Educational Judges Seminars
Educational Judging Seminars
AQHA’s Educational Seminar
If you would like to learn more about how to judge a variety of AQHA-approved classes or just want to hear how judges are instructed to judge your favorite class, make reservations to attend one of the following AQHA Educational Judging Seminars.
AQHA University will be available to the general public beginning January at the cost of $250.
Registration can be done by visiting the AQHUniversity.
As promised, please find the following information concerning your continuing education schedule for the upcoming months:
- 2019 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available for download. All judges are mailed a printed rulebook and do not have to request a copy.
- Make sure your AQHA membership is current
- Check your information at www.aqha.com/judges to make sure our information for you is current.
January Re-Certification Information
- You may view your 4-horse video scores by logging on to your AQHA University account at www.aqhuniversity.com/learn/sign_in. Click on the down arrow next to your name in the top right corner and choose Profile. Your tests and scores will be in the ‘A little info about yourself’ box.
You should have received your rule book score at the completion of the test. If you did not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your score.
- The 100 question rule book test had two questions removed due to technical errors (#82 and #90)
- The 60 VRH rule book test also had two questions removed due to technical errors (#43 and #48)
- Voice overs and officials from January re-certification will be available at AQHU by April 12th replacing the 4 run video test.
100 Question Rulebook test most missed questions
- True At the discretion of the judge, a horse may be penalized or eliminated from a class if the horse appears sullen, dull, lethargic, emaciated, drawn or overly tired.
- True In the youth division, age groups may never be split at the show.
- False In ranch riding, use of two hands (except junior and level 1 horses shown in a snaffle bit/hackamore), more than one finger between split reins or any fingers between romal reins (except in the two rein) will result in disqualification.
- False A horse is considered having fallen when its shoulder and/or hip and/or underline touches the ground.
- False All AQHA-approved judges are subject to an automatic review within three years of becoming an AQHA judge.
- In trail, missing or evading a pole that is a part of a series of an obstacle with more than one foot results in which penalty?
a. One (1) point penalty per step
b. Three (3) point penalty
c. Five (5) point penalty
- If an exhibitor uses electronic communications to contact a judge after a show with questions/comments about the competition, how should the judge respond?
a. Click like and share the comments publicly
b. Share the comments privately with fellow judges, seeking their input
c. Refrain from responding
d. None of the above
60 Question VRH Rulebook test most missed questions
- False Protective boots and leg wraps are prohibited in VRH ranch riding.
- True Riders in VRH limited ranch cow work may also compete in VRH ranch cow work at the same show, if entered on a different horse.
- False The tail of the reins must be crossed on the opposite side of the neck when riding with two hands on split reins in VRH classes.
- In VRH classes, the use of two hands (except junior and Level 1 horses shown in a snaffle bit/hackamore) results in which penalty?
a. Five (5) points
b. Off pattern (OP)
d. None of the above
- In VRH ranch cow work, a two-loop run in amateur and youth classes is assessed which penalty?
a. 1 point penalty
b. 2 point penalty
c. 3 point penalty
d. 5 point penalty
May 29 VRH Webinar
You won’t want to miss the next AQHA Webinar: Tuesday, May 29
Every VRH class will be covered.
Instructed by Bill Enk and Todd Crawford
Conducted by Livestream
Level 1 Judge testing
Why test for your Level 1 Judges card?
- Gives “foot in the door"
- It gives a credential to be able to judge Level 1 shows, and some shows that require Level 1 or above cert such as ISHA, some NCEA, and certain larger 4-H and Open shows.
- It also puts you in the continuing education loop, and puts you in some company within judges.
- Could potentially be considered by the Judge's committee when applying for all-around judge.
Online testing will be available June 1-14, 2019, through AQHU.
Skype Interviews take place June 6th from 2:00pm (CST) – 6:00pm (CST) and June 7th from 2:00pm (CST) – 6:00pm
Classes to be tested on: Halter, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Reining, Western Riding, Ranch Riding, Trail and Working Hunter.
If someone you know is interested have them submit the following supplication Specialized Judge Application by May 15th, 2019.
Coming this summer:
Cutting Webinar-Instructed by Russell McCord
December Judges Workshop
Save the Dates: December 16/17, 2019
Topics; Halter, Western pleasure, Hunter under Saddle, Western Riding, Animal Welfare
Info on new 2020 AQHA classes
Judges Forum –give the judges committee input on hot topics
WCHA Judges will be recertifying
To book a room call:
Hyatt Regency DFW Airport
2334 N International Pkwy
Room rate: $119
(800) 233-1234 (Ask for AQHA room block)
Registration forms will be available in the next Judges Newsletter.