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Who all has chosen riding schools over showing?

#224676 Posted on 2020-06-27 10:14:02

I was just curious as to who all chooses to only enter horses into riding schools, over showing. Or who does a mix of both? What helped you make your decision? :)


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#224677 Posted on 2020-06-27 10:19:05

I actually do both- my Miniature Horses are showed and my Shetlands and Chincoteagues are riding schooled. That's because I raise Minis for stats and the others for color, so the higher stat gain in shows is preferable for my Miniatures ♥.


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#224688 Posted on 2020-06-27 10:57:26

I do both also. My school horses are my slow but steady earners, plus it gives me a chance to have breeds and/or colors that I love to look at but don't want to breed myself. My other horses are ones I show to gain stats and often more money than riding school. I do put them in riding school when they are in lower parts of their levels and not capable usually of winning yet.
My decision was a monetary one...to earn as much as possible so that later I can really expand. But I do show also because I think it's an important part of the game to keep players connected and to encourage us to breed the best horses!


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#224691 Posted on 2020-06-27 12:07:11

I do both! Similarly to PaintItBlonde.

When my horses first grade up, they get entered into the riding school. When they're <20 stats from grading up again, they start showing. <20-15 stats gets 5 shows, <15 stats gets 10 shows. I've found this is a consistent way to earn stats and money without shoving my 100some horses into shows and wishing for the best.

So a horse who ends up moving up on the 50 mark will start showing at 30. One that moves up on the 100 mark starts showing at 80.

Recently, this has been mildly problematic cause all my Gypsy Vanners are grading up about the same time and I don't want to shove 12 horses into the same class. Luckily I can make extra N3 shows and put 4 minimum in each to help make sure that the chance of actually receiving stats is higher, even if one has to be sacrificial.


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#224692 Posted on 2020-06-27 13:32:05

I do a combination.  When I'm trying to build stats or my bank account, I go with riding schools because I get more money from them across the board.  Shows work when I have a bunch of horses with low non-specialty stats and good tack.  And shows are easier in some sense, but I feel like riding schools do more to build stats most days.  Right now, I'm just doing riding schools.  It doesn't matter a lot to me, so long as my horses build stats so I can focus on breeding for confo.  Eventually the stats will get there, and so will the conformation, as well.  I do have a few that are too high in NSS, and riding schools benefit them more than the shows do, as they aren't competitive.  The next generation will be better, so long as I keep building specialty-only stats.


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#224695 Posted on 2020-06-27 14:30:57

I only school my sale group on occasion when I have too many of the same discipline competing together, I'd rather my keeper group got the benefits over the group I'm selling. Otherwise it's showing all the way.  


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#224747 Posted on 2020-06-29 12:51:20

Thank you all so much for the feedback! :) 


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#224759 Posted on 2020-06-29 17:34:37

My primary breeding program horses are shown only. I do have horses that I buy because I like them for whatever reason. I dont intend to breed them so I just use riding school. 


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#224877 Posted on 2020-07-03 09:46:05

I do mix of both - I show horses which are relatively close to level up and I send the rest to the riding school. It's a nice way to build up stats. :)


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#224888 Posted on 2020-07-03 14:46:13

I only do riding school, with riding school you can be sure you're gonna gain EVD and stats for the horses, lol.


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#224892 Posted on 2020-07-03 17:23:51

I show almost entirely -- any of my horses that have over 60nss or are a new group of Foundations that I already have many horses in a particular discipline will be in Riding School. :)


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#224896 Posted on 2020-07-03 20:17:37

All Shows all the time! I use the riding school for retired horses since they can no longer show but still are able to hit the schools. I like points, and winnings, and the HOF, but mostly I really like the odds of getting those 10-20 stat nights!

While gaining EXP I used a herd of Rescue horses in the schools to make money while gaining EXP and leveling up my arenas. Now however I find showing a complete herd of varying disciplines and grade levels with adequate nss (anything at foundation levels, around 70-60, or lower) gains all the EXP and money I need. 


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#224897 Posted on 2020-07-03 20:26:51

Thank you all! You all bring up great points! I used to love showing exclusively and my horses seemed to do well, but now it seems like the riding schools are doing better for like 90%+ of them, so I am torn on what to do. It could be that I just have too many competing with each other in the shows, and each can earn their own in the riding schools. May be time to split my herds.


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#224933 Posted on 2020-07-04 19:47:50

Depends on my mood and cash flow for me, 

For cash and major stat upgrades I will school, if I want points etc I will show. Sometimes I will put my higher grades horses ( above national 1 and up) into shows and will riding school the rest. 


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#225235 Posted on 2020-07-14 13:28:59

I always used to show mine, but I've been away for a few years and all their tack has mysteriously vanished during my absence, it's going to cost a fortune to replace it all and I can't be bothered anymore.

Riding school for my ponies now.


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