AHA E-Show Class Rules & Regulations
Class Entry: $30 per class
Class Entry With Judge Feedback/Critique: $45 per class
How to Enter
Enter your name, AHA membership number, your age, your region, your horses name and registration number on the entry page. Select your class from the list. This demographic information will not be provided to the judge. A unique rider/handler and horse combination can only enter each class once. A horse is eligible to be utilized multiple times in a class with different riders/handlers. No background farm banners/logos are allowed.
Base membership (adult or youth) in AHA is required to participate. A competition card is not required to participate in the AHA virtual show.
What You Need To Participate in A Virtual Show
- Rider/Handler & Attire
- Typical riding/lesson attire – boots required in riding classes
- Safe area to ride of recommended 50 feet by 50 feet.
- Friend with a phone or camera with video capability
- Cones/markers/poles/obstacles as required for your class
- Everyday riding attire is allowed – boots are required for all riding classes. Show attire is not required.
- Helmets that meet the ASTM safety requirements must be worn by those 18 & under in every video except in-hand classes.
- Showmanship – long sleeves and long pants are required.
- Western Pleasure, Western Seat Equitation and Western Horsemanship – Long sleeve, long pants and western boots are required.
- Hunter Pleasure and Hunter Seat Equitation – Long sleeves, jodphurs with jodhpur boots 10 & Under) or breeches with hunt boots.
Western saddle for western seat, and hunt saddle for hunter seat are to be used. Work bridles and bits, including snaffles, are allowed.
How to Compete
You can practice for your video and if there is a pattern you may practice that as well. When ready you will record your go. Below you will find the button to the online entry form. You will include your name and email and AHA membership number to ensure your feedback comes straight to you. Follow each class’s posted pattern and filming guidelines – failure to do so is grounds for disqualification. When disqualified your critique will include a coupon code to use as a free entry into the next show.
- Camera position for class: Profile or where indicated on the pattern for the specific class.
- Position camera in landscape/sideways mode.
- Distance from horse: Horses must be filmed from the profile approximately 40 feet away.
- Time allowed: Must show 5-10 seconds in each of the required gaits or demonstrate the pattern for the class. Maximum time limit is defined in the class specifics.
- Only one video per class entry is allowed.
- Video must be one continuous clip, raw and unretouched. Video may not be edited. If it is edited it will be disqualified.
- Gaits must be demonstrated in the order specified for the class.
- Measurements are approximations and are merely guidelines when setting up your pattern.
- Coaching during the video is not allowed.
- Natural background sound for the class must be audible. Background music is not allowed.
- Video entries must be taped during the posted show dates and submitted by the posted deadline with the entry form. Visually indicate the date of videotaping, within the actual video. Failure to do so is grounds for disqualification.
- The judge’s decision is final.
- Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive or any video hosting site that allows for a PUBLICLY viewable link to be created. This is how the video will be submitted in your entry form.
Tips for making your Video
- Ensure you have good lighting. If indoors make sure your entry is not backlit.
- Place video in landscape mode/sideways.
- Phones on a tripod are great and the patterns indicate where to place the camera.
- Pivo pod is a smart interactive pod that holds your phone for videoing and has fast action capability for horses.
- Keep the horse in the frame at all times.
No refunds will be given after the video link is provided to the judge.
Season High Point
The virtual show season will run from December 2021 – May 2022
- High Point All-Around Exhibitor
- High Point Walk/Trot/Jog Exhibitor
Prizes awarded at end of season to Champion and Reserve. Exhibitors may show multiple horses. Sport Horse In-hand, Performance Halter, and Showmanship will be counted towards the High Point All-Around Exhibitor.
- Points awarded as follows (no matter how many horses are in the class)
- 1st – 5 points
- 2nd – 4 points
- 3rd – 3 points
- 4th – 2 points
- 5th – 1 point
Questions regarding class rules or patterns, or about the Arabian Horse Association in general, may be directed to the Arabian Horse Association via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding payment or video upload issues may be directed to Elizabeth Lawhorn with the American Paint Horse Association at this email address: email@example.com