As a refresher here are Prairie's 2013 goals. I'm omitting Pia because right now her show fund is empty due to a 28 day order of Gastro Gard that's currently stuck in the east coast blizzard.
- Attend at least one recognized dressage show in 2013.
Okay, Right. Doable. I found two recognized dressage shows that would check the first box. They are at a facility I like and fairly close to home. Should be possible.
- Break 70% at Training Level and 65% at First Level. Also, show First Level 3
Dressage scores... will need some dressage shows to collect those. Right now I have 10 potential dressage shows. We will not be attending them all. But I think we'll open the season with Training 3 and FL1... I'm not talking about FL3 yet. It still scares me.
- Get our changes 80% of the time
Changes. Bah. Who knows. Don't care. Doesn't impact show scheduling except that I don't need to be chasing the A circuit before they are at least 80%.
- Attend at least FOUR overnight Hunter Shows.
Just have to pick 4. Right now I have like 11 possibilities that are mostly local. All but one are B or C shows which makes the outings slightly more affordable while we are still learning the ropes.
- Move Up to 3' Adult Hunters
3' division. Shouldn't be a problem. The height isn't anyway. Just a matter of when we get our changes pulled together so we don't look like absolute fools.. Not that looking foolish has ever stopped us before.
So yeah. Consulting the goals leaves me about where I stared in terms of total scheduling chaos. In an attempt to create organization where there was none, I printed out some monthly calendars and attempted a color coded show calendar. Sadly I forgot what color went with what discipline or what facility and I ended up creating a very colorful, albeit not very helpful packet. Usually a color coded calendar solves anything. or at least it's never failed me before. bah.
For the moment I am going to send my options to my trainer. Let her tell me what shows she can support me at, and then I'll start narrowing it down. Obviously I'm not going to 20 shows this summer so choices will be made.
I'm just not quite sure how or when yet.
|If only I remembered what the green pen was supposed to mean...|