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 »
AQHA should give access to all Novice Show Results for members for all years - 2014 and 2015, or at least include them in the individual state results through the Journal membership.
I know many people that have stopped riding AQHA because after qualifying they are unable to find a partner to ride with at the World Show and the Select. A simple solution would be to have a draw option for those of us without partners that want to attend. Allowing all contestants at any show to ride a second ride if it is a draw team and alllowing anyone to enter one draw ride should also be considered as it would ...more »
Still waiting for corrected World Show entries since the worng level is on what was received. Notified of the error and insured that replacements would be sent and after two weeks, no entries. When will AQHA move into the year 2015 and allow on line entries AND fix the incompetence in their system that allows a mistake? Last year, the entries NEVER arrived even though AQHA staff assured us that they were in the mail ...more »
Please provide separate classes for Level 2 and Level 3 at the World show. Right now if you qualified for showmanship and other pattern classes for both level 2 and 3, you can to be judged at at both levels, but only get one go (i.e. you only get to do the pattern once) and you have to pay for two classes. The group classes (western pleasure, etc.) get two different chances to show, once for each level.. If you paying ...more »