I cannot find anywhere on the web site that helps me find out what happens when I lose my card and want to register a horse I just bought. Do I have to buy a new membership or can I just pay a fee and get a new card. Having a more user friendly web site that takes in the fact that people like me are computer illiterate and need these things to be very simple and idiot-proof would be nice. I just want to find my number. ...more »
You know, when we had pay back, at least the exhibitor could recoup part of their entries. Why not put the entry back as pay back and have an office charge for show expense. It just gives you a better attitude if you win a little back.Then you know that your entry fee is going back in some exhibitor's pocket.
You need to have more incentives for regular AQHA classes, give people incentives to want to novice out. People have more incentives to stay novice then show regular aqha classes. Especially now you have to pay for your incentive fund points.
Add couples membership with different membership numbers and cards
How would you feel about setting aside a portion of revenue to promote the breed? This would be similar to the Beef Check Off. Start by hiring a marketing person/staff within AQHA HQ who would be responsible for promoting and encouraging more people to own, use and show AQHA horses. Possibly even having one person in each state or region responsible for promoting the breed on the ground. These people would look for ...more »
I feel that the current judges should be watched and turned in by contestants. Just because the people showing are not with a trainer and get judged lower scores is really bad. No wonder AQHA is losing contestants, the judges are too worried about the trainers reactions. That is why we won't show in another AQHA show. You don't need or want our money, and we are not donating any more for just the riders who are names ...more »
AQHA say that don't get involved when owners call trying t protect their horse, other than they want us to pay $50 to protect our horse. Yet a trainer can write in saying someone owes them money when that isn't true to get a lien placed on the horse. I for one trusted a trainer who I agreed t allow them to use my horse to try and make it into AQHA classes and leave open shows behind them. That trainer for the use ...more »
If the Quarter Horse Journal is subscribed to, allow the subscriber to also access the Journal online and not have to subscribe to that again.
Most will agree that we need to find a way to expand the number of people and horses showing at AQHA shows in order to improve the equine market. Currently less than 2% of AQHA members are participating in the current show system because only the very best horses and riders can achieve success and feel competitive. The following suggestion would bridge the gap for riders and horses. There is a place for every horse ...more »
Meeting the qualifications for the Novice Championship shows are ridiculous. Rules say you must show in 20 Novice classes, or finish in top 10 at a novice class at a regional show. This is impossible. There are not 20 shows in the U.S. that have Novice pole bending / barrel racing classes. You have not had a regional show in my region for 2 years. Another way to qualify is through state affiliates. Why should I have ...more »
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 »
I would be interested in a "ranch" type class as part of the halter classes as part of the Ranch Horse Divison. In my mind it would be similar to the way performance halter type horses are judged. Having a Ranch Halter, Ranch Trail, Ranch Pattern and a Ranch Rail class would round out a full division in my mind. As far as it goes for me - Its really tough for me to make the trip and show AQHA shows with my Ranch Horse ...more »
I have checked AQHA website for years looking to see if AQHA offers a class in my state teaching how to have AQHA shows. People come in to all the large shows who might wish to hold a "1 DAY OR 2 DAY SHOW". The AQHA World Shows would be a great place to offer more education.
AQHA should change the rules to allow 2 day multi-judge shows. Not split-combined. Two days with half the classes Saturday and half on Sunday. The same judges in the ring for both days. This makes it worth hauling for the exhibitor but does not require taking time off work.