Competing in Western Shows & Events

Competing in Western Shows & Events

by Charlene Strickland

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Overview

Compete like a pro! Veteran rider Charlene Strickland takes you on a fascinating tour of Western contests and events, providing all the information you need to take home first prize. Packed with helpful photographs and clear illustrations, Strickland covers everything from dressing correctly to mastering the skills that will make the judges take notice. With advice on dealing with show ring traffic and a thorough explanation of the rules of competition, you’ll be ready to saddle up and ride out on the big stage. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580170314
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/04/1998
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Author of The Basics of Western Riding, Western Practice Lessons, and Competing in Western Shows & Events, equestrian journalist Charlene Strickland has published more than 600 articles on horse care, saddlery, dressage, jumping, eventing, vaulting, and similar topics. Her articles have appeared in The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Show, The Horse, and Dressage. Strickland is a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation, the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, the Authors Guild, and the Society for Technical Communication. She has ridden and shown Western, hunt seat, and dressage. She is a senior technical editor with Science Applications International Corporation and lives with her husband, Geoff, in New Mexico.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Martha Josey

1 Horse Show Basics

2 The Show Game

3 Showing for Intermediate Riders

4 Showing Your Working Horse

5 Timed Events

6 Arena Contests

Appendixes

The Western Horse

Glossary

Associations

References

IndeX

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