There are TONS of opportunities to show coming up! I hope most, if not all, of you are planning to compete at least a little this year. Shows are a great way to test you and your horse's skills and set and meet goals. Even if you only compete at Valley View, shows help challenge you to practice what you're learning in lessons.
I encourage all of you to make short and long term showing goals for this year. Here is a list of some great shows coming up that you can set your goals on.
What: Pegasus Mini Event
When: May 3
Where: Grantsville, UT
Classes/Type: This is a 3-phase event, which requires dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. Perfect for testing your skills in multiple disciplines.
What: Valley View Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show
When: May 17
Where: Valley View Equestrian
Classes/Type: Walk/trot and walk/trot canter classes as well as jumping classes from trot poles to 2'6". A great way to kick-off the show season at home!
What: Zephyr Ranch Hunter/Jumper Fun Show
When: May 24
Where: Salem, UT
Classes/Type: Flat and jumping classes in hunters and jumpers. Jump around a course at a different barn that's still close to home!
What: 3 Peas in a Pony 2-Phase
When: May 31
Where: Heber, UT
Classes/Type: Riders must ride a dressage test and a stadium jumping round. If you or your pony aren't quite ready for all 3 phases, this is a fantastic way to get experience.
What: Chicken Event
When: June 7
Where: Ogden, UT
Classes/Type: 3-phase event requiring dressage, stadium jumping, and cross-country. Challenging but fun!