Originally Posted by DancingArabian
What do you think you can do to handle it? All you can do is enter or not enter. You can't confront the judge over it.
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Exactly this. There's nothing you can do about it besides show or not.
I had the opposite be true when I was showing dressage on my QH at age 16 or so. There was this little Arabian gelding that was pretty cute, but not overly talented and their ride was maybe decent at best. I placed second or third, that horse got first. Second ride, I thought I nailed it! I was very proud of my ride. Watched the Arab go... and they didn't nail it. Results come back, the other girl got first and I got second. I was a little disappointed, but such is life. My trainer and I were proud of my riding and how my horse performed, so it was a success for me.
Breed bias towards the Arabian or against my QH? Maybe, or maybe the judge saw something special in that ride, or something wrong with mine. I'm sure everyone on here that has ever showed can post similar stories, and we either continue or we don't.