Showing horses, or hacking as it is otherwise known, is the kind of equestrian sports that is open to everyone and anyone, individually or as a family: all that is needed is the desire to compete and a pretty "Hey! Look at me" horse.
There are over 200 Agricultural Horse Shows in New South Wales, as well as Royal Shows, Horse of the Year Shows and numerous specialty breed shows, so if one is keen there is no shortage of places to compete.
To show a horse it is necessary that:
If this kind of sport interests you the best idea is to attend a horse show and observe the competitors as they strut their stuff in the show ring. If what they are doing appeals to you then the next step is to decide whether or not to purchase a horse. We suggest that you consult a professional at this stage to help you buy and learn to ride your horse.
To help you get started there are Pony Clubs for the under 25's and Adult Riding Clubs for the over 25's, so look out for one in your area.
But beware, once you own your first horse we guarantee that you'll be hooked for life!!!
Renae Fowler, SHNSW Secretary - phone: 0425324995 email:email@example.com post:10 Manikato Place, Kembla Grange NSW 2527