Thanks again to everyone for sharing their pointers before my first show. It was a local dressage schooling show and it was an awesome learning experience.
I did the walk-only and Intro A test. After the test, I didn't want to see my scorecard. It's an odd ritual I have with any test results. I prefer to enjoy my entire day, eat dinner (I usually forget to eat when I'm upset), and then check scores before bed (I like to "sleep it off" when I'm upset).
Anyway, I was shocked when I got my scorecard (66.563%) and a 4th place ribbon was attached (out of 7 riders). I didn't care about the color of the ribbon or the actual placing, I was excited that I got something! LOL. I called my entire family including some in Jamaica to spread the word. :)
Disclaimer: I'm a relatively new adult rider. I've been riding for less than 2 years (only 1 year doing dressage/English), and I only take lessons once a week.