I don't see much antagonism between English and Western, but I surely do see it between the "haves" and the "have-nots."
Those that don't dress just right, or have matching tack, or attend the right shows, or right endurance rides, or can't get out as often as others because of life's responsibilities vs. those that are dressed to the nines, whether flashy or neat for the show, or the latest weather gear on the trials, those with the latest saddle pad, the newer trailers, the nicest dressing rooms, etc. etc. That is what I see around here. Its the ones that invest tons of money vs. the ones that don't. Same as every other social clique. Ick.