Our Region 6 delegates enjoyed a long weekend at the 2019 AHA Convention. We had the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers, network with other AHA members, and meet with regional delegates to discuss issues pertaining to our region and regional show. We are honored by the opportunity to represent our clubs and region at the national level!
One of the tasks given to all delegates at convention is to vote on resolutions. If approved by USEF, these resolutions will be included in the AHA and USEF rule books by December 2020. I have included summaries of each of the resolutions that will affect Region 6 members. These rules will not be in effect until the 2021 show season. If you have any questions regarding these or other resolutions, feel free to e-mail Joan Rozeboom at email@example.com.
New Classes: Walk/Trot 11 & over, Ranch Rail Pleasure, and Ranch Horse Trail
Concurrent Regional Specialty Classes:
This resolution will allow the regional show to hold concurrent specialty classes (between two regions). Specialty classes include working hunter, working cow, trail, reining, and sport horse. Concurrent classes would utilize two judges and two separate awards (one for each region).
Combined Regional Shows;
This resolution allows regional shows to combine any or all of their regional classes (between two regions). Combined regional classes would utilize one judge and one set of awards.
Showmanship: Updates to AR250-AR254
Sport Horse Appointments: Whips, crops, or bats (legal for the type) will be allowed in Sport Horse Under Saddle classes. Earplugs are permitted, regardless of type.
Sport Horse In-Hand: AR175.3 - Change of age for Champion/Reserve Champion classes. AR178 - Change to tack (chain placement)
As we transition from 2019 to 2020, here is the latest news from Region 6. Our 2019 regional show in Douglas, WY was a success. Although the number of entries was down from 2018, our exhibitors made up for the difference in the number of classes they entered. We absolutely could not do this show without all the support from our awesome exhibitors! Thank you!
This support was especially demonstrated in our Working Hunter division. We added working hunter for the first time in 2019, and thanks to our wonderful sport horse exhibitors our first year was successful. We are happy to announce that we will hold working hunter classes again in 2020.
The 2020 regional show will again be held in Douglas, WY. We know there are several updates that need to be made to the facility (i.e. footing) and we will be working closely with the fair director to implement these changes for our 2020 show. Our schedule will remain a 2 day preshow followed by a 3 day regional.
Please contact show manager, Joan Rozeboom at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Thank you for your continued support of Region 6!
Working Hunter - The Preshow Hunter Hack and Working Hunter classes will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 3pm. The Regional Hunter Hack and Working Hunter classes will be held after the completion of the main ring classes on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Both divisions in the preshow will be judged by Debra Thomas. Both divisions in the regional will be judged by Janet Henderson. We have scheduled the following classes for both the preshow and the regional: Open, Junior Horse, ATR, and AAOTR Hunter Hack; A/HA/AA Working Hunter 14.2 and under; Open Green Working Hunter; Hunt Seat Equitation Over Obstacles; Open, ATR, AOTR Regular Working Hunter. Click here for the 2019 show premium.
Progressive Barn Dinner - All exhibitors/barns are invited to participate in a Mardi Gras themed progressive barn dinner during the evening session on Tuesday. Any type of food is acceptable including appetizers, dinner, and desserts. Participants will vote for the individual/group that they feel best represents the Mardi Gras theme. A prize will be given to the winner! Click here for more information.
Freestyle Costume Challenge - There will be a freestyle costume class after the exhibitor's party on Friday night. Entries will be limited to FIVE teams; each team will consist of at least one horse/handler. The entry fee is $35 per team; all entry money will go to a jackpot. The jackpot will be paid out as follows: 50% to the first place team, 30% to the second place team, and 20% to third place. For more information click here.
New Payback Program - We are updating our payback program to include an additional $2,000 in prize money. More information TBA!
If you have any questions please e-mail show manager, Joan Rozeboom, at email@example.com.
As of January 1, 2019, every USEF adult member (ages 18 and older) with a Competing Membership must complete USEF's Safe Sport Training course. The purpose of Safe Sport is to reduce, recognize, and respond to misconduct and abuse in sport. USEF posted the following statement on their website; "US Equestrian is committed to creating and maintaining an equestrian community free of all forms of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct. US Equestrian members and participants have a mandatory duty to report suspected sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport".
USEF members who do not complete the training by the January 1, 2019 deadline will be ineligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions. The training is free and must be completed online. If you are already a USEF member, you have probably been receiving e-mail reminders, as well as a card in the mail with instructions for completing the training. The training takes about an hour and a half and consists of three online modules. You can also access the training through your member portal on the USEF website.
For more information regarding Safe Sport training, visit usef.org and click on the "Safe Sport" tab located at the top of the home page.
The purpose of this page is to keep our Region 6 members and friends updated on what is going on within our region. This page is formatted as a blog which will allow us to make frequent updates and it also allows for readers to comment on each post. Anyone is welcome to comment on our posts.
Information regarding our regional show will mostly be posted on the "Regional Show" page. This blog will mostly be for passing along non-show related information. We hope it helps you feel more connected! If you have anything you would like to share or any questions regarding this page, please e-mail Joan Rozeboom at firstname.lastname@example.org.