How can you gain points or raise your horse's status through their pedigree?

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    08-07-2011, 11:11 PM
How can you gain points or raise your horse's status through their pedigree?

I was curious how to raise your horse's pedigree? Like winning shows and stuff. Could that be place on your pedigree? Does 4-H count also? I am new to the AQHA and I want to begin showing my horse and I was wondering how to I gain points or whatever?
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    08-07-2011, 11:20 PM
First off you have to be a member of AQHA, after that, go to their website, log in and they had reams & reams of literature about their points & programs. Good luck!
    08-07-2011, 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
First off you have to be a member of AQHA, after that, go to their website, log in and they had reams & reams of literature about their points & programs. Good luck!

I did sign up to be an AQHA member through the transfer papers to put the horse in my name. I am glad and excited to begin showing my horse in 4-H then from there take her further.
    08-08-2011, 06:09 PM
Getting AQHA points is TOUGH. I stick with APHA and PtHA and getting points is much easier. For APHA for every 3 people in the class, you'll get 1 point. For AQHA shows though, for every 8 horses you'll get 1 point (don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure it's 8 - I don't think it's 9).

One thing that APHA offers is the PAC program (Paint Alternative Competition). Basically it's a way to get points at open shows that go on as APHA points. They aren't regular points. They're known as PAC points. Maybe AQHA has something similar? I just quick looked through the site for quarter horse and didn't see anything, but I didn't spend a whole lot of time looking.
    09-01-2011, 05:04 PM
Your horse's pedigree is the geneology of your horse. Who the dam (mother) and sire (father) was, and their dams and sires, and back to their dams and sire. Basically, that is what your AQHA pedigree tells you.

Some pedigrees are extended. This means there is more information put down. When you get your horse's registration papers, you'll see the pedigree on it, with the AQHA number of your horse's ancestors and sometimes the colour they were and the year born.

You can also get a pedigree on your horse with all the accomplishments of you horse's ancestors on it. If they have points. They get points by showing in approved AQHA shows and placing well. The bigger the class, the more points your horse will get if they win, or come second, or third, etc.

When you get your membership, you will be able to access the AQHA site and learn a lot more about classes offered, where they are, and what the point system is! Have fun showing your quarter horse.
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    09-03-2011, 08:59 PM
For AQHA it is
3 h 1/2 point 1st place
5 h 1 point 1 st place 2nd place 1/2
10 h 2 point 1 st place 2nd gets 1 and 3th gets 1/2
15 h 3 points 1st place 2nd gets 2 3th gets 1 and 4th gets 1/2

Now they have levels for you you have Novice Youth, Youth, and opien.

I would suggest finding an All Novice Show near you and go to it it is afordable and has a clinic the day befor the show to help. Opien shows tipicly do not get you anything for you horse. Thier are a few excptions. You would have to read the rule book for that.

I would suggest you go to some shows and just wacht. IN is a good state with lots of nice show.
Have fun it dose coast more to show but AQHA is trying to make things more afordible for the ones starting out. It realy is alot of fun to.
    09-05-2011, 01:36 PM
I would suggest finding a trainer in your area who shows in AQHA. That way he/she can explain and teach you what is required. If you find a trainer, ask to go with them to a few AQHA shows and watch other riders showing. If your trainer can, have him/her explain to you what is going on in each class, that way you will get a better understanding of what is happening.

And I agree, before you step out into a breed show like an AQHA show, it would not hurt to gain exprience through open or 4-H shows first.
    09-12-2011, 07:07 PM
In order to get breed points, you do have to show in a breed show. The 4H shows are generally great competition shows, but they do not get you any AQHA points. If you go to the AQHA web site, they should have a listing of all AQHA breed shows which is where you earn points based on how you placed in a class and how many people showed in that class.

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