I am quite excited as I will be taking part in 2 local shows on the weekend of april 11th and april 18th at 2 local schools. Although I am taking part in some baby classes, I feel that it is nonetheless a good start. However, as well as being nervous, I am quite inexperienced. I am going to be doing a Preliminary-EFA Test no 1D (ungraded, unaffiliated) 20x40 m dressage test on April 18th as well as another Test no 1C on April 11th. I am being given a sheet of the test and some arena figures. I decided to draw out the 2 tests... the only problem seems to be "how to go about in memorizing" the test. Of course, I'd imagine practice makes perfect but when you are at the test for the 1st time being all nervous, I find it pretty hard to remember all the 10 moves. Any tip? Finally, let's say if you were to do 2 tests back to back, one at 10 am and another at 11 am for dressage, it would be pretty tough to remember 2 tests so is it true that one shouldn't do 2 tests in one single day? Finally, I am also taking part in a jumping class for JUMPS not to exceed 70cm in the frist round (2rounds). Some recommend me to simply take part in the Beginners Jumping class for jumps not to exceed 50 cm in the first round (NON-immediate jump off). Would anyone give me some tips? I have been doing simple courses and jumps around 60 cm. I have no idea what NON-immediate jump off mean but I have never competed in showjumping. In classes, the coach usually sets up a course of 6-8 fences and tell us the course... she would tell us to trot and get back on the right lead and all that but when it comes to a show, I wonder how I should approach the course. Finally, I asked one friend of mine whether or not I should walk the course and count strides (related distances) but he said unless I'd be jumping close to 1m, I shouldn't worry too much about that as a beginner. Plus, my coach hadn't really explained too much on strides yet so any input? I am quite nervous as well as excited and have to start getting my white jodphurs and ties together as well.