Horse shows are full of challenges that go far beyond deciphering the hieroglyphics on an entry form. If you’re a competitor, you may also have to deal with a frisky horse, unmitigated chaos in the schooling ring and a class schedule that extends into the next time zone. By the end of the day, you may wonder why you thought riding in a horse show was a fun idea. To help you keep your sanity—and your zest for competing—a couple of your fellow horse show addicts share their enlightening experiences.
**For the full article, pick up the June 2007 issue of HORSE ILLUSTRATED.**