Horse Showing

AQHA Alternative Competition Program

I would love it if we could have an alternative competition program, like APHA's PAC program. This allows horses to earn alternative competition points when they are shown in smaller shows and shows that are not AQHA breed shows. Schooling shows, playdays, state shows, barrel racing and gymkhana shows, parades, 4-H shows, team pennings, ropings, horse trials, and other activities that fall outside the category of AQHA ...more »

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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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AQHA Membership

An App

I think you guys should create an app where we can log on and stay logged on to member services. We would be able to check show leaders, points and other member service things. I am always having to to to aqha.com and type in my log in stuff to check show leaders. I think this would be a quicker way to

check these things.

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Horse Showing

AQHA Points for Trail Challenge Placings

I think there should be regular show points awarded that go on your horses show record, for competing in the Trail Challenges. They should be like regular show points and count towards Year End awards, High Points and Championships. They are after all judged events and the Trail Challenge results represent the hard work and partnerships between horse and rider. I think this would result in more participation and encourage ...more »

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Horse Showing

Point entry requirement

Require Shows to have points uploaded to the AQHA site within a week of the show ending or have their date fr that show compromised for next year. It is ridiculous that shows take a moth to even upload them to AQHA to even see the unofficial results. It makes it hard to keep track of qualifying points that way

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Novice Points

Novice riders work just as hard to earn their points, if not harder because the classes are usually larger than the open classes. Why not allow Novice points to count towards World Qualification? Even if they are worth half credit (2 Novice points = 1 Youth or Amateur Point) it would still be more rewarding. Even having it so that for every 4 Novice points earned would only equal 1 regular point would be better than them ...more »

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