Originally Posted by Kayty
I've been hit intentionally with a competitors whip previously
WOW is all I going to say! That sounds really nasty. I haven't been to many shows but I have to admit people were very nice at every single one I went to (including big MD-wide one). Also people were quite considerate in warm-up ring when it came to space and practicing path (this includes very big eventing event I helped at, the warm up was right next to us).
P.S. Although I have to say my mare wouldn't let someone to get close enough to get me with the whip...