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 »
The recently published tentative schedule for ranch riding (including junior, senior and amateur) requires anyone that wants to exhibit in all three of these classes to be at the show for nearly two weeks. That is not possible for those of us amateurs who work outside the horse industry. Please try to shorten this timing prior to finalizing the schedule. One week instead of two would be very much appreciated. Otherwise, ...more »
I would like to suggest that AQHA seriously consider moving the implementation of the ranch rail and ranch trail classes up to 2016 if not sooner. The membership has made it very clear that they are very much in support of ranch classes. AQHA has a huge opportunity here. The membership is asking, no, begging for these classes. How can the association not jump in with both feet and do whatever it takes to make this happen, ...more »
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 »
It would be awesome to have an app that you could use to log your horse back riding hours on for the Horse Back Riding program. It would make it way easier than trying to remember to log on to the computer and update your rides.