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 »
AQHA should "sponsor" or ask for added value from the PRCA to include AQHA branded television graphics on every horse in the Wrangler NFR to include the horse's registered name, barn name, color, gender, age dam and sire on screen as the horse prepares to perform in the arena. This would increase AQHA TV visibility and importance of the horse in the sport of rodeo.
I support the efforts of Carol Harris and others to restore a natural gait to the Western Pleasure horse. This issue is hurting the entire industry. I propose that judging credentials be lifted if judges fail to follow standards after one warning. Horses that don't offer a natural gait at a lope should be disqualified, and if no horse in a class meets standards, there should be no winner. AQHA simply MUST be more proactive ...more »
Anyone proven guilty in court of horse abuse to be denied membership.
Abuse has no place in any industry. Past offenders or new offenders. (Only ones found guilty in a court of law not anyone who has only been club/association suspended for poor conduct) to be denied memebership
At this time there is only an AQHA Amateur High Point All Around and the points are only counted/earned in the Amateur classes. Several of us Amateurs haul as level 1 amateurs or select amateurs and I believe deserve the opportunity to be recognized as High Point All Around in our divisions.
Finally got a AQHA point in speed event, Wahoo, Only to learn that since it is in LEVEL ONE it does NOT count for anything ???!! Does not count for Amatuer Select Show-WHY ??? Why do you even have Level One? The Novice Championship show allows different levels, so why shouldnt my Level 1 points count- Very DISCOURAGING for those of us not having top running speed horse or $4,000 outfits for rail classes
I feel lifetime membership ship for seniors ( age 55 and over) should be given a huge reduced price, considering the number of years they have left to be a members.
Would it be possible to reduce the number of required hours in the horseback riding program for seniors? If I ride my new horse 5 times a week, for an hour at a time, I will accumulate 260 hours a year. That means it will take me almost 20 years to accumulate 5,000 hours. While I would like to think I will still be riding at 80 years old, and my mare will still be going at 25 years old, that might not be completely realistic. ...more »
penalizing hits on ground logs??? on our ranch there is So much downfall, alot of it hidden by grass, our horses would be worn out just trying to NEVER hit a log,branch etc. I dont think poles on the ground in ranch trail is an "obstacle" to be scored on.Ranch trail should be REAL obstacles a ranch horse faces on the ranch. putting on slickers, swinging a rope over horses head, ground tying etc
why cant there be a ranch horse pleasure class with no pattern-just a rail class? would cut out the reiner advantage
I attended the National Convention in March for my first time as President of Idaho State. It was a very informative event but I went away a little disappointed. There was nothing that represented the State Affiliates. I did attend a number of committee meetings and meant a lot of very nice people. I have heard complaints regarding the decreasing in State Memberships. This format would be the best place to invite the ...more »
I am interested in taking students to shows that have Ranch Pleasure classes, but trying to find which shows have what classes requires looking at specific show webs sites or emailing show secretaries.
I am fairly sure that with technology today you can make it easier for people to find classes they want to attend.
Make life easy it is expensive to show so finding where we spend our money should be easy!