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Academy Team

As you progress in your riding skills you may want to start competing at local saddlebred shows. The Academy Team division was developed just for that purpose. In this division, riders new to the discipline may compete in classes that are divided by age and skill categories. By the time you move on and acquire your own horse, you will be well versed in the requirements for junior or adult classes.


There is no need to own a horse to compete in the Academy Team division. Longview Stables has horses that can be leased. If you would like detailed information on horse shows or cost estimates for participating, please contact us.

Saddleseat show attire is very specific, but generally a unisex approach. In Academy Team classes, where the rider is using one of the Longview Stables horses, the below are items and apparel you will need prior to the show date.

Show Rider Confidence Camp​ 2021

Exude confidence through your form and expression. For questions or to book your session email Kayla.

Date: March 20 - 21, 2021

Time: 9am - 4pm

Session fee: $200

In-State Show Schedule​ 2021

Colorado Classic

April 23 - 25, 2021

Denver Event Center

Almost Summer

June 4 - 6, 2021

Estes Park Fairgrounds

Denver Queen City

August 5 - 7, 2021

Denver Event Center

Academy Team Class Attire Requirements
  • Helmet

  • Vest and Shirt

  • Tiebar (attaches the lapels of the shirt underneath the tie knot)

  • Number Magnets (jeweled magnets to attach competition number to vest, safety pins work, but are not as fancy)

  • Jodphurs (Jods) (equestrian slacks/pants for show riders that include a strap to ensure they stay extended to the end of the paddock boots while riding and typically have a flare at the bottom)

  • Paddock Boots

  • Hairspray, Hairnet, Hairpins, etc. hair is typically pulled into a low bun, supported by a hairnet and hairpins, (plenty of parents to help with supplies if needed)

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