THE RIDING SCHO0l
Where young people develop life skills
Returning adults reconnect with their passion
for horses and riding
We are pleased to announce our new home
Horse Show Team
Much like our lesson program, Competition follows a logical progression of steps as the rider achieves success at each level. Students are invited to join our Competition Team. This invitation is extended by the coach with the support, commitment and permission of the parents to participate.
Horse Show Progression
At Home Fun Day Shows - These shows occur every few months and are open to all of The Riding School (TRS) students. These one day, "At Home" shows are a fun way for students to test their skills and learn what areas they need to work on. Students love to show parents their abilities as well. It's an exciting introduction to Horse Showing.
Local Schooling Shows - Typically held in the spring, summer and fall months, Horse Show Team members may attend local schooling shows off property. These shows require trailering the horses to the show grounds and most likely overnight stabling and schooling the night before the competition. Schooling shows are a great way to understand what it's like to compete away from home.
Outreach Shows - "The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Outreach Program offers classes from walk/trot to 3'0 in hunter, jumper and equitation sections at rated and local competitions. The program is designed to celebrate riders as they advance through the competitive experience." ( Taken from the USHJA website) Exhibitors can compete for national awards through this program.
USHJA Rated Shows Held throughout the year across the United States, Northwest riders typically compete in shows held in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia or California. There are a number of these shows held in our local area throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall months.
For more information about our governing body, click this link: United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)
Please visit this link: Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) for membership and show information.
You have to be brave as a rider.
You have to see how far you can go.
British Equestrian Team, 2016