! [​IMG]
    Does anyone out there do Eventing? I was beggining to think chickens and Eventing doesn't mix![​IMG]
     
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I haven't actually taken the plunge, but I thought about the sport when I first got my mare. She had been shown on the Michigan Hunter/Jumper circuit and loved to jump. We began doing a lot of trail riding and the few times we used the arena, she was really bored. I'd had a strong background in dressage so eventing seemed like a natural thing to do then. But, at the time there were very few events in Michigan, so I ended up doing endurance/competitive trail instead and she took so well to that, I didn't think about it for years.

    Last year I boarded at a 3 day event barn in southern, MI when I worked there and they seemed to think I was weird that I'd ride 25miles+ and not jump anything. [​IMG] They did have a nice cross-country course but it had been so long since I had jumped anything more than small logs that I was a little intimidated.

    I do enjoy watching it though. I wish it would get more coverage in the Olympics
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I used to event some years ago, up through Training level. My husband still does professional photography at local horse trials on weekends.

    I miss eventing a LOT -- there is nothing like galloping a good horse over a big XC course -- but I don't think I'm likely to get back to it unless we win the lottery. I'm getting older and don't bounce as well as I used to, either [​IMG]

    Pat
     
  4. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    My daughter (10 yrs) has and ex-pony club horse that did 3-Day Eventing. Great horse. She is taking dressage lessons right now but does some jumping for fun. She loves it.
    Here is a picture of her and Reggie at a horse show a few weeks ago. The got a 1 2nd, 3 3rds and a 4th. On to another show next weekend! Great looking horse you have.

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  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    [​IMG] Dressage can't be done in a pelham, last i checked.

    I don't event, but i have a dressage/hunt-seat pleasure horse!
     
  6. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't do...well...any of the above! [​IMG]

    My three geldings are currently training. My 10 year old Foxtrotter needs to be completely retrained. My 4 year old Foxtrotter I need to pick up working with, haven't even started him under saddle. And my 15 year old Draftx I haven't even ridden once this year! [​IMG]

    My newest addition, 4 year old QH mare, needs to be finished. I'm thinking trail and Showmanship type classes with her. She has a huge scar on her butt that makes her rump look a little funky. I don't think she's jump/dressage worthy, although her gait is perfect and she's amazingly level headed and responsive.


    Cross country would be amazing to do [​IMG] my 10 year hates jumps, my four year loves anything, and my ol' guy is just...old, and lazy xD
    Six more days until my mare arrives, auf!
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I too was struck by the photo, if only because I have seen so few pelhams-with-roundings since I used to show small hunter shows in the 70s and early 80s.

    But I know that nonrecognized horse trials often allow them in the lower levels; presumably that's what the pic is from?

    Pat
     
  8. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Sorry, I don't do English and/or eventing but...cant pass up a horse post, ever! Both your horses are lovely! I have 2 horses, a paint quarter mare and a spotted saddle gelding. My husband and I trail ride with a great group of friends and we have been having a blast for the last 2 years. I took some refresher lessons when I got my first horse (hadn't ridden since childhood) and we both were booorrreed in the arena! Of course we weren't doing anything fun like jumping either. I couldn't possibly ride English...there is no way I could get my big ol' rear into those skinny pants! [​IMG] I can't imagine what the view would be like from behind! [​IMG] You look like you are having a ball jumping that horse! I do love watching the 3 day eventing and dressage...or anything to do with horses actually. We have the Iroquois Steeplechase here every year and I try to go when I can.
     
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  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I school English in jeans. Just because you have a saddle doesn't mean you need to wear the breeches.
     
  10. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    I call eventing suicide but then again I'm mainly an English show rider/occasional big show jumper or was til I changed countries anyway.
    When I see those monster jumps being taken at crazy speeds, I just wince [​IMG] Give me a huge 6 bar at a nice canter, no problem...give me a Guinness world record tree that must have fallen wrong to create that 8ft ditch in front of it & at a tear away gallop to boot, I think I'll just wet myself.
     

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