What it takes to be a Competitive Equestrian

Riding demonstrates a unique harmony between horse and rider that cannot be compared with any other sport. Both men and woman can compete alongside each other which is a rare occurrence in the sporting world. It takes many years of discipline and hard work to achieve a status of competitive equestrian in this tough sport.

Being able to ride well opens up a whole new world and allows you to enjoy a competitive sport like no other. Whether you want to master the rodeo, jumping or show riding, you will need to be dedicated and committed. Rodeo riding is considered to be intense, and a sport that is high impact and stressful.


Show riding is less impact but requires concentration and discipline from both horse and rider. You will need to find a horse that you bond with, and can trust at every stage. The condition of the horse will also play a large part in how successful you are as a team. You will need to take pride in both yours and your horse’s appearance.

You will need to understand what is required of you to become a competitive equestrian, and riding every day is essential. Working with horses and riding produces long days, which are spent working with and getting to know your horse. Regardless of the style of riding that you are interested in, it will take effort, and hard work to become the best.part in how successful you are as a team. You will need to take pride in both yours and your horse’s appearance.