I owned horses for 31 years, and showed them for 28. I did all around (means rode in EVERY class I could) at the shows. I showed Pinto as a youth, in Pinto Pony classes.
Now I'm a vendor at Breed shows here in Central California, selling my custom show clothing line.
I still get my horse show fix, which is great!
I'm contemplating becoming a sponsor here, if there are enough western horse show riders.