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GinaMystiqueRose

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BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

 Hii

For a long time now, i have had my eyes on British Eventing on my thoroghbred Xenia, but recently i have been thinking would we both benfit more from BSJA? I really cant decide, she hasnt got much ecperience in anything really, she is a tad spooky but if you edge her on she will willingly jump.

She has a good dressage but her paces will never be able to reach high end of the stick:L I am not bothered about being placed etc just mainly for the experience, i think she'd be better at BSJA as she is nimble able to do tight turns easy to pace/stride and loves it!:) but she loves xc too and keeps herself within her own happy pace and i just edge her over jump. I really cant decide, sorry about the rant, but any help? Please!!:) 

If you need some sort of idea how she goes, go on my youtube (GOEventing) if you type it in it normally comes up with my fails which arent fails:L But yeah just browse thro:)

Thanks sooo much!:) 

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

really depends on what you enjoy most, and your horse too of course!

 

If you think you'll both enjoy sj more, then stick to that...but if you're looking for more of a buzz, BE is the best!! I have been an avid spectator at various BE venues for years and work as a photographer at several with a professional - but I have a new geegee and my ultimate aim for her is to try an intro in the summer!

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GinaMystiqueRose

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

 Hmm i love all of the BE events tho dressage, xc and sj!:L but iv had her for a year to sort her out, and i dont know weather just to do a bit of everything over winter, but not xc really, as of ground but see what i think:) hmm haha, descisions... xx

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

well as winter usually equals mud mud glorious mud...why not BSJA over winter to see how you get on....then in the spring if you're itching to XC, go to a couple of RC ODEs and see how you get on before joining BE?

 

It's so hard when you have a lovely talented geegee and can't decide what to do with it

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Bluesnow05

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Bluesnow05 says:

Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

Have you heard about the new BSJA club?  its run under their rules, you can gain a BSJA record and they do classes up to 1m.  It is slightly less daunting than the full BSJA and cheaper!  I'd maybe look at doing that over winter, and doing some unaffiliated dressage comps, then start with hunter trials in spring so you've got the full package to go BE.  That's my aim too, I'd love to attempt a BE 90 by the end of next summer.  We almost cracked the XC this summer, and had some great fun at the Open hunter trials, until she developed a loading problem which kinda scuppered my plans.  Misty's done loads of BSJA, but she's not easy to SJ so I'm planning on spending time doing some unaffiliated or Club shows, then the daunting task of dressage will come next.  She's so full of it now I'm really struggling with her flat work, and Im hoping to hunt her too so might just wait till spring to perfect that!! Haa good luck with whatever you decide, and remember it's all good fun whatever you do xx

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Lottiepony

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Lottiepony says:

Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

lol just had to say i'm subscribed to your youtube channel :)

have you tried doing both unaffiliated? you could do some ODE's at a cheaper price but would give you an insight as to whether it will suit her, same for the show jumping although you'll only be able to jump up to 3ft3. Think the best advice is just to give everything a go and see what suits you both best!

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GinaMystiqueRose

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

 Thank you everyone! I think ill do some little comps and maybe some BSJA over winter time:) Although she is going to come in soon and she goes a bit mad, considering she's a TB:L 

&Thanks for the sub:P Whats your channel name?:) xx

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Lottiepony

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

sounds like a good plan! my youtube channel name is 85bexstar :)

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Sophii17

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

 Well ive been a member of both and will not renue my BSJA untill i really need to be jumping 1m10 courses over winter (Trailblazers goes upto1m05 so im happy with this) i found the atmosphere bitchy and everyone seemed to have there back up so if you choose BSJA make sure you already have your back up before you enter the warm up arena lol! I was a groom for a short time for a international SJ come newly turned BE event rider and the bsja warm ups for grooms wasnt nice at all you really had to have your wits about you.

 

BE on the other hand ive found everyone (bar the odd one which you will get everywhere) full of lovely people, same with BD tbh. So im sticking to BD and BE until i really need to become a member of bsja.

 

Im also on YT whats your channel name and ill subscribe to you :)

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rhapsody

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

Sophii17, I'm really surprised that you've had such a negative time in BSJA, I can only say my experience is the absolute opposite.  I've been a member for a few years now, my husband jumps our warmblood and we've met some lovely helpful people.  At the shows here in Scotland there's a great atmosphere and you're seeing the same faces regularly so you get to know them and make friends, and there's quite a vibrant community up here.  The junior levels are the same, my friend's daughter came up through the junior ranks and is now in seniors, she's been very successful and has been helped a lot along the way by the organisers and officials we have up here.  I can only say I enjoy spending my time at the shows, it's as much a social thing as a competitive one around here.

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leannemccabe

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Re: BSJA or BE? PLEASE HELP:)

why don't you go BSJA on a ticket? its an extra £3 per class or something - not much but you get to experience affiliated classes as they are SOO much different to unaff - the jumps have more 'filling' they are usually up to height, good, testing courses and as i expect you'll be jumpipng seniors? theres no kids running round the warm up ring on uncontrollable little ponies and its generally more professional.  i agree with sophie17 BSJA can be quite bitchy but as i go with eventers we see and meet up with alot of other eventers jumping their babies over the winter so we dont get involved too much with the showjumpers!  not sure wether the can go BE on a ticket but see if you can find any unaff ODE's next spring and that'll give you an idea wether you want to go BE :)

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