What is English 'Performance' riding?
I'm just starting to ride again after about 10 yrs and am finding that a lot of the things have changed. I was asking the lady I ride with about the shows she's been going to and about her trainer. She said that her trainer's speciality is 'Performance' and that many people in my area were showing in 'Performance' classes.
I have never heard of this discipline before. My friend described it as an equitation class that was kind of like 'wranglish'. This sounded very odd to me. I grew up riding in VA but currently live in SC where Western is the more prominent style.
What is this 'Performance'? Is this a new trend in English riding or is this a regional thing?