I'm thinking about attending my very first horse show, it's on 9/16 so I have a little while to prepare. I've been riding since I was 12(I'm now 26) and I've never shown so I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. I've never been the type of person who likes attention. This is the class list and below I'll list the number to the class I have a question about.
1. Jr. Grooming & Showmanship
2. Sr. Grooming & Showmanship
3. Pee-Wee Grooming & Showmanship
4. Bare-back Horsemanship
5. Lead Line (8 & under)
6. Sr. Western Pleasure
7. Sr. Western Equitation
8. Jr. Western Pleasure
9. Jr. Western Equitation
10. Pee-Wee Pleasure W/T/J
11. Pee-Wee Equitation W/T/J
12. Open Western W/J ***
13. Break your gait and out (Eng & West)
14. Sr. English Pleasure
15. Sr. Hunt Seat Equitation
16. Jr. English Pleasure
17. Jr. Hunt Seat Equitation
18. Open English W/T ***
19. Jr. Hunter Hack-cross rails (18)
20. Sr. Hunter Hack over fence (2)
21. Open Trail (Jr/Sr Eng/West)
22. Jr. Montana Keyhole
23. Sr. Montana Keyhole
24. Jr. Pole Bending
25. Sr. Pole Bending
26. Barrel Dash
27. Bleeding Heart
28. Jr. Cloverleaf Barrels
29. Sr. Cloverleaf Barrels
#2 is that just shown in hand? how well you horse is groomed and braided and such?
#4, I have a son who will be 5 and is starting to show interest in riding. What exactly happens in a lead line class? Would he have to trot or just walk? Does he have to have a lead line saddle?
#13 I have no idea what this class entails. lol
#14,15,18 What are the differences between these classes?
#21 What do they ask for in a trail class?
#26 this is barrel racing with only one barrel instead of 3 correct?
#27, I'm assuming this is a speed event of some sort?
Ok sorry for all the questions. One last one. I would be taking the one lesson horse, but the past few months it's become nearly impossible to get her to pick up her left canter lead. What classes(if any) ask for a canter and should I not enter the class since chances are we will be on the wrong lead and I doubt I'll be able to get her to change it. I'm assuming I would be judged poorly for that