Academy/Tournaments with Zubrod Stables
Zubrod Stables belongs to the Winter Tournament Association, which holds informal competitions from October to April each year (the off-season from regular shows). Tournaments are available for all riders to participate in - show or academy - and give our students a chance to practice what they have been working on over the winter. Tournaments are a great way for inexperienced riders to compete for the first time. They are less formal than academy and offer a wide variety of classes. Riders compete in black Kentucky Jodphurs and a Zubrod Stables fleece vest (which are purchased from us each fall).
The Zubrod Stables academy program is the best way to introduce a rider to the show ring. It allows a rider to become familiar with many different environments and teaches our students many life lessons, about being a good sport and working hard to achieve their goals.
We attend approximately five academy shows each year from May to September. In Academy competitions riders wear dark, solid colored Jodphur pants, a button-up oxford shirt, vest and tie. Helmets may be required at some shows. Most riders compete in tournaments for one season before moving on to Academy.