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post #1 of 27 Old 04-16-2019, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Talking We are going to our first AQHA show! Wish us luck.

I've bit the bullet and bought an AQHA membership and a state AQHA membership and Shotgun and I are going to go to our very first AQHA show in a few weeks (first weekend in May). We've showed locally for years but I finally wanted to try the "big leagues" and see how we do. We'll be doing the L1 Amateur division for the most part, although I may double-enter into some Amateur as well since my day fees cover it too.



We will be doing:
Halter
Showmanship (hopefully! his training is not going so well, LOL but we have a few more weeks yet)
Hunter Under Saddle
Hunt Seat Equitation
Ranch Riding
maybe..... the L1 Amateur Reining (our flying lead changes are not solid yet, although the L1 doesn't need a flying change)
And of course, barrels, poles, and stake race


I'm excited! My main goal for AQHA is the Ranch Riding class, but I can't possibly just show one event (right?), LOL. I do think he will do well in the English classes too. He's got nice movement. We just need to work on keeping a steady rhythm.


I am not expecting to place and it is not my goal for our first show. It will be icing on the cake if we do happen to place but I just honestly want to see how we do, and have the experience.



Pictures from last year's show season, because what's a thread without pictures?









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Don’t throw off your hat in your run. ;)

Also, I hope you do wonderfully and have a blast while you are doing it!

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Good luck! How exciting!!!!
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If they have the Rookie Division then you should do that as well. You both will qualify for it since neither of you have any AQHA points and those classes are inexpensive.

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Good luck!!
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You totally have the ranch horse look!
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Good luck, have fun and bring us back Lotsa pics!!!
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Good luck, it sounds like fun. Bring lots of photos back with you.
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Good luck, it sounds like fun. Bring lots of photos back with you.

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Don’t throw off your hat in your run. ;)

Knave, I am a former rodeo queen. I know how to bobby pin the he!! out of my hat so it does not move an inch as you are making your flag run at top speed around the arena against a 30 mph wind. No worries......







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If they have the Rookie Division then you should do that as well. You both will qualify for it since neither of you have any AQHA points and those classes are inexpensive.

Yes, I have thought about it, but there is a separate entry fee for the Rookie classes. I'll have to decide if it's worth it! The show is also double judged so all the entry fees are automatically doubled.

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