There are numerous reasons why riders choose to compete in horse shows and other events. One of the most common reasons is to give yourself something to work toward as a rider.
Even if showing isn’t your thing, equestrians of all types participate in a variety of competitive events, many of which have very little to do with the glitz and glamour of the A-circuit. Endurance and competitive trail offer a competitive outlet for dedicated trail riders. Cattle events give talented ranch horses a stage to test their skills. Hunter paces are fun, casual events in open country for English riders. If you and your horse are especially multi-talented, you can even opt to compete in an Extreme Cowboy Race.
Show season is just around the corner. We want to know, what are your competitive goals for this season? Are you chasing points with your old campaigner? Hoping to complete your first endurance event? Or maybe you’ve never shown before and want to make 2010 the year you finally get in the ring. Share your goals with other HorseChannel.com readers by clicking “Submit a Comment” below. Some of the answers may appear in an upcoming issue of Horse Illustrated.
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