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).
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 »
Show department (and likely show manager) field many phone calls from members looking at the "Show Calendar" on AQHA website wanting more information about show which they could actually be getting from the AQHA Affiliates website, The AQHA Affiliate Website (or show website if show has one) is not listed just the show managers email. Consider adding Affiliate website and show website in this sample format: STATE (e.g.... more »
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 »
I'd like to see AQHA encourage two day shows. Too many shows are getting to be circuits. This gets hard for the average joe who has to work in order to support this habit. We want to participate as much as possible as well. Take Wisconsin for example. For 2015 we have five shows in a row! All circuits the first one is five days, the second through fourth week are all four day circuits with the last one being a five day... more »
Limit the number of times that any show management company, or shows managed by those companies, can book individual judges in a rolling 12 month period. When any one management company controls a vast number of show numbers per year, that company holds great power and influence over the individual judges. If a judge doesn't take the manager's 'hint' about who their favorite client or exhibitor in the pen is, that judge... 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 »
AQHA should NOT announce horses and exhibitors names at all World show competitions. This was none more apparent than at this years 2014 youth world show, where many trainers children and overly publicized horses/exhibitors were making the finals with mediocre patterns and go's. It just breeds the idea that "its all about who you know" when you walk into that arena. Many regular folks do not have those connections and... more »
I'm tired of the 'bling' and fashion follies in the show ring. The shows are supposed to be about the horse. Let's go back to the days where the handler/rider just needed jeans/long sleeve shirt, or simple western suit jacket. How do fancy clothing or bling'd out halters & saddle pads increase what the horse is/does? If the horse isn't good enough to be in the show ring the fancy accoutrements should not be used to... 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 »
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 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.
Currently only state affiliates can offer All Novice Shows. I believe these shows would be a perfect fit for 4-H groups to host. Even other show sponsors could offer All Novice Shows. By allowing others to sponsor the Novice Shows they would be available in various parts of a state thus reducing the cost to exhibitor in travel. Much more attractive to parents!
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.
Trail and WR Exhibitors: Level 2 and 3 will not run concurrent in Jr. Trail, Sr. Trail and Sr. Western Riding. Exhibitors will be able to show 2 horses in each level. Level 3 horse will receive all the points of the level 2 and 3 entries combined. In this format it is likely more points will be awarded in level 3.