You would think that as we here in Aus are a so called Affiliated with the Apha we would have the same sort of rules...ect..
This will make you laught ...
Here when we show at local show ..We do not need to wear chaps as it states in the AQHA ( aussie) rules that its not mandatory BUT
When we show at a Paint National Show or State Show with American judges we swap to American Paint horse rules and must wear chaps. ( personally I think that if you show at a national level you should be wearing chaps for western anyway).
So my Hobby horse chaps barely get used..
No one elase wears chaps at our local show ..so I keep mine in the cupboard safe and sound..
Are you dumbfounded??