The UPHA Academy Winter Tournament horse shows start in November. Dates are set as follows:
- November 5th – Hartmeyers, Muncie, IN
- December 3rd – Hartmeyers, Muncie, IN
- January 14th, 2012 – Grandview, Indianapolis, IN
- February 11th – Grandview, Indianapolis, IN
- March 17th & 18th – Cloverdale (dates TBD) – with IASHA Spring Warm-Up Horse Show
- June 2nd – Indianapolis Charity Horse Show – Academy Championships, Indianapolis, IN
We will be participating in all of these shows. If you are interested in participating as an academy rider, please make sure you discuss the participation requirements with Mary Lynn.
Show riding is fun, builds confidence, develops skills outside the riding ring or trail, and develops friendships in this sport that can last a lifetime. It is also competitive, which can be both exciting and disappointing. Participation requires a big commitment, and enough free time to practice, practice, practice.
We anticipate a larger number of interested riders this season, and will become more selective as we move forward to make sure any rider that wants to participate is ready for the experience.
If horse shows are new to your rider or you, please feel free to check out the ‘Big Show’ at All American. Academy horse shows are an opportunity for schooling riders to develop the skills needed to move into larger shows. It is an element in the development of riding skills, and very exciting.
We will hold a meeting for all interested family members to go over rules and expectations, and to answer any questions. Please send us an email with your riders name so we can put you on the interested list – this is not a commitment to show, it just lets us know how many we have that are leaning that direction.