As a celebration of the Society's Centenary 1918-2018 the AHS have launched new performance based ridden classes.
The Ridden element of these classes will be different from anything previously seen. Early in the calendar year (March) the society will publish 9 set shows (N1-3 R4-6 & O7-9)
Both the Arab Horse Society National Show (Malvern) and the British Arabian Championships will hold 3 classes Novice, Restricted & Open (Novice usual AHS criteria and Restricted, Horse never to have qualified for Hoys) Horses may only compete in any 2 eligible Categories. Classes are open to pure, parts or Anglo Arabs. The Judge will not ride.
Theses classes will be judged at the shows by 2 judges – one assessing the go round and the set show and the second assessing the Horses Type and conformation.
Marks will be award as follows
Ride Judge (Must be from the AHS Ridden panel)
10 Marks - Go round (Horses should be placed in a preliminary order and marks awarded 1st 10 points 2nd 9 points and so forth)
30 Marks - Show Accuracy (5 marks for each of 6 set elements within the show)
10 Marks - Manners and Style
Conformation Judge (May be from the AHS Ridden or in hand panel)
20 Marks - Type
20 Marks – Conformation
10 Marks – Movement
The set shows chosen for each show will be announced 7 days prior to the show.
OTHER AHS AFFILIATIED SHOWS MAY IF THEY WISH INCLUDE THESE CLASSES