Showing with H&G ~
Showing with H&G
We offer many opportunities for riders to compete and succeed, whether at our own H&G Show Series, day shows
in Montgomery and Newnan or away shows in Georgia. See
Horse Shows for a list of our upcoming horse shows.
H&G Horse Show Series
||Our show season lasts from March until November. Points are cumulative and year-end awards are given to top riders.
To be eligible for Year Award you must become an H&G Member. See our
Horse Shows page for a list of our upcoming show dates.
H&G Horse Shows are professionally managed while offering a relaxed atmosphere for participants. H&G Show are ideal
for all levels of competitors and a great opportunity for family and friends to cheer you on. Please always verify
by phone a show date.
Horse Showing 101
Congratulations! You're going to a horse show! The challenge of testing the horsemanship skills you have learned
against the skills of other competitors can be very rewarding. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
The First Step
Watch the bulletin board in the upper barn for a listing of upcoming horse shows. Talk to your
instructor about your desire to participate. Choose a show to fit your family's schedule and budget. Attending a
show, even at H&G, is a big commitment. Add your name to the list of the show you wish to attend and request a show
packet from your trainer. This will give you all the details you need!
The Second Step
Talk to your instructor about which horse would be a good fit for your showing needs. If
you desire to show at H&G, you may select two of your favorite mounts and we will do our best to assign you one of
your choices. Students who half-lease are guaranteed to ride their own horses. We will have you lesson on your
show horse the week prior to the competition.
The Third Step
Talk to your instructor about the proper attire to wear to the competition. You will be responsible
for looking your very best as you enter the show arena. You also will be responsible for the care and grooming of
The Fourth Step
The day before the show, you will "school" your horse with your coach. Your coach may or may not
be your regular instructor. This is a chance to practice your learned skills and get comfortable with what the
competition will be like.
The Fifth Step
The day of the show, you will have your horse bathed and clipped, your tack cleaned and
conditioned, and yourself dressed and ready at the designated time. Remember to be patient. Horse shows often
require you to wait many hours before it is your turn to compete. Your coach may be busy helping many other
students, so sit back and enjoy watching the competition before and after you compete. You will learn a lot!
The Big Step
Understanding the costs involved in showing is a large part of your commitment. Please talk with
your instructor about all fees for the big day.
The Next Step - Invite your entire family to share this experience with you! Competing is a wonderful confidence
builder and it is fun to have people who love you cheer you on! Mark your calendar. We will see you at the
If you are interested in taking the next step in Horse Showing please schedule a time to talk to your trainer about your
horse show future.