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!