SHW127. SHOW OFFICIALS are defined as any person performing the duties of a show manager, steward, ring steward or show secretary and must have a current AQHA individual membership. Any reputable person may act in the capacity of a show official who can furnish proof that he/she is capable through ability or experience.
SHW127.1 No show official or member of their immediate family, any children or other relatives living in the same household of either or both of the married persons, or any person owning or leasing the grounds on which a show is being held whose ownership could influence the outcome of any show held on such property, shall enter or exhibit horses in any AQHA-approved open or amateur show at which he/she is officiating, nor may any horse owned by such person be entered and exhibited. Youth events and alliance shows, where it is acceptable by the rules of the alliance, are excluded from coverage under this rule.
SHW127.2 Youth who perform show management duties are not eligible to exhibit in that approved show.
SHW127.3 A show official's duties include, but are not limited to 1) contacting or hiring of judges; 2) acceptance of entries or entry fees; 3) having name and/or telephone number listed on the show application as a member of management, in The American Quarter Horse Journal or in any publication or show bill as the contact person; 4) having direction over the show, even though not listed on the application as show management.