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Heading and heeling videos added to HorseIQ Library

The action moves fast in judged roping events, and a good judge must have a practiced eye to notice the many factors involved in a stellar run; similarly, competitors can learn a lot from watching top-notch rides and reviewing judge scoresheets. And now, both judges and exhibitors can hone their roping knowledge with new videos in the HorseIQ Library.

New to the HorseIQ Library are heading and heeling videos from the 2017 APHA World Championship Show. Use these runs to enhance your understanding of the class judging priorities and scoring system, practice judging and scoring runs, and to understand the nuances that compile to create a winning performance. In addition to the entire slate of class performances from the 2017 Senior Heading and Senior Heeling classes, you’ll find links to a blank scorecard and judges’ official scores.

“The library is an incredibly valuable resource that anyone can use to further develop their skill and knowledge of judging multiple different disciplines. Watching these roping runs can help both judges and exhibitors develop a stronger eye for all the elements of roping classes,” APHA Director of Judges, Shows & Education David Dellin said.

Log in or subscribe to HorseIQ to access the new library of resources. Check back in future weeks as additional classes and resources are added to the library.


 An innovative online education platform, HorseIQ gives exhibitors an interactive look at the rules and judging standards of their favorite classes. In addition to roping, modules on Western pleasure, trail, horsemanship, showmanship, halter and ranch riding are currently available.


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