Sue, me either!! I used to show a good bit, but I always did multiple kinds of shows at one time, and had fun at all of them, ribbons or not.
The saddest thing was the Paint show where we used to volunteer. Towards the middle of the show, the little girls would start running up to us to check on their high-point status. Not ONE of them needed ANOTHER trophy saddle!! One of my farriers was making about 20 saddle-topped barstools for one of those families!
For the pro's, though, it is hard to get clients if you can't say you won some, I guess.