With people from around the USA attending the AQHA World Show not only to compete but many to watch I would attend the show management training class. Few years ago Sandy recommended that we start holding a small show, I would live to, but with all my horses I don't travel. But many do come to OKC in November.
Since the rule change regarding 2 versus 3 categories to qualify for the Farnam All Around and Super Horse, this year there are only 12 Amateurs vying for $25K and 24 in the Super horse competition. Last year, there were 60 Amateurs in the all around competition. Does this 80% drop in contenders indicate that the QH has become a more specialized breed or that the World Show represents the best competitors and to be ...more »
Still waiting for corrected World Show entries since the worng level is on what was received. Notified of the error and insured that replacements would be sent and after two weeks, no entries. When will AQHA move into the year 2015 and allow on line entries AND fix the incompetence in their system that allows a mistake? Last year, the entries NEVER arrived even though AQHA staff assured us that they were in the mail ...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 thought AQHA was focusing on the welfare of the horse yet the WS schedule for the fence classes doesn't give the horse a day off in the 7 showing days if both open and Amateur events are entered?? I don't know how this is good for exhibits or the horses. Before the exhibitors start to book flights, AQHA should consider re-examining the schedule and go back to the way fence classes were done in past years as the ...more »
Please make registration for the world show more simple. I myself, and several other regular world show qualifiers, often commiserate about the archaic system of receiving a folder in the mail with several different forms to fill out. These forms are due within a short time frame, and no email reminders seem to go out. Last year, I missed the deadline because I received no folder at all, even though I was watching and ...more »
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 »
I think the rules should be adhered to by the judges, Judges should not be able to change rules as they wish at a show on a whim. Also, Deadlines for shows should not be extended. Such as the deadline for the World was the 15th, now it is the 19th, is it a deadline or not? Lets stick to the rules.
In today's world where you can verify ownership online it is no longer necessary to require the original registration certificate to be presented in the horse show office. Remove this antiquated rule, please.
Stop charging for watching the live stream of the World Show. Neither Congress or the Select Show charge (or they didn't in 2013). Being able to watch the World show is beneficial on many levels, as publicity for the breed, and as a learning tool. At the least provide it for free to members (it is our breed championship show).
If a Youth ( Specifically Youth because AQHYA World is the only world before The Novice Championships) Places Top Ten that year at World, they SHOULD NOT be allowed to show in the Novice championships that same year. It's not fair that real Novices are having to compete against Top Ten horses who are almost guaranteed to win the class.
we have come to the world show in OKC for over 20 yrs as spectators and we usually stay about 10 days. This show use to be so much FUN to attend, no so much anymore. Why cant you return to making it fun for specatators. What happend to evening entertainment? the Qbug was GREAT! where did the QZone go? the special music related to the champions name on the pa? The printed journal update for the day... These were all ...more »
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 »
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)
I recently attended the Adequan Select World Show and was fortunate to win a Reserve Champion Title and I am very grateful for my award. I always loved the Rosette Ribbons, and was a bit disappointed to not receive one this year. The medallion in a box is a nice, easy to display award in a trophy case, and I can understand that for trainers and owners of multiple horses, these would be much more practical, however, for ...more »