Horse Showing

Follow Rule Book for All Shows including World Shows

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 »

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Horse Showing

Show Horse Leasing is doing more harm than good

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 »

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