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 »
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 »
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 »
Can you please publish an article addressing the subject of filling classes at horse shows so that new members can gain better understanding?
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.
Make a mobile app for the horseback riding progeam rather than logging into the AQHA site. You could then add an option to store or add hours to your log when you get back into wifi or 4g range. Alot of trail riders already use map programs linked to their phones/mobile devices on the trail, this would just add to their trail fun at tbe end of the ride.
I am proposing a Dressage Suitability class for horses in the HUS ring who will never go on to jump. I have noted on several occasions a desire for judges to not place these horses along wiith not placing peanut rollers, and so forth. This claass would help to leve the number of western riding classes and provide a forum for our qh's who are not destined for the hunter ring. I am seeing more and more qh's moving into ...more »
I would like be able to fill out my AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Application on-line instead of filling out a piece of paper and sending it to AQHA. This might also help show offices where they could have a PC hooked up so that exhibitors could submit their Novice applications.
Qualifying for the novice champsionship is a big deal and it should show on the horses record just like qualifying for the world show. I know novice is on the rider, but if it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't qualify. Being on his show record makes him more marketable to a novice rider.