Quarter Horses Hit the "Points" Jackpot at Double Feature Show

The Southern California Quarter Horse Exhibitors Association's show saw more than 4,500 entries compete April 13-17 in Del Mar.

From the Southern California Quarter Horse Exhibitors Association

The Double Feature Horse Show gave exhibitors the opportunity to show to eight sets of judges during the five days. Scroll down to view more photos by Cece Campbell.

With eight sets of AQHA points at stake, the Southern California Quarter Horse Exhibitors Association’s Double Feature Show attracted exhibitors from all over the western states. The show opened April 13 with more than 4,500 entries vying for points, plus silver and copper buckles at the lovely Del Mar Showpark facility in Del Mar, California.

The unique “Double Feature” format gave exhibitors the opportunity to show to eight sets of judges over five horse show days. The show is two shows back-to-back– “The Double Feature.” Exhibitors only show to two judges at a time, giving them the opportunity to perform four times and hopefully improve each time. Some of the classes are offered side by side. For example, in the trail class, exhibitors rode the trail pattern for two judges, then proceeded to a second course and rode again for two different judges. The trail classes were quite large and some exhibitors needed calculators to add up all the points they earned.

Read the rest of the article and view results on the Pacific Coast Journal.

Spectators at the Double Feature Horse Show

Halter class competitors at the Double Feature Horse Show

Trail class at the Double Feature Horse Show

Competitor waiting at the Double Feature Horse Show

 Competitors at the Dan Prouhet barn during the Double Feature Horse Show

Bay horse in Double Feature show trail class