I've been and watched a couple, I am considering that avenue as an entry point for my youngsters before spending big bucks to go NRCHA or NRHA with them. It seems a good way to get started in the show world. A lot of horses that were obviously still early in their training, many beginner riders & showmen. What I took most note of was how willing folks were to help one another. Worth giving a try I'd say!
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