Thanks for the continuing input. I know some people only show main ring (breed or open), and others only show in other venues, but sometimes I will go "outside the show ring" and see lots of Arabians and 1/2 Arabians that are under saddle here that I have never seen, so part of that is lots of advertising and word of mouth/networking for whatever one does, to get the maxiumum amount of coverage TO SEE if people can or want to come. For example, horses in dressage and jumping that are not shown in breed or open classes, but maybe in their specific disciplines outside of the local area or region, or in multiple/cross over disciplines. I know back in the day, we did halter and showmanship and English Pleasure and trail riding, and then converted over to dressage, and made a lot of friends in 3- day eventing, cuz of the dressage, even though we did not do any jumping, but were just very interested in that and were jump judges. So I think it is being open to new ideas, in tough times for many owners/trainers/horses. Getting more exposure for the horses and riders, but also educating the public about what we have, and getting along with many others, in their disciplines and in their styles of riding, perhaps not what we are familiar with ourselves, but what the audience might find interesting. There are some judges who could be an asset in drawing in more exhibitors; others not so much.
Patience, I would go again to see you ride.
You would be an excellent clinician and teacher for Arabian and non-Arabian interests. English riding has really taken off in Las Vegas over the years, with lots of new/old riders, and new/old horses. Years ago (in the 80s) I started the Equine Carnival and Presentation Showcase, where arena time was "given" to people to ride/halter, show their horse for sale, produce of dam/get of sire, stallion parade, demos, clinics, whatever they wanted to do with their horse/breed/discipline. It was very popular and remains a great idea. You get sponsors, charge minimal fees, have a schedule, a program, announcer, food, invite anyone and everyone, and we are still asked to do it again.