Originally Posted by farmpony84
This is my first year showing qh... I did some halter and showmanship last year but this next show, over the 4th of July will be the first time I RIDE in a qh show. I did an open class at state fair (it was just me and one other lady, I got 2nd)... anyway, I was online just goofing off and saw an ad for a horse for sale and it had a website so I went to the website and the girl started showing qh in 1993 and she was still a Novice Amateur rider. I think you have to move out once you have like 25pts and you become an amatuer... so my question is, is it THAT super hard to place? That's scary for me because I don't mind NOT placing, but I want to be sure that I'm "good enough" to be out there, don't have to ribbon, just don't want people saying, what is she doing out there??? Scared now!!!
I've shown AQHA on and off for 13 years and I am still technically a novice...
The problem...couldn't afford to go to more than 1 or 2 AQHA shows a year...to expensive with no prizes offered
I always racked up several points at the shows I went to...but AQHA just doesn't offer any incentives for non-futurity horses to make it worth my while.
I've since quit AQHA all together about 3 years ago because the fees were just getting more and more outrageous.
Im sure since you are under the guidance of a trainer...once you get over your first show nerves...you will do great. Just remember to eat and drink...nerves can make you starve yourself...which makes you even more irritable and nervous. And if you campaign enough you will probably point out easily.