Letters to the Editor
Commentary by Anna Brown (To read the original article, click here)
The article "The Evolution of Equitation" (June 2008) came at a very appropriate time for me. I recently finished my first year at Oberlin College in northern Ohio. Though I hadn't shown in several years, I became active on the equestrian team and competed in every IHSA show offered. When I came home, I decided to look for some local shows (I had done SMHA in the past) to compete in with my Quarter Horse. I was looking for something along the lines of equitation flat classes, for which and in which I had just spent the previous year training and competing. Since I am 19, it was my first year showing as an adult. I was amazed that I couldn't find ANY divisions that had basic equitation classes for adults. Either they were novice (which I didn't qualify for since I had shown when I was a young teenager), youth, walk/trot only, or consisted mostly of jumping.
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