I like the Level 1 system - if you qualify in one class, you have the option to enter any classes you want when you go to the show. I believe... more »
I'd like to see class winners at the Level 1 Championship receive an automatic invite to the Level 2 championships at the World Show. (Rookie being the exception.) No need to qualify. Just an automatic invite if you win your class. I think this would be a nice perk and maybe entice more people to show at the Level 1 Championships.
When qualifying for the World Championship in Performance Halter Classes it is just as hard for novices to acquire 10 points as it is for any rider. Some horses are strictly shown by novices, if they are good enough to gain under saddle points in those classes, isn't it proof enough the horse is a performance horse??
I would like to see a Super Select division. As a 70 year old I would still like to compete but know I can't ride like I did when I was 50 - or even 65. The opportunity to compete on a reasonable level might keep more members involved.
I would like to put this idea out there as I am a Ranch Riding enthusiast. However, I am very limited in what I can show at AQHA "pleasure" shows in my area. We do have a show that offers an Non AQHA Open Ranch Rail class which I thoroughly enjoy.
Anyway, with that being said I was extremely excited that all AQHA approved shows could offer the individual VRH classes. But that was short lived because there are... more »
Rule changes should be effective Jan. 1 or the first day of the appropriate show season unless designated an emergency priority by the executive committee. AQHA should prepare email blasts regarding all rule changes, and they should be available to all members who wish to be notified.
A ROOKIE is a beginner TEAM (horse and rider). If they want to show UP to the next level we should applaud... more »