I've been riding all my life, competed to County level showing, now I'm focusing more on Dressage and Cross-country.
How do I gain confidence in my ridden classes? At local shows
Practice, practice, practice! Get used to the environment first, if you think everyone is judging you, chances are they're not. Just go for it! Have fun, smile and always thank your horse at the end no matter how bad you think it went.