I do & I don't. I like it because it taught me how to manage stress, it's fun to spend the day showing with my friends, it's exhilarating, it's a great way to measure my progress, etc. On the other hand, show culture isn't really my thing. Where I live, it's extremely catty, petty, and cutthroat. I ride & compete because I enjoy it, but I called it quits when the threats started.
I do but unfortunately I do not compete as much as I would like to! I agree with Amy, it's a lot of stress for me but as I got along the competitions, I noticed I can better handle my stress than better!
I do!! I compete since I started riding. It is a way to give the best of yourself, to go over your fears, to outdo yourself, to learn how to handle your stress and to measure yourself to the other riders.