^^^^ I second this!! The beginner novice tests are pretty simple so as long as you've done your homework you should be fine. They want to see a forward straight horse that flows through the test. If you have a bobble just keep thinking forward to the next movement and try not to dwell on it. I'm sure you guys will be fab!!
We did our first BN last weekend, after having done a few at Elementary/Intro level. It felt like a big step up, and for the first time in years I actually felt nervous about showing! But we got around, with a (very high, 3 digit) number and not the Big E, so I was very proud. By the end of XC we were feeling good!
Make your goal to have fun and get around the first time out, and it will be great
Thanks everyone. It's nice to have so much support. Yep fun is the name of the game. I figure how we do doesn't really matter that much because it's our first time and we have only actually practiced in the dressage arena twice. Though trainer thought we did OK. Of course lots of room for improvement but we are just starting out. Maybe will get in one more time (dressage and xc) before the show but not sure. I'm just excited!!! Planning for a long trail ride day before the show as that always seems to work well for her (and me).