|A basic but competitive entry owned by Teresa Buzzell|
|Dun Up Purdy was built to be a Western Pleasure horse|
|Dun Up Purdy, Reserve Overall Champion Performance at Battle of Breeds, 2018|
Shown in a tack set made by Margaret Teller in 2003
|The best kind of research|
|Not a beginner's show plan|
|The notes don't actually have to go on your photos...|
|That time I tacked up fourteen horses the night before the show|
|Allie Davidson sort of mentoring Hilary Schwafel at the Jennifer Show, 2016|
|Tiffany Purdy taking one last look at her costume entry at BreyerFest Live, 2017|
If there's time after the class, ask the judge what you can do to improve your entry. Take any advice with grace, even if you don't agree with it.
Of course, you should also take lots of photos, both of your entries and also the winners. These will be valuable reference material going forward, plus they're fun to share on social media.
That leads me to my last - and perhaps most important - piece of advice for new performance showers: Have fun. At its most basic level, performance showing is playing ponies with your friends. Enjoy the playtime!
|Judge, Renae Grinlaubs Keller handing out ribbons and explaining her placings to the performance showers at the Little Tree Youth Show, 2018|
|Lu Heater photographing one of her many amazing entries at Rocky Mountain Spring Fling, 2018|
|Erin Corbett, Jennifer Buxton, Tiffany Purdy and Janna Shepherd having fun at A Midwinter Night's Ball, 2018|