If you got it tacked back on for $50 at a RATED show, you got a sweet deal! I had to pay $80 for one to be tacked on at one of our larger NON-rateds last year!
But in response to the OP. Unfortunately, stuff happens...I do feel your pain!
But as others have said, it was a shoe and not an injury. It's expensive but I guess that that's the only way the show can get a blacksmith to stay. Think of what he's giving up as far as shoeing work for those days...
Many years ago we went to a local (as in location) horse show, it was a two day show. Daughter schooled early in a warmup class, was going to be a great day, waited 5 hours till strted warming up for class, and guess what, horse pulled a shoe, not just pulled, it was twisted like a pretzel! No farrier on property (which is normal for what was supposed to be a small show). Could not even get one to come, long story short, I would have rather paid 50 or 90 for a shoe, then have to scratch the entire day!
LOL...good luck.Not to change the subject,but,I never really understood this idea of showing no matter how hot it is.I personally would not be working my horse in this heat wave... it's just a freakin' ribbon...maybe