I absolutely love all contesting! I only got to go to one show this summer and it was a contesting one. I like the people who go to these shows, they're much more bearable than many other show people! They're there to have fun usually more than win. I love doing speed patterns with my horse because he loves it! When he turns the last barrel home he gets so excited to run he lunges forward! I don't even need spurs or an overunder, I just stay on, steer him and stay out of his way around the turns!