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Campaign: Horse Showing

schedule shows with exhibitor in mind

We would like to show both at the silver dollar and the Arizona sun circuit but they obviously do not keep the exhibitors in mind when scheduling. My daughter is a youth how will she show both shows? We are from Oregon so were they thinking exhibitors would go home in between?? She shows in Vegas feb 24-27 , and then March 8 -12 in arizona. Do they not think of the exhibitors? You would think if they would like larger ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

For the good of the horse

Wouldn't it be great if AQHA subsidized classes that are aimed at teaching people how to provide additional care in the way of massage therapy, first aid, improved mental well being, etc. to their equine athlete? I think all of our horses would thank us for having this additional knowledge and would help keep our quarter horses happy and sound. Currently, a massage therapy course is around $700.00. This service could ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Support and promote state and regional associations

It would be great if AQHA could add a web page with all of the state and regional quarter horse associations information including the various association websites. This would really help the volunteer run associations their information out. Also, what about once a year having a page or two of photos from state/regional association award banquets showing off what kinds of prizes are given out. This would also encourage ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

AQHA journal -- provide lifetime award definitions/details

Suggestion -- It would be nice if The Journal provided the details on what it takes to earn the various lifetime awards, such as performance champion versus AQHA champion, etc. (example AQHA Open Champion - min of 15 halter points, # number of performance points in 2 categories or whatever it is, as I can't ever remember). I love seeing what different horses and riders have earned each month, but find that I have to ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Recognizing the Quarter Horse in Endurance

While AQHA has a riding program recognizing hourly accomplishments, there is no program for horses in distance competitions. Many Quarter Horses are successfully competing in Competitive Trail, Limited Distance, and Endurance races. These horses are excellent representatives of what other talents the Quarter Horse possesses. There are a number of other breed organizations that acknowledge mileage achievements and I would ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

Change Scholarship amounts to help more students

Saw this and went WHAT! By Edited Press Release Nov 22, 2016 Topics: Horse Industry News Print Email Favorite Share Newsletters Alaina Kringen, a fourth-year veterinary student at Iowa State University, will receive the $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. Here is the link to the site showing the different scholarships https://www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-application/ ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Level 1 Winners invited to show Level 2 at the World Show

I'd like to see class winners at the Level 1 Championship receive an automatic invite to the Level 2 championships at the World Show. (Rookie being the exception.) No need to qualify. Just an automatic invite if you win your class. I think this would be a nice perk and maybe entice more people to show at the Level 1 Championships.

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Promote AQHA Shows to the general public

Most members of the general public don't know about AQHA shows, and i think AQHA should do press releases to local television stations inviting the general public to come have a fun day at an AQHA show: watching us show, asking questions, pet horses, and possibly have a free lunch on aqha. Seems like many organizations do this and that might help generate interest in AQHA showing and in horses in general.

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Campaign: Horse Showing

World Show Schedules

I would like to see the Schedule changed each year at the World Shows, it would be nice if your speed events (example) are last one year, next year they could be first or middle just so the same classes aren't always the same days every year, it's hard to always have to get days off midweek, or then you always show wknds when motel rates are higher, I realize this might not be a big issue for a lot of people but on the ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

All Around Awards

ALL classes should count for Select All Around !!! If not offered as a Select separate class, at least count our entry into the Amatuer class. I think We are very limited on what classes we can choose from, it's not going to add any more "time" to the shows if you would just please count all of our classes we enter.

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

placing no breeding rights on a horse

I believe there should be an option to place no breeding rights on a horse especially a mare due to genetic defects or other issues and securing the fact they won't reproduce under new ownership. Especially those with PSSM and other life altering issues

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Achievement Awards

The AQHA should create an achievement award for a horse/rider combination that have earned 100 or more points in a single performance discipline. Other than year end awards, there is no incentive for horse/rider combinations to show in one discipline to keep showing after they earned a Superior (Event) Horse award.

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Campaign: Horse Showing

World show qualifying

Please add the link to find out how many points one currently on a particular horse has for qualifying for an upcoming world show, on the world show information page (that already has a link to the list of # of points). I'm not sure where that link is anymore on the new website. Its not on 'shows' or 'records'.

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Novice Performance Points should count for Performance Halter

When qualifying for the World Championship in Performance Halter Classes it is just as hard for novices to acquire 10 points as it is for any rider. Some horses are strictly shown by novices, if they are good enough to gain under saddle points in those classes, isn't it proof enough the horse is a performance horse??

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Make score sheets meaningful for exhibitors

The check +/- system for scoring horsemanship, showmanship and equitation is not really very useful for judges or exhibitors, as it doesn't correlate to a score like trail or western riding. You can get similar marks from two different judges and have scores that vary from 73 to 93. One judge recently was telling me how difficult it was for them to use the system and to "not bother looking at the score sheets" as they ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

New web design for show results needs help

The redesign of the web for finding show results is incredibly labor intensive and take a lot more time to find show results. Please find a way to make it so you don't have to click 10+ things to find a single show. (Year, then country, then state, then city, then show, then amateur, etc...)

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Appendix Advancement

I think there should be some changes to the appendix advancement rules. I have a good stallion by Zips Chocolate Chip out of a Skys Blue Boy daughter. The mare was appendix and died before I could get her ROM and advance her. The stallion was injured as a yearling and can't show but is producing very well. He'll never have the opportunity for advancement and I am missing out on being able to breed to good appendix ...more »

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Campaign: Story Ideas

Nutrition is the key

I would like to see more articles about the art and science of nutrition in our AQHA journal. Like the articles on reproduction and emergency medicine, or general veterinary procedures. Just put articles about nutrition authored by veterinarians and equine nutritionists in the magazine. You could add articles in extra space and you wouldn't have to cut any other articles out to print articles about nutrition. I love ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Mounted Archery

Hi! I am Elizabeth Tinnan with the Chattahoochee Horse Archers, Inc. in Northwest Georgia. We are a National Horse Archery Association affiliated club. The American Quarter Horse is perfect for our sport because of their versatility, demeanor and athletic ability. People all over the world are using AQHA horses. We would love for AQHA to recognize Mounted Archery with points or awards. There are teams, clubs and schools ...more »

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