I only pleasure ride both English in the ring and western on trail. I don't know anything about showing.
A few people on Facebook have shown pictures of shows and they've won 5 or 6 blue ribbons in one day, sometimes more. This is for hunter/jumper, barrel racing and western pleasure.
I always assumed that blue ribbon meant they came in first and they were the only person to get the blue. Kind of like the gold medal in the Olympics.
Is that correct? So when these people post a photo with 5 ribbons, were they the only person to win a blue ribbon in that part of the show 5 different times? Or can more than one rider get a blue if they rank high enough in the same category?
I hope this makes sense. Like I said I know nothing about shows. I'm embarrassed to ask.