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.
While this may be unreasonable because of money, it would really help if there were three instead of two Novice championships. With the East being rumored to move father east, I've seen some people from the mid-west complain about the drive and that if it moves they will not attend. Maybe the solution would be to introduce a Middle Novice Championship, perhaps in OKC. this may be a possibility to also merge the cattle... more »