Show Management Workshops
Show Management Workshops
The AQHA Executive Committee approved the AQHA Show Committee’s recommendation to offer an online certification in an effort to provide better education without the added cost of traveling to a management workshop. Once certified, show managers and secretaries will be accredited for three years (SHW 100.11) and have access to refresher material throughout that time.
AQHA staff teaches this in-depth workshop, which takes a deeper look into marketing, promoting, organizing and managing AQHA shows. Staff also covers the leveling program, bio-security, animal welfare, judging, stewards, AQHA Professional Horsemen, and the blossoming ranching program.
The online show management workshop offers accreditation for show managers and secretaries. Upon completion of the course, show mangers and secretaries will be certified for three years. Show managers and secretaries who were certified in 2020 or prior are required to recertify before hosting a show in 2023. Once certified, show managers and secretaries will be accredited for three years (SHW 100.11) and have access to current material moving forward.
New show managers and secretaries are invited to enroll in the online course to learn more about hosting an AQHA-sanctioned show or special event. AQHA staff teaches this in-depth workshop, which takes a deeper look into marketing, promoting, organizing and managing AQHA shows. AQHA staff also covers the leveling program, bio-security, animal welfare, judging, stewards, AQHA Professional Horsemen and the ranch-horse program.
Enrollment on AQHUniversity for the show management workshop is $250. Once enrolled, participants can take the course at their own pace and will have full access to updated course materials until their next recertification.
Please keep in mind Rules SHW100 thru SHW130 for show managers and secretaries in the 2020 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations:
|SHW100.11. AQHA SHOW APPROVAL One of the individuals designated on the show approval application as show manager or show secretary for approved shows and special events must have attended an AQHA show management seminar within three years preceding the date of the scheduled show.|
|SHW100.12 Alliance approved managers and secretaries are not required to attend a show management seminar in order to hold an AQHA alliance event.|
|SHW127. SHOW OFFICIALS 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 show official who can furnish proof that he/she is capable through ability or experience.|
|SHW128.1 SHOW MANAGER Show managers shall be the person in charge of the AQHA-approved show, but may not serve as show secretary, ring steward or serve in any other capacity which might interfere with their effectiveness as manager.|
|SHW128.2 Must be at least 18 years of age.|
|SHW130. SHOW SECRETARY The Show Secretary may not hold the position of show manager or ring steward at a show at which he/she serves as show secretary.|
|SHW130.1 Accurately maintaining and recording both entries and show results, including verifying exhibitor and horse eligibility.|