As the title suggests, I'll be taking Dallas to our first show of the season on June 12th.
I'm really nervous, Dallas has been fantastic every time I ride him and he's looking great, but we haven't shown since last May due to family issues. I know he's as sharp as ever, I'm worried that I'm going to be a bit rusty. It's just a 4H and open show, we won't be doing anything much bigger until July, but it's still a show and I have the preshow jitters. In 2009(last year I did a full year of showing) I was division champion, and high point champion of the show series I was in, so Dallas and I have plenty of show experience(6 years together, I have 12 years myself) but I'm still anxious. I know I need to stay calm for him to do his best, he really feeds off of me so if I'm not confident neither is he.
I'm still working on thinning his mane some more, and soon I'll start clipping him. Saturday will be bathe and braid. Then I have to pack up to be at the show grounds for 7:00am. I'll be showing 4H Hunt Seat Sr, Open English, WTC cross rails, and Hunter Over Fences 2'6". The hight of the jumps should be no problem as Dallas has gone up to 4'3", the two jumping classes are probably the ones I'm least nervous about. Lol
If anyone has any advice or information they'd be willing to share I'd really appreciate it. :)