Yep, she can. The competition is pretty steep as you are showing against proffessionals and adults. I'm not sure if there is an age limit (have to check the rule book), but I'm pretty sure she can show in ladies also.
Thanks for the in put. I think she is just going to do 1 driving class and we are going to go for Liberty. I mean the worst that can happen is that she won't be able to catch her mare in time. She is there to have fun. We have talked in depth on the subject and she agrees that it is her first show and it isn't the end of the world if she doesn't get a ribbon. Just go and have fun. I have also been teaching her watch the judges, the ring steward, the other drivers and NO ONE ELSE. Anything beyond what is going on in the ring isn't there. The arena is your bubble and stay in your bubble. She is one that gets nervous in crowds. She won't speak in front of anyone so I want this to build her confidence. I hope she can do this.
"First horse show" is terribly infectious. Can easily be transmitted into a chronic life long condition. FHS quickly becomes SEW - "SHOW EVERY WEEKEND". This can be easily mistaken for WDMMG - or "Where Does My Money Go".
Symptoms of above include obsession to clean horse and tack. Frantic searches for shows, unceasing MOM WE"RE GONNA BE LATE AND I"M GONNA MISS MY CLASS" remarks.
Frequently is accompanied by "NTBMH" - (need to buy more horses), "NTBBT " (need to buy bigger trailer) and Empty Wallet Syndrome.
Benefits - self confidence, friendships, and self esteem!