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So You Want to Go to a Hunter Show?

So You Want to Go to a Hunter Show?

I’ve been told by an eventing friend that hunter/jumper shows are a foreign world and leave her feeling very confused.  It’s hard for me to see that since I’ve only been to hunter/jumper and open shows, but after reading some blogs lately about people feeling frustrated to some degree after attending a hunter/jumper show I thought I’d give my two cents.  It may or may not be helpful, and I’m sure I’ve missed something so if my fellow hunter/jumper enthusiasts…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Why Do You Love Showing?

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Why Do You Love Showing?

I haven’t been purposely keeping a secret, but I don’t think I’ve exactly told y’all that we’re showing again tomorrow.  Eep!  I’ve been a little distracted by real life stuff (puppy, upcoming vacation, work) and not 100% gung ho with training so we’ll see how it goes… but yeah.  Tomorrow is the last one day show of the year for us. Which brings me to this week’s blog hop question, why do you love showing?  That’s a pretty broad question,…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – An Annoying H/J Trend

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – An Annoying H/J Trend

This confession may shock you, because in my normal life I’m kind of like a raccoon.  Anything small and sparkly I pretty much get googly eyed over and need it – now. That being said, I hate bling in the hunters. If I ever do the jumpers that shit is going to be on like donkey kong, but in the hunters?  No. What, you say?  “Sparkle in the hunters, but that’s illegal!” It is, but people sneak it in.  This probably isn’t a…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – A Princess Stereotype You Break

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – A Princess Stereotype You Break

I use the term “Hunter princess” pretty tongue in cheek, because a lot of people in the horse world don’t.  Sometimes us hunter gals are associated as the Barbies of the riding world, and that stereotype isn’t usually earned or even fair.  Of course… there are exceptions – aka someone who used to ride at my local show circuit with a hole in her riding glove so her giant engagement ring could stick out… true story. In reality though, a…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Your Dream Division

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Your Dream Division

As much as I love all the fantastic eventing blogs out there, I wanted to do something to bring us hunter/jumper bloggers together!  So if Tailored Sportsman makes you giddy and you don’t even mind the “hurry up and wait” of horse shows anymore… please join me in the Hunter Princess Blog Hop! Each week I’ll post on a new hunter/jumper related topic here with a code to participate in the blog hop below.  Of course, we welcome all of our…

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A Hunter/Jumper’s Prayer

A Hunter/Jumper’s Prayer

Today is going to be kind of awesome I hope!  We have a company fun day at Top Golf (aka little to no work today) and then I’ll get to skip out of work a little bit early to go hack Simon, bathe him and pack for the show.  Our lesson last night was pretty shit-tastic, so I’m hoping that means we’ll have a good show 🙂  Either way I am adjusting my expectations in terms of ribbons (as in…

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Hunters vs Jumpers

Hunters vs Jumpers

When people find out that I ride horses, if they have any interest in the subject they ask what kind of riding I do.  My immediate response is “I ride hunter/jumper” because it’s the truth.  However, if the person I’m talking to is not a horse person that response seems to bring this image to their minds: “You JUMP things?!” they say, and they’re amazed.  That image couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is the reality. This jump is…

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