Having slight rage tonight. I went to watch a local showing show today and was completely gobsmacked at the number of serious showing folk who were competing. for example there was a novice ridden class ( walk/trot only ) which was won by a child that then asked to leave the ring proceeded to canter to the working hunter ring and jump 70 cm very competently. why do people feel the need to get rosettes in classes that are for new combinations or beginners. Showing at this level is a farce.