2017 Level 1 Championships West

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  1. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Alright, I figured I would start a thread for the Level 1 Championships! :p I'm a little excited if you couldn't tell.

    The show is happening in Las Vegas April 19-23 at South Point Casino.

    I will be arriving the 17th and my horse will be in the 17th or 18th. I'm showing in Level 1 Amateur Hunter hack on the 20th and HUS and Eq (both Level 1 and Rookie) on the 21st.:willynilly:

    Anyone else going? I know at least one or two from here is planning to attend! Share pics and which classes you're going to do if you want! :)

    And just so everyone else doesn't feel left out, if you're doing one of the other Level 1 Championships feel free to share. :LOL:

    Old photo for me (my horse was 3 here) but one of the only showring photos I have.
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    LoveTrail Senior Member

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    I'm showing Foxy in Love 1 Select Am Horsemanship-23rd , Western Pleasure-22nd, Showmanship-19th, Hunter Under Saddle-21st, and Hunt Seat Eq-21st. And in Rookie Hunter Under-21st and Am. Performance Geldings-19th at South Pointe.

    I was coming with a friend, but her horse came down with laminitis, unfortunately with him I learned what a pounding digital pulse is. :blushing: Another friend, trainer at the barn I am at. is going to take Foxy for me and I will follow her. We plan on leaving the 17th at night and get in line to check in before 8 am on the 18th. I might end up with stalling those friends if they can move my stall to be next to them versus now by my myself.

    This is from the 2015 show with my daughter.

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    And funny background on this photo. There is a puppy in my daughter's lap, but she is hard to see. And my head was photo shopped on because I over did the getting my chin up in the original. But they made my neck a little longer than it really is. :cool:
     
  3. kodemiester

    kodemiester Senior Member

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    Good luck ladies!! I cant wait to see lots of pictures and updates on FB ;)

    My trainer has 2 going down to show so I cant wait to hear how they do too :)
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Yay can't wait!! @LoveTrail Hopefully you'll get moved to be by some people you know. Maybe you'll wind up by us! :p

    @kodemiester are you going to go one of these days? :)
     
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    kodemiester Senior Member

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    I mhoping to next year (2018). Im not real familiar with the qualifying though.. can you just go with out having the 20 judges with you show just the am rookie? I thought I seen that some where that you didnt need the 20 judges for the rookie...I wanted to get the 20 judges done this summer but it looks like due to being busy this summer i might only get about half the judges done again :(
     
  6. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if you have to show level 1 to qualify under judges or not but @LoveTrail probably knows that one. If you don't have the time/funds to do too many shows, just go and show halter or sms (usually done early in the show), then go home. :) You still get your judges, but save $$ in the process.

    I personally qualified nationally by placing top 10 in Level 1 at a Regional show, but you may not have one in reasonable distance to you. It just was cheaper for me to do it that way. I still shelled out quite a bit because of travel and I showed in multiple classes, but would have spent more qualifying through judges.

    For Rookie, you don't have to qualify at all! Only have to be rookie eligible. So less than 10 pts in whatever category you want to show in. You could go this year (although East's deadline for entry is April 1) and just do Rookie classes, but would not be able to do Level 1, since you have to qualify for those ones.
     
  7. LoveTrail

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    They changed it last year to just showing 20 shows regardless of the class. And same with regional placings, any top ten placing will get you qualified. And each state has a different criteria for qualifying. My state is one of the easier ones. You just need to be a member and show once. Had three friends qualify at our last show of the year literally. The show ran from December 29-January 3. Texas is a hard one. They have only one show where you have to place to qualify. Being a big state the distance could be quite far.
     
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    Hmm! Thats a good idea to do halter/sms and then go home. So it doesnt matter what classes you show in, as long as you show under 20 level 1 classes/judges? That might be do able, but we will see what happens this summer :) @LoveTrail, does the 20 judges/class matter for showing Rookie at the championship show too?

    The closest to me is region 2 I believe, and thats an 8 hour hike one direction... so probably no doable. :(

    Ace and I have quite a bit of work to do before we go haha Id liek to show SMS, HMS and Trail WHEN we do go. I dont think he has the movement to even get a top 15 or 10 in the WP.

    ETA: Not finding anything on the MNQHA page about how to qualify for the novice world show.. Ill have to go check out AQHA and see if I find anything there.
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    @kodemiester Region 2 is a 14 hour drive one way from me, but I am considering going one year. Lol Region 1 is an 8-9 hour drive one way for me and that's where I went. Just have your horse go with someone else! Split fuel, it would be cheaper.

    If you can, I would also try for Eq also. No reason not to, unless you just don't like English. Lol
     
  10. LoveTrail

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    Yep, no qualifying for rookie classes. And yep, any class counts for each show.

    Is MNQHA Minnesota or Montana?

    Yeah, I can't do Region 2 this year, have to go to a relative's wedding.
     

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