Recent Board Decisions
February 2016 Meeting
After much discussion, a motion was made to adopt a new format for the 2016 Championship Show. Motion was second. Motion passed.
Non Pro Class for illustration purposes:
• All contestants must be qualified having shown 4 times at one ACHA affiliate or 8 times at any combination of ACHA affiliates, or be in the top 10 for the season. Contestants must be in good standing.
• Each contestant will be required to pre-enter as in the past.
• Class will run 1st go on designated day 1 and 2nd go on designated day 2.
• Entry fee will be paid for each day / $1,000 added money each day.
• Payout on each day will be based on our regular weekend payout system.
• The Champion and Reserve Champion will be determined by the highest combined score from both days.
In short, every cutter will have a shot at the purse and added money on both days, a shot at the championship, and an overall lower entry fee to play.
January 2016 Meeting
A motion was made to amend the Non-Pro qualifications for persons applying for a Non-Pro Card.
An individual may apply for Non-Pro if duties of a trainer had not been performed as follows:
Has not performed duties as a trainer for the past year and has not earned more than $5,000 in open earnings (including aged events)
Has not performed duties as trainer for the past 3 years and has less that $10,000 in in open earnings ( including aged events)
Has not performed duties as a trainer for the past 5 years and has less than $20,000 in open earnings (including aged events).
The applications made would come before the ACHA Board for approval. This rule would be effective October 1, 2016. Motion received a second. Motion passed unanimously.
November / December 2015
There was much discussion on the 2016 Season including the ACHA Weekend and The Championship Show. No motions were made or taken to vote in the November and December Meetings.
Combine the Junior and Senior classes in order to make a class. Award points to those showing. Example (2 juniors showing, highest scored junior will get 2 points. The other 1 point.) Class within a class.
Discussion of adding option of having a CPA firm to count ballots if necessary. Motion was made by Billy Owens to accept rule. 2nd by Jana Lowe. Rule passed.
Rule16: Motion was made to change wording to read earnings on horse or rider would be combined from the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Cutting Horse Association records as to eligibility in classes. Motioned received a second. Motion carried.
Rule 16A: Needs to state a specific rule of action to be taken (entry fees forfeited, repay earnings) on first offense. Second offense a fine would be imposed based on the Boards decision. (Rule 40) After reading those changes, Board discussion and corrections were made. A Motion was made to make changes as written. Motion received a second. Motion passed.
A motion was made, after much discussion, to move forward on hiring a marketing person for the ACHA. Motion was tabled for more discussion at the November meeting.
April 8, 2017
American Oklahoma CHA - Corn, OK
Apr 22 & 23, 2017
American Southwest Texas - Belton, TX
Apr 29 & 30, 2017
American South Texas - Brenham, TX
There have been several rule changes for 2017
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2017 ACHA Weekend
May 19, 20, & 21
Washington County Fairgrounds
Kathy Daughn Clinic - May 18
Thank You Sponsors
2017 YEAR END SADDLE SPONSORS:
Derk Harmsen Construction
David & Martha Wilson
The Paul Bassel Family
Ronney & Alana Coleman
Mitchell Pipe & Supply, LLC
2017 Year End Sponsors
2017 ACHA Weekend Sponsors:
Lee and Judy Barron - Youth Buckles
Bowers Veterinary Clinic
Tony & Jeannie Seamons
Cletus Hulling Cutting Horses
Robert Fuentes Cutting Horses