Campaign: Horse Showing

Lower Fees

The Fees are getting out of hand for the average quarter horse show. $8 dollars per judge is rediculous and starting to become not worth the showing. Soon AQHA is not going to have people showing because of the fees, The small fry and novice are there to learn to get better not to spend all of there money on one show! Not only is it getting too expensive for people it is starting to become a rich person sport, what happened ...more »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

AQHA Training Show

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 »

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Campaign: Horse Showing

Quarter Horse Altnernative Competition Program

I would LOVE to see a program that allows Quarter Horses to earn credits from open shows like that offered by APHA called the Paint Alternative Competition Program. Not everyone can afford to attend Quarter Horse shows and quite frankly, not every Quarter Horse can win at them. This type of program rewards those horses and riders/exhibitors to be recognized for their hard work, dedication and achievement on a different ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

FAQ for all AQHA hosted shows

Every show that AQHA hosts (world shows, novice championships, ranching and CMSA) should have a permanent link to each event in the showing category on AQHA's website. The link for each show should clearly list the qualifying period, method or points to qualify, if state qualifying is handled by affiliates, entry deadlines, and special rules such as caps for novice championships. AND any changes, modifications or extensions ...more »

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Campaign: AQHA Membership

showing

I think the association has micro managed our showing divisions to the point of total confusion, the novice, rookie and leveling are crazy, this is suppose to be fun and stress free. Go back to how it used to be very simple (novice, open, amateur, youth, select, etc) just increase the novice point totals to say 50. By adding all these levels and divisions all that AQHA has done is make the shows longer with smaller classes ...more »

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