How do you know when you are ready to "move up" from the B circiut to the A circuit
Recently, a question from a young rider asked how one can know whether it is time to "move up" from the B circuit shows to the A circuit shows. Initially, this may seem like a simple question but the factors which influence such a decision can be quite complex and involve the support and cooperation of all the parties involved.
First, any "move up" that a young rider might consider requires the emotional and financial support and consideration of their parents and/or caregivers, the input and guidance of their trainer and a serious level of dedication by the rider.
Second, in many parts of the United States, participating in the A circuit means several hours of traveling to and from shows and the possibility of overnight or weekends stays.
Third, a junior rider requires the support and commitment of their school since most riders on the A circuit are required to miss school to participate in horse shows.
Catch up with me later this week for another update on WEF and some more answers to your questions.
Talk to you then!