Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
If you have different equipment or clothing for the show than what you use or wear every day, wear it for a couple of practice sessions before you go to the show so both you and your horse get comfortable with it.
Other than that, I always try to relax and enjoy the experience. Don't expect to win ribbons, but just try to have the best ride you and your pony are capable of. If that wins you a ribbon, fantastic. If it doesn't, continue to work and try to improve in your next show.