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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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Email vs. Snail Mail

It takes 3 weeks to get a letter from me to AQHA and visa versa. It would make doing paperwork of any kind (with the exception of DNA kits, original certificates...) more cost effective for both parties, as well as more time efficient. I love the new online options for registering foal, submitting breeding reports, etc. Can we please add email to address questions or concerns with pending paperwork quicker? (One question/concern ...more »

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Rule breakers

Why is it when someone is breaking the rules it's so hard to get AQHA to do do anything? Turning someone in for accepting cash money for training yet showing youth seems to go no where. Even when you have multi letters sent sent in and signed by those who paid. But because it's cash taqha says they need a check as proof. I think written letters should be enough. Who is in charge ?? Everyone could just take cash and continue ...more »

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Picture Added to Information When Looking Up Horse

When you search for a registered name and the different information pops up about the horse, it would be nice if a picture section was also on that list. One picture would be great, a few would be awesome. Two possible thoughts on how to do it: When I registered my girl I had sent in several pictures with the paperwork, AQHA could add those to the picture section. Or owners can submit their own pictures. The reasoning ...more »

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Search Tattoo Numbers

My idea is similar to how we can search for registered names, but instead be able to search for tattoos. You would put in the tattoo and the registered name and the other information that pops up with you search a registered name would pop up. I'm a member of several 'do you know this horse' groups and it would be much easier to search a tattoo number as I can search a name for information instead of calling into AQHA. ...more »

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Why small shows are dying out

I recommend AQHA limit the number of circuits in each state to encourage exhibitors to attend weekend shows. I realize many exhibitors love the circuits. Trainers only have to set up once. But these are killing the small shows. Looking at AQHA shows in Indiana and Kentucky I noticed something sad. Adding all the shows March through July Indiana has 27 AQHA shows. Of these all but 3 were split combined, many are circuits. ...more »

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Executive Committee Makeup Should Reflect Membership

I was struck by the makeup of the Executive Committee (EC) as it does not come close to representing the current membership. This was highlighted by the recent member survey results as well. For example, 75% of members are women, while there is only one woman on the EC. Most striking is the age difference. The survey results suggest that 51% of members are age 55 or under. This demographic is not represented in this leadership ...more »

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Level the field Gelding Halter class versus Mare Halter class

For those competitors going for all around awards, the size of the gelding performance halter horse class is always at least twice if not three times as big as the mare performance halter class. This give those with geldings an unfair advantage over those showing mares. All other classes we show in are together and we have the same chance. What is better to have, a good show mare that can later be bred or ?? We should ...more »

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Deceased Horses

Why do original certificates of deceased horses have to be sent to AQHA for cancellation? If the international affiliates had the authorization to stamp the certificates "deceased" AQHA would save a huge amount of money on postage and manpower.

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Overuse of Ranch Riding Pattern #3

I know that this does not specifically fall on the shoulders of the AQHA and more so on the show organizers/judges but the overuse of Ranch Riding Pattern #3 is becoming ridiculous. Every show is using this pattern, examples can be provided via the AQHA Ranch Riding Group on Facebook. I am sure that it is chosen because there are no ground poles to set up and fix as well as it being the quickest pattern to get through. ...more »

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CEECOACH. Bluetooth technology

I do hope that AQHA bans the use of CEECOACH Bluetooth connections between trainer and exhibitor in the show ring!!! I know technology is advancing at amazing speed. But I find use in this manner to be HIGHLY unfair! I realize that trainers all coach from the sidelines using all sorts of tactics. But to have a coach in direct, constant communication with an exhibitor in the show ring is going too far! No CEECOACH in ...more »

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AQHA Leaders List

Why are the Select Amateur riders listed under the Amateur Leaders AND the Select Amateur lists? I think that the only way a select rider should be listed in the Amateur Leaders List is if they show in the Amateur class, most of the Select riders listed only show in the Select classes and have never competed in the regular Amateur class. They should not get 2 chances for awards for only showing in one division.

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Pick-Up Horse of the Year Award

I think it that AQHA should partner with PRCA to create an award for PRCA Pick-Up Horse of the Year. Of course, not all pick-up horses are AQHA, however a majority of them are registered Quarter Horses. The pick-up horse, much like the cowboy riding it, does not get appreciated enough. They have to be catty and fast like a barrel horse, and they must watchy like a steer wrestling horse. They need to be able to rope, carry ...more »

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Create a 1/2 AQHA registry

I would love it if AQHA started a 1/2 AQHA registry similar to the 1/2 Arab registry. I feel this would increase our member base and increase revenue for AQHA through registration, show and member fees, not to mention help maintain records for these horses

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SEE HORSES OWNED

APHA has a nice feature. When you log into your member services it can show you all the horses that are currently registered in your name. I think this is a great feature and allows me to know when I sale a horse if the new owner has put the horse in their name or if the horse is still in my name. After some time if I notice the horse is still in my name I will call them and ask them why they have not transferred the ...more »

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AQHA Horse Show Page on Social Media

I think a really nice tool would be a Facebook page (or other social media page) where the show manager/secretary/committee can post information about aqha approved shows. This will enable the smaller horse shows to get their name out to a wider variety of exhibitors, in turn growing show participation.

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Select Classes

I would like to see a Super Select division. As a 70 year old I would still like to compete but know I can't ride like I did when I was 50 - or even 65. The opportunity to compete on a reasonable level might keep more members involved.

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Horse Show Locator App

Create an app that allows you to enter a class (like Rookie Trail), a zip code and a date range. Display horse shows offering that class within a 200 mile radius. A bonus would be to show the numbers if the show offered that class last year.

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Encourage Breeding for Sustainability

Hi Saw two articles. http://www.equinestudies.org/ranger_2008/ranger_piece_2008_pdf1.pdf http://www.thehorse.com/articles/37011/is-sustainability-a-heritable-trait-in-thoroughbreds When AQHA is looking at a rule, I would like them to include a paragraph about how this rule impacts sustainability. Not sure of the outcome, yet I remember someone mentioning collecting from an active running barrel mare, they could only ...more »

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AQHA HBR App

To log the hours of the Horseback riding program is some kind of laborious. If you want to log hours online on the smartphone it's so impractical that I resigned to do it. I do it online on the PC. It's a little bit easier now with the new AQHA page and the login but it would be even more easier with a special app for the smart phone.

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Suggestion for new mobile aqha.com

I find the mobile version of AQHA.Com hard to use. I like using the full site, even on my phone, so I have access to areas I need when I am secretary for a show. Also, There is no "showing" page to access.

Please rework the main page to headings same as Web page.

Need to get info on forms and opening a show to verify a horse's name or number or verify owner/ROM.

Thank you. (The sooner the better!)

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More Shows

Where I live there aren't hardly any AQHA shows and if there is one they are way to far out of our price range for shows. AQHA should give more smaller show options at a lower cost. With this they would have more people compete especially if they show at the levels i do and that don't have millions to pay for a show.

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Others a chance

For things like the Youth World Cup I don't think you should have to have points in order to apply. Because im a AQHYA member but i do not show in any AQHA shows but still would like the chance to apply for the chance to be picked for something like the Youth World Cup but since i do not show in any AQHA shows me and probably many others cannot apply for the chance to be picked.

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