So just be happy with your horse and don't care what other people think. That's the way I am- the horse only has to please me, because it's my horse. If other people think it's too slow, too short, not the right breed, who cares. I'm not buying a horse to please them, I'm buying a horse to please me!
And if your horse kicks butt at the shows, you can feel extra good about it!
I used to own two Arabian trail horses. They were my first and second horses. I loved them and rode everyday, everywhere around our boarding stable. I was a teenager at the time and I used to get my feelings hurt because some people were always talking bad about Arabians, that they were crazy and such. I actually used to cry about it! And then I thought, you know what? I ride my horses everywhere and enjoy doing it. The people who talk bad about Arabians don't even ride their horses regularly. They NEED a docile horse because either they can't ride well or don't care to keep their horses exercised. So why should I get my feels hurt when me and my horses are doing great and enjoying each other?
Now I have a Mustang, and a lot of people think he walks too slow, but you know what, he's the perfect horse for me! I came to the conclusion that I would ditch my riding buddies before I would ditch my horse. He's the best horse I have ever owned.