AQHA to Debut Ranch Riding-Specialized Judges

Applicants can now test to be certified as a specialized ranch riding judge during the December AQHA Educational Judging Seminar in Irving, Texas.

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Applicants will be able to test and become certified as a specialized ranch riding judge during the AQHA Educational Judging Seminar. (Journal photo)

Applicants will be able to test and become certified as a specialized ranch riding judge during the AQHA Educational Judging Seminar December 12-14 in Irving, Texas. A ranch riding educational session and a video testing session will occur during the seminar. Individuals will be approved by the AQHA Judges Committee based on test scores and other criteria.

The AQHA Judges Committee met at the 2016 AQHA Convention and Versatility Ranch Horse classes, tie-down roping, heading, heeling and ranch riding were selected for education and recertification for existing AQHA all-around, progressive and Level 1 carded judges at the December Educational Judging Seminar.

Along with this, tests for certification as specialized judges for ranch riding and Versatility Ranch Horse classes will be administered.

Individuals who make a passing grade will have their names added to the list of approved judges for either ranch riding or Versatility Ranch Horse. After approval from the Judges Committee, the judges will also need approval from the AQHA Executive Committee.

To learn more about the December seminar and to reserve your spot, visit www.aqha.com/seminars.

AQHA judges are held to the highest quality of standards. To learn how to apply for an AQHA judge’s card and help improve the quality of welfare of registered horses in AQHA-approved competition, visit www.aqha.com/judge.

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