Originally Posted by hunterequlover781
You never know with judges. I have been asked to do stuff that you would never even imagine a judge would ask of you in a hack class. You should just be ready for anything. Your first show may be a bit overwhelming and stressful, but try to have fun and do the best you can. Packing is important.- Don't forget anything you will need. I would suggest making a checklist because sometimes things can get so crazy and the last thing you want to do it forget something important. If your planning on jumping, make sure to warm up over all the fences and know your courses. If you are doing any equ. Classes, make sure that if they have a patern posted that you know the patern. This is where they may throw in some crazy stuff, like sitting trot, hand gallop, lead changes, I have been asked about equipment and horse body parts, posting and sitting w/o stirrups trot and canter w/o stirups, troting on the buckle, etc. Don't worry too much though. It's hard to be totally prepared for your first show and to know what to expect, but the most important thing is to relax and enjoy it.