Warning this is a novel.. So Reggie and I completed our first one day event on Saturday, overall I must say it was amazing! We just did the starter division which was supposed to be 2'-2'3" but the stadium was set way smaller. This was my first event and his first event but literally everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Starting off with the dressage arenas being mislabeled. I went over and was waiting by arena 1 which was outside and I was getting so confused as to why no one had told me I was on deck yet because they weren't behind and my test was supposed to start 3 minutes before. Yep, come to find out I was at the wrong arena because the show crew mislabeled the dressage rings, so I showed up to my dressage ring right as the judge was ringing the bell, just enough time for one circle then we just had to do what we had to do. It couldn't been so much better had he actually gotten to warm up and relax, also I was in a panic myself because I almost missed my test. Needless to say we got a 35.1 and it was the beginner novice test A. The beginning of the test had lower scores and the end had much higher which tells me that if we hadn't been panicking and had time to warm up we easily could've scored at least a few points better. Now fast forward 6 hours to my stadium round, our warm up was horrible to say the least, we were getting eaten alive by bugs and no matter what amount of fly spray I used they still seemed to be attacking him, plus the wind was horrible. We "got over" quite a few practice jumps but not in the most graceful way. When it came time for our stadium round though Reggie was quite a bit better, still didn't jump like he does at home but we cleared everything and had no refusals and came in under time. Then directly after that I had my cross country about 20 minutes after and he was AMAZING. I couldn't have asked for anything more from him for his first cross country run. He went right over everything, no hesitation at the ditch and even the water he just cantered right in like it was nothing . We came in 7 seconds over optimum time but I didn't care, my horse had tried his heart out for me. When it came time to pick up our ribbon, I walked over with my coach to the show office and looked at the scores and found my name and... there was no score for both stadium and cross country and it said I was eliminated in the stadium. I felt like I was gonna cry I had no idea what I did wrong and neither did my coach so we went in to talk to the show officials and the lady I happened to be talking to just so happened to be the judge for the stadium round I did. So at fence 8 I turned the wrong way(I literally almost went straight to fence 10 before I realized I had forgotten a fence so we circled back around and did fence 9 then fence 10. I never heard the elimination bell, neither did anyone else, because they never rang it. In the end we got it sorted out to where they counted it as a refusal, so 4 points which put me in 5th for the day. I will be uploading the video of my stadium round but here's what I need to know, when I circled I hadn't presented him to fence 9 as you'll see in the video, can that still be counted as a refusal? And why would they have thought that was an elimination when you're allowed to circle back and reproach a fence after a refusal? Can somebody find in the rule book where it talks about stadium faults and eliminations? Also please no video critique, I know what I need to work on and this was our very first event.