Was listening to a person the other day, they mentioned meeting two young ladies who had championships in pleasure ... Now for the not so great news, both young ladies had to have knee surgery 🙁 Judges need to consider horse size to youth size how riding preconceptions like toes straight forward affects youth skeletal health. Instructors need some guidelines to help them. Articles in AQHYA. Other ideas Welcome! ...more »
Can you please publish an article addressing the subject of filling classes at horse shows so that new members can gain better understanding?
Has AQHA ever considered partnering with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) for their hunter classes and such? With as many TB mares that go on to produce quality Appendix foals out there, it would seem to me that AQHA would want to get on board with making the TB a featured breed right alongside the QH. It would help to offer more recognition of the TB mares that went on to do well in the TIP Program and then for ...more »
I think each state should have to keep their shows within their state, seems some states have Shows further & further away out of their state (?!)
This is likely a Rule Proposal that needs written up but i'll post it here for feedback. It is noted that you are not able to show at the Select World Show and the Amateur/Open World Show. You have to choose one or the other if you qualify for both. Also, you are unable to show the Level 1 Select Amateur and the Level 1 Amateur Class at the Level 1 Championships With that being said I think it reasonable that there ...more »
Please consider adding Ranch Rail Pleasure and Ranch Halter classes to AQHA shows. I've really enjoyed these classes an non-AQHA shows, and I think they would make a valuable addition to the AQHA show sheet. They would also make it possible to have a Ranch Division Champion/High Point. I understand that it would really be adding 8 classes, not just 2 (Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth), but I think it would really ...more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
Would love to be able to have the Trail Challenge come to Minnesota.
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 »