I love the dressage at the Beginner and Intermediate levels - once you get into the Advanced and Veteran, the tests get too long, and are kind of tedious. My favorite part is the show jumping. I'm very good at Cross Country, but I haven't been able to beat the game on Veteran, because I always fall off on Cross Country! LOL! Still, this is my favorite horse game ever - I love how it feels like the Rolex. :) My second favorite is Championship Season. Both great games - I would really love to see them do an updated version (perhaps better graphics?) without losing the good base of both those games.
I personally hate it when horse games have a "background story" - with a stupid mystery, and characters. I feel that it should just be "riding" horses, and caring for the horses.
Ha ha, this made me want to whip out a game and install it on my new computer so that I can play it!