American Quarter Horse Association Offering Approved Dressage Events
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AMARILLO, Texas, Dec. 12–Dressage will become an event approved by the American Quarter Horse Association on Jan. 1, 2010.
AQHA-registered horses, shown by exhibitors who are current individual members of AQHA, will be eligible to earn points at U.S. Equestrian Federation and U.S. Dressage Federation dressage competitions.
AQHA has created a high-point recognition program for the AQHA open, amateur and youth divisions for first through 10th place in each division and the highest award to be given to the highest-point-earning registered American Quarter Horse in each division, including points earned in Training Level 4 through Grand Prix.
The following link to the AQHA website contains additional information, including a FAQ page, information on hosting a dressage event, and the competition license for the horse: www.aqha.com/showing/guidetoshowing/dressage.html.
Competitions will complete a short application and pay a fee of $50 per competition for approval from AQHA, received by AQHA at least 60 days in advance of the competition.
USEF dressage judges must have an AQHA membership for the points earned by the competitor to count. Each competition, with the name of the judge(s), will appear in the Show Calendar of at least one issue of the American Quarter Horse Journal.