Quick and Easy APHA World Show Check-In

November 3rd, 2014 2:04 PM | No Comments
(Image courtesy of the Paint Horse Journal)

(Image courtesy of the Paint Horse Journal)

Is this your first time to attend the APHA World Championship Show? Want to make your show check-in process a breeze? Get the 411 on making your check-in process quick, convenient and easy as pie.

1. Get your stall assignments, show packet and exhibitor numbers. 
Your first stop will be the Stall Office, located in the Moncrief Building. Pick up your barn assignments and stall number, and order shavings at the Will Rogers Memorial Center office, located immediately next door to the Stall Office. 

After you get your Paint settled, head over to the Show Office—located in the Brown-Lupton Exhibit Hall, part of the Richardson Bass Building—to pick up your exhibitor number and packet, which is full of important information. Don’t just toss your exhibitor packet in the corner—take a few minutes to check out its contents for valuable information. 

2. Get your Paint positively identified. 
Grab a copy of your horse’s registration papers and head to the identification station, located near the check-in paddocks for most show arenas. Every horse competing at the World Show must be positively identified by a designated inspector—this person makes sure the horse’s markings match those on the registration papers, and he or she also makes sure any relevant brands, scars or distinguishing features like blue eyes are noted on the horse’s papers.

ID stations are open one hour before classes begin each day, and they close at 5 p.m. daily—make sure your horse is positively identified well ahead of your class, as you’ll need a stamp on the exhibitor numbers to be eligible to show. You can also get your numbers laminated at the ID station after they are stamped.

3. Before your class, check in at the paddock. 
As your class draws near, listen for announcements calling entries in your class to the paddock. You’ll need to check in with the paddock steward.

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