For your first show your only looking for a place to set your bar to improve off of. I usually tell people as long as I don't hit the ground I've had a good show ha!
I am always nervous as heck on the night before, the drive over, and saddling up my horse but once im on her I feel completely at ease. We can only do what weve trained for so that's what we strive for. Some days we hit the mark, other days we miss a little but at the end of the day we sent the whole day doing what we love. Its much better than the alternative!!
Plus when your like me and go against the grain using a tb in stock shows its always fun to beat the pants off QHs and Paints and then shock them when they find out what she is xD