students participate on our team when they have attained the riding skills necessary to compete because of the following benefits:
- It is fun to show horses and be a part of the team!!!
- Sets goals for improvement and deadlines.
- It pushes riders to strive for a higher level (kids who show regularly tend to excel faster than kids that do not)
- Teaches kids how to deal with nerves and perform under pressure (skills that will help with other areas of life)
- Confidence building!
Qualifications: Your student’s instructor will determine when your student is ready to attend shows according to the guidelines below. All students wanting to participate in shows need to buy appropriate outfit for showing; ask Jennifer for a check list.
Kids under 10 can participate in this division (depending on show)
Student must be able to walk off lead line and post the trot on the lounge line with good rhythm and balance. Trotted off the lounge line a couple of times.
Can be any age and can walk and trot very competently with good control, equitation, and rhythm off lounge line for 6 + months and done some cantering. Can identify diagonals at the trot and pick up correct one fairly consistently.
Walk- Trot- Canter Division
Shown 1-2 years in Walk Trot division and catering regularly in lessons with good control and equitation.
Over Fences Division
Shown a 1 + in WTC division and can hold good form and control over poles and fences for 6+ months.
For those students wanting to take it to the next level and have attained a certain level of riding ability can participate in the Jelich Farms show team. We start with Mock Shows and then when students have achieved enough cadence and control at the walk and trot they will be eligible to start attending local schooling shows. Students as young as 5 years old can attend also!