I always knew my girlfriend was into riding, but it wasn't until we moved near Wellington, FL that I was unknowingly pulled into the vortex of the A-circuit hunter/jumper equestrian world. By the end of the Winter Equestrian Festival there, she had quit her job to visit horse shows all over the east coast and blog about them. I made the decision to go along and logged over 20 weeks at horse shows in 6 states, observing everything from FEI 5* Grand Prix events to Cleveland Bay classes. I realized eventually to justify it all, especially Pony Finals, I would need to write about my trip. This is an account of the places, horse shows, and the people I observed and experienced. It is written for those who want to know more about the sport, as well as for seasoned riders to read and give to friends and loved ones who think that they race horses.