Erynn Ballard on How To Show Like a Pro
Consummate equestrian professional Erynn Ballard offers advice to competitors on how to look and feel like a champion in the show ring.
By: Jessica Lefroy |
In this Horse Sport article, top show jumper rider and trainer Erynn Ballard offers five important tips on how to look and feel like a champion in the competition arena. Details covered include professional turnout for both you and your horse (“When you walk into the ring, the first thing people notice is how you look”), sparkling and properly-fitted tack and accessories (“My turnout is a part of my brand as a professional: when my horses walk into the ring, everyone should know they are mine”), kindness and a calm demeanor (“Fix your problems at home with patience and good training, not in public with temper and attitude”), correct and effective riding position (“In all aspects of riding, a correct position is your base”), and confidence in the ring (“At some point you have to give it all you’ve got to be a competitor”) are all covered.
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