Sorry about your judge but that's showing. We're also in at Lincoln on Thursday - very early class for us though (4am leave!).
That Area 17 show is a good idea in principle - just for younger children -but instead of having lots of proper Tiny Tots, LRs, First Type, FRs, 122s, 128s, Young Riders etc it is more of a fun show which is disappointing for a BSPS area. However I guess it will be great for children in that area who are new to showing and it will mean no horses in the warm-ups arenas!
Well done! We didn't have a great day the judge was not a fan of my pony but never mind! We are at Lincoln on the Thursday a late one for us as I think we are in the ring after 12 - although Cheshire is an 8.30 start and its almost a 4 hour drive!