Please bring back the Novice Amateur Pleasure driving! This class helps those of us (and our horses) that are newer to pleasure driving have a chance!
In looking at the current entries for the 2014 World Show I am noticing Amateur Entries showing Professional Horseman's horses. Horses that they haven't qualified for their respective classes. How is that fair for the Membership as a whole?? AQHA is worried about the decline of entries, but have we become a organization of who you know to get entered where you want? I am a current Show Manager and had someone come ...more »
While it was an admirable idea to allow amateurs to lease show horses for a year and not have to buy them, as far as I can tell, it does not appear to be increasing show numbers, but it is decreasing horse sales and breeding sales. It is understandable to allow a lease to a novice to allow them to learn on a good seasoned horse. But allowing amateurs to lease just means they no longer have to buy a horse to show one... ...more »
Amateurs and Youth show exhibitors, non-related, should be able to share the same horse if shown in different classes and the rulebook should be updated to include that. Both riders should be able to compete at their respective Worlds (AQHYA and AQHA world shows)