I am about to do my first show in the end of June - it's an Up and Over, although I really don't know what that means. I have schooled at one show before but that's the end of my horse show experience. I will be doing the hunter/jumper (2'6") on a (thoroughbred) school horse, and I am not at all worried about the horse.
I just need some standard advice on what to do, what not to do, what to expect, how things work, and what to bring. basically a simple show 101 type thing
I have the general basics down: clothes, helmet, show/saddle pads, grooming supplies, saddle, bridle, food! etc.. Is there anything that is useful to have that I probably wouldn't think to bring?
Also, I have discovered how much schooling rings freak me out..I'm not used to being surrounded by so many people in a tiny ring..any advice? The horse I will be riding is fine with the school ring, she's an angel, and acts no different than she does at home
I've only been riding for 2 years now, and I'm still not very knowledgeable about the show side of riding...at all haha