Poll

Show Time!

Have you started your horse show season?

Yes
16%
74
No
28%
127
I never stopped showing
4%
18
I don't show
51%
232

Total votes cast: 451

Comments & Write-in Answers

It's winding down here in Florida

3/29/2010 5:57:59 PM

Who can afford it?

3/29/2010 5:39:29 PM

Had a few months interruption as we have had an exceptionally rainy messy winter/spring.

3/29/2010 5:28:03 PM

We have started warm up show season. Our first ribbon show is April 10.

3/29/2010 4:22:02 PM

only breed to race

3/29/2010 4:02:20 PM

Starting endurance

3/29/2010 3:38:15 PM

I stopped showing after the Morgan breed stopped having affordable shows

3/28/2010 8:21:49 PM

I regret stopping when I went to university. I've not had opportunity to return.

3/27/2010 9:19:13 PM

The showring is where breeding for unhealthy traits is rewarded.

3/27/2010 4:35:13 PM

Used to, not since having my daughter.

3/27/2010 2:13:04 PM

My horse doesn't enjoy showing we just trail ride now. and have great fun.

3/27/2010 11:32:18 AM

4H kids!

3/26/2010 6:02:04 PM

Can't afford entry cost.

3/26/2010 4:15:03 PM

It is now too expensive to travel to a show out of town, stay at a motel, and pay all the many fees!

3/26/2010 12:16:17 PM

can't afford to show this year

3/26/2010 11:07:45 AM

too costly & political

3/26/2010 10:50:29 AM

As of 3/2010

3/26/2010 9:42:10 AM

schooling in prep. will start middle of april officially.

3/26/2010 9:04:55 AM

too hard to get to shows & too expensive

3/25/2010 9:44:46 PM

I show Country Pleasure and our warm up show was last week!

3/25/2010 7:47:55 PM

we only do trail trials and such

3/25/2010 6:36:17 PM

preparing for dressage is not seasonal, especially with indoor arenas that are available.

3/25/2010 6:29:10 PM

Horse is shipping early so it will have to wait

3/25/2010 4:01:57 PM

We have become more selective because of the economy. We show more in winter & spring.

3/25/2010 9:18:00 AM

Don't show anymore, just ride for pleasure

3/24/2010 11:57:02 PM

First endurance ride- april 11

3/24/2010 11:47:59 PM

I showed for 40 yrs and recently stopped- now only trail ride

3/24/2010 11:12:32 PM

We start mid-April

3/24/2010 10:46:03 PM

First show of the season this weekend!!!

3/24/2010 10:42:09 PM

My first hunter show was Mar 21st and we did quite well. Breed shows start next month

3/24/2010 9:06:09 PM

I ride endurance (50 miles typically) and pleasure trail

3/24/2010 7:25:48 PM

I've retired my 26 yr. old mare from showing.

3/24/2010 6:22:02 PM

May 2 is my first! Too snowy and cold for earlier shows.

3/24/2010 4:51:29 PM

Our horses are Dude String Horses, so they get 6 months off !

3/24/2010 3:48:58 PM

I have shown twice.Will again when I ride better

3/24/2010 3:39:59 PM

I can

3/24/2010 3:34:09 PM

New England states shows usually start in April

3/24/2010 2:58:21 PM

TVSCA MEMBER OF AOHA ALL BREED HORSE SHOWS-START IN APRIL AOHA SHOW LABOR DAY IN MONTGOMERY AL

3/24/2010 1:37:48 PM

Retired 3yr world champion

3/24/2010 1:13:57 PM

Quit showing about 30 years ago due to too much politicing by judges/competitors and lack of time

3/24/2010 10:45:40 AM

None of my adopted horses seem to enjoy showing

3/24/2010 10:29:21 AM

Not yet!

3/24/2010 9:29:20 AM

Live in CT, so mine starts in April, but started to ride my horse in March to be ready.

3/24/2010 9:19:54 AM

1st show of the season starts this weekend!!!

3/24/2010 8:35:42 AM

barrel racing

3/24/2010 7:10:57 AM

showjumpers have done well, rosetts on the wall, dressage horse just started PSG, super boy !!

3/24/2010 5:51:50 AM

Yippee for indoor arenas!

3/24/2010 12:44:44 AM

2 months behind in training and conditioning, too much rain to ride, no indoor riding area

3/23/2010 11:26:13 PM

I haven't due to my horse's lameness

3/23/2010 11:14:39 PM

starts in May for us up north in outdoors

3/23/2010 10:22:45 PM

First show is in June through September

3/23/2010 10:15:10 PM

Not even close!

3/23/2010 10:13:03 PM

yep, starts in March :) pony club rallies start in April.

3/23/2010 10:06:06 PM

not until May 30

3/23/2010 9:48:55 PM

First show of the season: Horse O'Rama in Fort Worth, Tx

3/23/2010 8:57:14 PM

In SE PA show season run from early May to October for dressage

3/23/2010 8:29:21 PM

have horse who is 11 but not ready to show because his mustang blood gets to him and then he's loco

3/23/2010 7:56:06 PM

Prefder competition like endurance and competitive trail riding.

3/23/2010 7:54:10 PM

i am recovering from a car accident.

3/23/2010 7:12:34 PM

just a schooling show

3/23/2010 7:01:50 PM

No shows, but trail riding starting next month!!! :D

3/23/2010 6:27:27 PM

I compete all year winter is a gret time to bring horses on for a active summer season

3/23/2010 5:34:33 PM

Just got back from Vegas

3/23/2010 5:05:31 PM

Pleasure ride only

3/23/2010 4:52:43 PM

2 AQHA Reinings and a North Central Reining show!

3/23/2010 4:38:26 PM

May 27 is the first show in Eastern Washington for Dressage

3/23/2010 4:34:58 PM

May 1 st...everyone starts going crazy!!!!

3/23/2010 4:29:18 PM

May 15th will be our first show for my 21 yr. old horse and I (61 yr. old).

3/23/2010 4:17:38 PM

Just Ride For FUN

3/23/2010 4:15:15 PM

no shows in our area,but ready!!

3/23/2010 4:13:07 PM

took last year off bred my mare she has a one month old foal at her side

3/23/2010 3:53:32 PM

I have mostly rescues / 6 horses and 2 donkeys, no shows but lots of Love

3/23/2010 3:37:13 PM

It doesn't start until May here in Ohio.

3/23/2010 3:15:08 PM

The cost is way too high; can't afford to go to all shows

3/23/2010 3:14:46 PM

Prepping atleast... Northeast ohio winters are pretty crummy without and indoor and a 4x4.

3/23/2010 2:35:55 PM

Northeast mud season for about another month, then . . . let the show(s) begin!

3/23/2010 2:34:12 PM

Haven't shown in years, too expensive, don't have time

3/23/2010 2:29:44 PM

generally starts in April through October

3/23/2010 2:07:41 PM

ponies shed out later so we show then

3/23/2010 1:25:09 PM

I show Saddlebred yr round all over and my students ride Academy

3/23/2010 11:29:01 AM

started last weekend

3/23/2010 10:12:39 AM

I live in CA. the shows never really stop. One season pretty much rolls into another.

3/23/2010 9:56:02 AM

I'm in Mn. I usually run from May to October

3/23/2010 9:39:31 AM