The AQHA ranch horse classes have been around for a little while and it really is a nice way for a working ranch horse to show off what it can do; competition is getting bigger in some places and popular. Cute horse shown in that vid, but I still would like to see just a tad longer rein....especially with a big bit in the horse's mouth.
I was a member of the foundation registries for a long time and while I like the no-nonsense approach, the foundation shows went to the exact OTHER extreme that AQHA does when it comes to tack, no banding, grooming etc. AQHA doesn't have any rules that say silver MUST be on tack or spell out grooming rules, like no banding or clipping. The foundation shows make is a HUGE point against these things...and that turned me off a litte. You CAN show AQHA without any silver...I've done it and won! But for an organization to go to the total extreme of saying these things AREN'T allowed, (when AQHA does not make a stand at all and remains NEUTRAL in their rules on this stuff )turns me off.