AMHR/ASPC Cross Enter at SAME SHOW Proposal

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Minimor

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See--there's the thing though--in a Morgan type Mini (or pony) some would be saddle type, some hunter type, some western type--but a certain percentage wouldn't agree with me.

I imagine we will see DNA come in one day, not sure how soon, I'm not opposed to that but then I'm not breeding so wouldn't have a bunch to do.
 

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Being able to show by type isn't always the answer... Judges seem to prefer to pick the most extreme of any class. How often have you heard a Shetland exhibitor say "that pony shouldn't be shown Classic, it's breaking level!" Or a mini exhibitor griping that a Country horse is too extreme and should be shown Pleasure.

Fact is, there are Shetland ponies that have their Halter Hall of Fames as BOTH a classic AND a modern! This means that type is subjective and lots of judges see things differently.

We also see minis HOF in both Country and Pleasure. So type is not an answer.
 

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Interesting tidbit of history - the first DNA program in the ASPC/AMHR was the Modern Sweepstakes. The Modern Sweepstakes was started as a DNA based program in the 1990's and modeled after the AHHS's Hackney Limited Breeders' Sweepstakes. The Classic Sweepstakes started a few years later and also had a DNA requirement from its inception. The AMHR Sweepstakes existed for many years without a DNA requirement.

(If Holly was breeding she could DNA half her Shetland herd and get them DNA parentage verified as most of my breeding stock already has DNA on file - eventually they all will!)
 

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As a Straight AMHR breeder, I am looking at 20 years of stallion reports that I have sent in, on generations of AMHR horses in order to get them registered. Just one wrong number or mistake and those horses are out, or I am viewed as a dishonest breeder. One mistake can throw a horse out.

I have drawers full of paper work that I am scared to get rid of because I may need a copy of this or that or proof of this or that. I almost go crazy that I may forget to do stuff.

If I make a mistake of forget something, that horses papers are no good. I can't sell that horse as a registered horse and it can never come in and show. And rightly so.

However, if I do nothing and just register them AMHA, in they come for 100 or 200 dollars. No paperwork, no records sent to AMHR. I just wander around take a look at my AMHA horses see which one looks good, slap my money down, get a trainer and I could win AMHR Nationals.
 

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