2020 AQHA Standing Committee Reports Approved April 16

2020 AQHA Standing Committee Reports Approved April 16 Photo by © AQHA

All rules are effective January 1, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and took action on recommendations from four AQHA standing committees.
The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee met April 16 via conference call to review the rule-change recommendations from the amateur, judges, ranching and show committees.
Careful consideration, discussion and debate were devoted to each item. Below are the highlights of approved agenda items.

View highlights from seven AQHA standing committees that were approved by the Executive Committee on April 8. Rule-change recommendations related to bylaws and rules of registration will not be considered until the 2021 AQHA Convention. Read the full committee reports, which the Executive Committee has taken action on at www.aqha.com/committee-reports.
All rules are effective January 1, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

AQHA Amateur Committee
The Amateur Committee provided two recommendations to the AQHA Show Committee, which were included in the primary Show Committee report.
2020-21 AQHA Amateur Committee Chairwoman: Cheryllee Sargent
AQHA Judges Committee

The Executive Committee approved the following recommendations:
    •    Add minor, major and severe fault wording to SHW350 that was developed between AQHA and WCHA.

    •    Add SHW362.4.8 (Procedure for Judging Halter, Incorrect Pattern) to read as follows: All contestants that do not complete the prescribed pattern correctly in three (3) attempts.

    •    Replace the first paragraph of SHW911.7 with the following paragraph: For scored classes only, upon completion of runs, judges may confer in a timely manner regarding disqualification or major penalties provided a ring steward or show official is present. There shall be no consultation or visiting between judges during the actual judging of any class. In all classes, judges should not confer regarding any other judging considerations. When questioning obvious lameness or other disqualifications… (with remainder of current wording to remain the same).

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