Originally Posted by Shan6754
Ok, so the color aspect is definitely throwing me. What classes should I show her in? With my arabs we had age/prodgeny ect not specifics really. She can't be reg QH because her father isnt so that rules out QH classes, which leaves me color classes????? Sorry for being a bit confused, I really know nothing in relation to colored horses. :) Thanks, I really appreciate the advice.
You can show her in Pinto shows if she's registered pinto. You can choose either pinto stock type or pinto hunter type. She looks more stock type to me, but you will have to see how she moves.
Pinto has many different "halter" type classes. They have Stock Type Halter Yearlings, Hunter Type Halter Yearlings, Overo Halter, Tobiano Halter, etc. and then showmanship.
You don't want to show in the "color" halter classes such as Overo halter or Tobiano halter because she does not fit the ideal 50/50 color ratio. However, you could show her in stock or hunt type (depending on your choice) where conformation matters and color does not factor at all. Personally, I don't think she has the best conformation to stand out and win in a halter class. But you could be welcome to do open show halter for fun.
Otherwise, when she is old enough to ride, color in pinto association is not a factor when judging riding classes, and it is not a factor for any class other than the specified tobiano/overo halter.
You should really read the pinto rulebook, it is available on their website and covers any question you could have about showing specifics and guidelines.