So I got a new mare last month, she is 11 almost 12 and has been off the track for at least 6 years. She was previously shown in dressage with high 60's low 70's. I will not be showing her in dressage (at least not soon) but wanted to see how she does at a small local show for myself. Because the last time I rode her she took off on me (racing style-couldn't get her to stop) I'm kind of nervous about showing now.
Here's what I'm concerned about-
The announcer, and riding alongside other horses. I do not want her to take off like she was at a race.
I'm thinking about a. Just bringing her and see how she does (not enetering any classes) and b. A in-hand class such as sport horse in hand.