Granted, having horses is more like a lifestyle than a hobby, but how many of you enjoy showing your horses, whether it's taking part in dressage, cutting, racing, endurance, some kind of eventing, or just ~showing~ your horse at a specific type of horse show (e.g., Arabian)?
We have an Arabian mare (my av at the moment) and having my daughter compete in eventing shows is just plain fun. We love working with the horse to get her to listen to voice commands, getting her to respond to barely-noticeable pressure cues, etc. It's the lead-up TO the show that's so fun for us, although my daughter also enjoys having ribbons to display.
What kind of shows do you like to participate in, and what is your favorite part of it?