Really I ride English because I grew up in an area where that is all that was offered. Everyone was into showing, dressage, jumping and eventing and I eventually found my niche in eventing. I loved learning about three different aspects of riding, how they are inter-related. Plus I found the people to be very down to earth, supportive and fun.
Now that I live in Texas and am surrounded by western riding, I think it is amazing! I went the the Houston rodeo at the start of the year and loved it, I think barrel racing is definitely my favourite and if I ever get a chance I would love to learn.