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AQHA/All-Breed Shows


Articles on Halter

Horse Clipping Tips - Free eBook
Conformation Chart - Free eBook

Balanced Horse Breakdown


Articles on Horsemanship

Horsemanship Patterns - Free eBook

Judge's Perspective 2018 AQHA Youth World 14-18 Horsemanship Winning Run

Hunt Seat Equitation

Articles on Hunt Seat Equitation

Hunt Seat Equitation Patterns - Free eBook

Judge's Perspective 2016 AQHA Select World Show Winning Run

Hunter Under Saddle

Articles on Hunter Under Saddle

2021 AQHA World Show Amateur Hunter Under Saddle Winning Run

Ranch Conformation

A Judge's Perspective Article

Ranch Rail

2020 AQHA World Show Open and Amateur Winning Runs

Ranch Riding

Articles on Ranch Riding

AQHA Ranch Riding Patterns

Judge's Perspective 2018 AQHA Youth World 14-18 Ranch Riding Winning Run

Judge's Perspective 2017 Level 1 Championships Rookie Amateur Ranch Riding Winning Run

Ranch Sign Class

Also called Stock Horse Pleasure by American Stock Horse Association

  • This class measures the ability of the horse to be functional and a pleasure to ride while being used as a means of conveyance from one task to another.
  • What makes this class unique is that horses will be shown individually at the walk, trot, and lope in both directions.
  • Signs for each transition are displayed in the arena.

Gaits to be Performed in this Order

  1. Extended Walk (75 feet)
  2. Trot (150 feet)
  3. Extended Trot (240 feet)
  4. Lope (150 feet)
  5. Stop and Reverse
  6. Ordinary Walk (30 feet)
  7. Lope (150 feet)
  8. Extended Lope (200 feet)
  9. Trot (90 feet)
  10. Stop and Back
    *Distances are dependent on the size of space used for the event

Class Description from SHOT (Stock Horse of Texas Association)

Ranch Trail

Articles on Ranch Trail

Judge's Perspective 2021 AQHA Youth World Ranch Trail Winning Run


Articles on Reining

AQHA Reining Patterns

Judge's Perspective 2017 AQHA World Show Senior Reining Winning Run


Showmanship Basics - Free eBook 
Showmanship Patterns - Free eBook

Articles on Showmanship

Judge's Perspective 2018 AQHA Youth World 14-18 Showmanship Winning Run


Articles on Trail

Judge's Perspective 2018 AQHA Youth World 14-18 Trail Winning Run

Western Pleasure

Articles on Western Pleasure

Judge's Perspective 2015 AQHA World Show Senior Western Pleasure (Top 3)