It's been too long since I've posted. I hope all is well with everyone.
I have my first dressage show in 3 weeks and I'm super excited. I'm doing a walk only test and a Intro test at the trot.
I bought my show attire from a local tack shop that was going out of business. I got a Tailored Sportsman (TS) coat and 2 TS breeches, show shirt (which I had embroidered with my initials), gloves, Ariat belt, Charles Owen helmet...the great thing is that everything was priced within my original budget because I surely wouldn't have spent retail for the higher end brands.
So I'll at least look the part LOL but I'm unsure about what to expect in general. Are there any faux pas I should be mindful of? General show etiquette? Will people look at me crazy because I'm all excited and smiling like I belong in a Colgate commercial? How did you mentally prepare for your first show?
I'll be sure to post pictures and video after the show.