Ah... I was riding Dressage sorts, the judge is Hunter. The classes were listed as "English Equitation" but I did go into a Hunter Under Saddle as well, placing low in all. I rode in a Training level dressage test for a different judge and she told me I was riding correctly, so... Shouldn't be like I was riding badly. It was a local show and was... odd. A girl with an illegal bit and a high-rearing horse kept placing until the last Equitation class when the horse nearly backflipped, at the end of which the judge ordered a bit check and DQ'd her from that class. Looked like I was the only one who didn't know that judge, but no one knew the Dressage judge because she came from a long distance away. Politics were certainly a part of it, but I thought maybe there was some rule that you're supposed to match everyone in the class.