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AQHA Ranch Horse Pleasure class "as is"

Ranch Horse Pleasure has been a very successful and growing class for AQHA and popular among members and new members wanting to try class. Leave class format the same and let this popular class evolve without structural changes. (i.e. leave as individual pattern class, not adding more obstacles etc).

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Don't increase select age to 62

I would urge the task force that is examining the idea of raising the Select age to 62 not to make this mistake. The idea that this will increase the size of the amateur classes is untrue. We could already ride the amateur division if we wanted to. Clearly most of us don't. If you raise the age limit, many of us will choose not to show anymore. The loss of amateurs was due to the disastrous idea of the novice roll ...more »

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New web design for show results needs help

The redesign of the web for finding show results is incredibly labor intensive and take a lot more time to find show results. Please find a way to make it so you don't have to click 10+ things to find a single show. (Year, then country, then state, then city, then show, then amateur, etc...)

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Overuse of Ranch Riding Pattern #3

I know that this does not specifically fall on the shoulders of the AQHA and more so on the show organizers/judges but the overuse of Ranch Riding Pattern #3 is becoming ridiculous. Every show is using this pattern, examples can be provided via the AQHA Ranch Riding Group on Facebook. I am sure that it is chosen because there are no ground poles to set up and fix as well as it being the quickest pattern to get through. ...more »

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Support and promote state and regional associations

It would be great if AQHA could add a web page with all of the state and regional quarter horse associations information including the various association websites. This would really help the volunteer run associations their information out. Also, what about once a year having a page or two of photos from state/regional association award banquets showing off what kinds of prizes are given out. This would also encourage ...more »

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World show qualifying

Please add the link to find out how many points one currently on a particular horse has for qualifying for an upcoming world show, on the world show information page (that already has a link to the list of # of points). I'm not sure where that link is anymore on the new website. Its not on 'shows' or 'records'.

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Limit Bling in Level 1 and 2 (at least) Western events

I know this will not be popular in some circles, but I think if we could eliminate or limit bling in the outfit of western competition, we would increase participation many-fold. I have heard many highly skilled exhibitors say they are opting out of showing due to cost and in particular many folks who say they do not feel comfortable showing at the big shows without a $5,000-10,000 outfit. Whether or not its an accurate ...more »

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Promote AQHA Shows to the general public

Most members of the general public don't know about AQHA shows, and i think AQHA should do press releases to local television stations inviting the general public to come have a fun day at an AQHA show: watching us show, asking questions, pet horses, and possibly have a free lunch on aqha. Seems like many organizations do this and that might help generate interest in AQHA showing and in horses in general.

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AQHA approved dressage shows

The current AQHA Dressage program makes participation very difficult. My state does not currently offer any AQHA approved dressage shows. Each USDF/USEF licensed dressage show must apply for approval with AQHA with a $50 charge per show. Additionally, while not currently enforced, the show secretary must be a member of AQHA. Our state dressage shows are pretty large but I'm still usually the only one showing a quarter ...more »

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