Preparation for Lesson Show
(optional)The Friday before each show we will be clipping, (braiding), washing tack, and bathing the horses. The horses need to shine at the shows! Riders in the show should come down on the Fridays and help out.
Competitors in the show should wear paddock boots and jodhpurs (12 and under) or tall boots and breeches and belt. You also need a nice show shirt and a navy blue, hunter green or black hunt coat. Appearance does matter as you do want to catch the judges eye. If you donít have these donít worry, tight fitting pants, belt, and a nice shirt is acceptable. You need to have your hair neatly tucked under your hard hat (a hair net would be useful) and all riders need approved helmets. Please make sure that your boots are polished. Leather gloves are appropriate, gloves are necessary. They help you hold the reins and protect your hands.
ITíS SHOW TIME!
Closer to the show dates we will have the estimated times that your division will run. Look for the split lists on the web site or in lesson book for tentative times. The times are difficult to estimate so donít get discouraged. Arriving early is helpful for preparation and to cheer for your friends. This will also ensure that youíre on time for your classes.
When you arrive, you have to go directly to the show office, pay for your classes and put your back number on.
Posted should be the splits as to what section you are riding in. Find your trainer to confirm your arrival. If your trainer is busy, you can find one of the assistants, they have all the information also.
Before you mount your horse, you need to make sure you know your courses (if you are jumping) and have your back number on. Again, the assistants can help you learn courses and help answer questions. The courses will be posted typically near the ring you are showing in.
Tack shops for riding apparel...
The Hunting Horn, Penfield 385-9690
Farmington Country Max, Canandaigua 924-7340
The Barn Door, Victor 223-4142
Please remember that horse shows run on a hurry up and wait schedule. Thank You!