When riders have been taking lessons regularly, they may develop an interest in entry-level competitions. These competitions are called Academy shows. Academy riders typically ride stable owned horses and do not own their own horse yet. Academy shows are a great opportunity for riders to learn how to compete at shows and see if showing horses is right for them.
Academy shows offer classes for riders at all skill levels and typically include the following:
Lead-line (Rider competes with a handler walking along side rider)