See lots of wish local show offered. Admit I considered going to a show with my youngster, when I checked they did not have 3 entries for the class, so I didn't. There should be a way shows can offer a variety of classes, a type of competitor tiered voting for classes. Include a min. three entry or class is removed. Prepayment. Other Suggestions? Ways to implement, full integration with one of the horse show programs ...more »
This has been discussed widely but nothing is ever done about it. Please change the criteria for showing Performance Halter to require the horse to be shown in a performance class at the same show, including World Shows and other top AQHA shows. Performance Halter was not supposed to be just another Halter class for Halter horses. It's getting so old seeing these true "halter" horses swoop in to World Shows and Congress ...more »
I am in favor of leveling and rookie classes to give less experienced competitors and those who don't have "world class" quality horses a place to show and be competitive. Here in the Southwest, we never see rookie classes offered except for the Level 1 Championships in Las Vegas. We see Level 1 Classes offered at most shows in the "core" rail and pattern classes. Show managers need to start offering the rookie classes ...more »
With those class numbers increasing, it would be nice if AQHA would add those walk/trot Level 1 classes to the championship shows. Since entries have fallen and there are 3 locations making long shows days a non issue any more. This could encourage more participation at the Level 1 Championship shows and a stepping stone in towards the walk/trot/lope classes at those very shows, as well.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
Please, please replace the score sheets currently available on the show forms link with the new VERY scribe friendly forms that were used at the world show!!! The new world show sheets provided a box for cumulative totals during the run. The past sheets for ranch riding were virtually unusable although pretty
You know how you can do a hotel search and select the "map" option, so you can look at the hotels geographically? Could AQHA take the same idea and revamp that "Find A Trainer" link? It would be awesome to pull up a map and see dots where all the trainers are located, hover over the dot and the trainer's contact information pops up. This need became apparent when I moved to another part of the country. I know the surrounding ...more »
Two year olds should not be allowed to show in the Green Hunter Under saddle at the World. AQHA should have a two year old hunter under saddle class for the 2yr olds just like they do for the western horses. The Green HUS should be for the horses who have shown in that class and qualified with a set number of points.
Since the rule change regarding 2 versus 3 categories to qualify for the Farnam All Around and Super Horse, this year there are only 12 Amateurs vying for $25K and 24 in the Super horse competition. Last year, there were 60 Amateurs in the all around competition. Does this 80% drop in contenders indicate that the QH has become a more specialized breed or that the World Show represents the best competitors and to be ...more »