Oh Vair Oh-ive had it both ways. Some judges like having the one with more solid color and some thought that "more white" meant more classical paint... It was soooo frustrating showing my friends gelding. He had similar markings to this filly and half the time they hated the white the other half they loved it....i was so tempted to just get a can of spray paint and paint him black haha!
I too, have this problem, but in the WP world. Some judges are old-school "peanut rolling troper lovers" and some judges are trying to make a difference and pin the "happy forward movers". I believe in one show with 4 judges I got 2 6th places (out of 6 horses) and 2 1st places (from the happy forward people). XD
Ooooh the woes of showing. I remember those days...my mare was never a slow peanut roller so I was really glad when the judges in nm started looking for the more forward ranch types haha. And then I quit showing.... but I remember with that gelding... id get pulled off to the side and theyd either complement the hrose on the bright white that caught their eye or they would say that because of his flashy white they saw his mistakes because he was so obvious...its a love hate kinda deal haha