I agree that there has to be some method to determine who is eligible for a Foundation seal...... I didn't get that point clarified, but I'm guessing that there is something somewhere. As for the judging aspect - it is VERY difficult at some times. In the Foundation class if there is two conformationally correct ponies and one non-conformationally correct Foundation, what do you do?! I would LOVE to hear the opinions...... if I place the truly Foundation pony then this is seen as placing a lesser pony over the others. If I place the classicy ponies, then I'm placing possibly off-type. What is the solution?! I don't think there is a great one...... PLUS it puts the judges in a very sticky situation. I think that we all, yes, even the new people, should look at the standard of perfection as established by the rule book. It clearly spells out what each division should look like - I believe that the ponies in the "gray" area are less scrutinized as they do possibly look somewhat like two types, it's the ones that are CLEARLY Classic showing Foundation that cause the problems.