Springtime sunshine shone down on the nearly 500 competitors at the Twin Rivers CCI and Horse Trials that took place last weekend in Paso Robles, California. Four days were packed full with everything from FEI divisions for the two-, three-, and four-star level to Future and Young Event Horse classes and Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials. Take a peek through the USEA’s lens!
Interested in finding out how things shook out in the FEI divisions? Click here to read all the USEA’s coverage of the competition!
Start teaching your horse to jump by working over cavallettis first at the walk and then by trotting over them slowly. Then school him over a variety of small fences at the trot. Schooling over low fences will build the horse's confidence. Then do the same thing at a slow canter. Remember, never force your horse over high fences as he will lose his confidence.
The St. Johns Horse Trials takes place at the St. Johns Equestrian Center in Saint Johns, Arizona (Area X) in April of each year, offering Pre-Comp through Preliminary/Training levels in addition to a derby class meant as an introduction to the sport for new horses and riders.
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