Horse Showing

How Many Year End Awards is Too Many?

I recently browsed thru the Year End Awards lists, only to find 4 times the number of award lists (Nov, Lev 1,2,3 in each category of rider) and yet no overall year end placings in the rider category. So I'm guessing we have just quadrupled the Honor Roll. I feel this waters down the "honor" of being on the Honor Roll. At the same time, because there is no overall award for each, its nearly impossible to see how everyone ...more »

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Horse Showing

Rookie Level should be only determined by the rider's points

If the current attempts at levelling are to be successful, all Rookie classes should be determined by the number of the rider's points, not the points on a particular horse. There places in the 2014 handbook that are contradictory, and who wants a green rider on a green horse? It is a disaster waiting to happen. This rule should hold across the board. If arider has too many points to compete in Rookie and the hors ...more »

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Honest judging

After about 20 years away from the horse industry my brother has come back as our farm manager. He is a past AQHA judge including having judged AQHA and AQHYA World Shows and trained AQHA Champions. His first comment after attending a recent show was, "What happened to the rules?' Upon further review we noted that the rules have not changed, they are just ignored. Please read the rules for what is expected of a Western ...more »

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