Originally Posted by rexing93
I'm not worried about winning. I'm newer to riding so there isn't a doubt in my mind that I'd...well, I wouldn't place well (or would come in dead last). I'm more so nervous that it'd be my luck that I get a feel for my first spill off a horse in front of a relatively large crowd XD
I can't tell you the number of times I've gone to shows with my barn just to watch, and 4 times out of 5 I find myself going "Darn, I really wish I was riding right now." Usually if I don't find myself feeling that way, it is because I am too focused running around helping the others, thus leaving no time for myself to think about it.
If you feel comfortable with the idea of showing, I'd say go for it. It will be a smaller show, so less of the pressure of large crowds watching you, and it will be somewhere you are familiar with. For someone who is new to showing, especially, this can help with the stress a lot.