Horse Showing

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.

 

If we cannot get the Ranch Rail Class or the Ranch Trail class at regular AQHA shows then can we at least get a push to use varying patterns or push to have judges create their own patterns?

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Idea No. 7