Competing and riding in lessons or on your own horse are totally different. You can be a very good experienced rider and still not win a first place at a show. But that's not to say you won't win one! It's all about what happens on the day, hopefully luck will be on your side!
''Even though your trust is broken in two
I promise I'll do whetever I can do to keep you''
I've been riding for over 30 years and I have never won a first at a show. Riding is all about having fun for me and winning stuff would just be an added bonus. There are also a lot of very talented riders out there so you have to be the best of the best to win and that is a difficult thing.
Forget about getting a first to start with and just go to shows for the fun and experiences you can have, then when you do win a rossette its just extra special because you didn't go expecting to get one!