Why do you love showing?
For me it's probably easier to state what I don't like. That list would be simple. The cost. Other than that, what's not to love?
I have been competing for over 30 years and have always been addicted to it. I love putting into action what I practice daily. I love the excitement I feel the week of a show, taking a showcation from work, using all my pretty show tack, spotless horses, the plan, the strategizing, the camaraderie, seeing my friends, spending ALL day with my horse(s), I could go on and on. In show jumping at the A rated level you do not get to school over the jumps. So when you go into a class your horse is looking at the course and jumps for the first time. Since there is no practicing you come up with a strategy and you ride your plan. Most of all, there is nothing like the thrill of winning.