For the past several months I've been preparing for yesterday. Practicing moves, transitions, and focusing on having fun. Dressage has many elements as well as riding a horse. You have the horse who is new at being off the farm and doesn't see any of her familiar horses, you have the test you have to learn with individual moves and transitions you are being judged on, plus the most important, breathing and focused on relaxing (horses can feel everything). I would say it was a successful day.
1. Shiloh got use to the new surroundings
2. I had a great time
3. We placed in each class, 1st, 2nd and 3rd!