Originally Posted by White Foot
Well if it's a 4-h class you won't be jumping things extraordinarily high, probably poles... I would take lessons until your 4-H class? Or show?
Erm, 4-H does have some fairly challenging jumping classes, hunters, jumpers, and EQ, even at the local level. If the OP is entered in a 4-H Hunter Hack class, I wouldn't be overly concerned as long they have a decent seat. There are only 2 fences and they are probably under 2 feet. If the OP is entered in Working Hunters, or any other "course class", I'd be more concerned considering the potentially increased height of the obstacles, the issue of counting and managing strides, etc.