Update: Schooling Numbers Encouraged at AQHA World Shows

July 28th, 2015 3:06 PM | 1 Comment
[photo credit: the Quarter Horse Journal]

[photo credit: the Quarter Horse Journal]

While not required, AQHA highly encourages all exhibitors to wear their exhibitor number when working their horse(s) at the AQHA world shows. An extra schooling number and a number for the halter will be provided in entry packets when exhibitors pick up their packets from the show office.

AQHA recently followed suit of other segments of the equine industry, including the Federation Equestre Internationale, to require exhibitor numbers to be worn at all times when a horse is being worked at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA, Adequan Select and AQHA world championship shows. However, after hearing from AQHA’s members, the AQHA Executive Committee decided at its recent meeting in July to modify the requirement.

“The intent of the number requirement was to ensure the well-being and safety of the horses being exhibited,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “We feel like we didn’t do a good job of communicating our intent, so we’re no longer requiring, but are still encouraging, exhibitors to wear numbers at all times.”

To read more about the update, click here.

One Response to “Update: Schooling Numbers Encouraged at AQHA World Shows”

  1. AQHA Proud….I would think that one would want to be identified and be AQHA Proud each and everytime that they are in the “eye of the public” at an AQHA Show. I think that one would want to be identified as making it to the Big Show. If an Exhibitor/Trainer is abiding by the rules when schooling and/or training their Horse, then why would they want to be unidentifible? Look at all of the thousands, if not millions of dollars being spent on advertising and being AQHA Proud. If one wants to remain anonymous when in the schooling pens and warm up areas at shows, then maybe they aren’t so AQHA Proud after all.

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