I always trailer in to shows the day before and have stalls, but the ocasional show I do trailer in to the day of I usually try and get there an hour and a half before I need to be walking into the ring.
I aim to be on the show ground an hour before my ring starts.
This means that on the 11th of June when I am going to Derbyshire festival the ring starts at 8am, I am the 4th class in. I wil be on the show field for 7am, It is a 2 hr drive so I will aim to leave at 4.45am (so in reality will actualy leave at 5am). I will plait up on the morning of the show so I will be awake at 3.30am to plait up and bandage up (I can plait up in 20 mins when I am on form but always leave extra time just in case and at 3.30am I wil not be on best form)