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Equine Industry Summit proves helpful for exhibitors

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Trainers, professional horsemen, judges, stewards and exhibitors gathered at the inaugural Industry Horse Show Summit on an icy Saturday back in December. The December 8, 2013 gathering was a day of training and brain storming sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). The three organizations partnered in an effort to strengthen the integrity of competitions throughout the equine industry. During the Summit equine enthusiasts explored current judging systems and the educational process for those judges, as well as class rules and how those rules are currently interpreted within the industry.

According to American Quarter Horse Association Senior Director of Breed Integrity Ward A. Stutz, more than 100 equine enthusiasts gathered to discuss ways to become more consistent throughout the industry by creating an industry standard. “I believe most thought that it was worthwhile to attend as they had the opportunity to comment on the topics at hand,” said Stutz.

The December Industry Horse Show Summit was the first of its kind and was free to attendees that pre-registered. The AQHA, APHA and NSBA are currently in discussion on offering the Summit again in 2015.

AQHA, however, already has plans in place for an Educational Judging Seminar on March 17-19, 2014 in Irving, Texas. The Seminar will be similar to the recent Industry Horse Show Summit as it will allow judges, potential judges and exhibitors wishing to learn more about how scoring and placings are calculated. The March AQHA Seminar is $350.00. To register for the event, click here.

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