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.
We are new to horse shows. We'd like to get involved but it's tough to learn it all. What about a class for new members where they walk through the patterns etc and hear from a judge what they look for?
I believe novice amateur is the only division that is not recognized nor has the ability to achieve an all-around. There is a plethora of novices including myself that show the all-around. Typically shows/circuits will recognize the high point winners of each division but would have been nice for my horse to have this on their record as it is a 50/50 effort of both horse and rider.
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!
Please consider adding the winners of the novice championships just like the world show (yes I know there is 3 ) but these riders work just as hard.i think most would love to see themselves in the journal in a win photo .
Please bring back the Novice Amateur Pleasure driving! This class helps those of us (and our horses) that are newer to pleasure driving have a chance!
Add more classes to website list for show leaders such as all level one classes, including level one novice and green classes
A ROOKIE is a beginner TEAM (horse and rider). If they want to show UP to the next level we should applaud... more »