SHW255. EXHIBITORS CONDUCT
- SHW255.1 To make a formal complaint against an AQHA-approved judge, such complaint must be in writing, signed by the complainant, contain specific facts giving rise to the complaint, and be received by AQHA within a reasonable time from the date of occurrence. By filing this complaint, the complainant agrees to attend a hearing, if any, conducted by AQHA in regard to the matter either at AQHA offices in Amarillo, Texas, or as the Executive Vice President directs.
SHW255.2 Exhibitors shall not contact, nor attempt to contact the judge pertaining to judging of any horses at that show. Further, exhibitors shall not approach judges for any reason prior to the completion of judging unless the ring steward is present.
SHW255.3 No exhibitor will visit or socialize with a judge the day prior to or day of the show.
SHW255.4 An AQHA-approved judge shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect. No person, exhibitor, owner, or otherwise, shall direct abuse or threatening conduct toward them, either in the furtherance of their judging duties, or as a result thereof, whether or not the conduct occurs during an approved event or show, or on or off show grounds.