LOL, I can totally believe it. The APHC is a pain in the rear to deal with. They don't exactly "make it happen" for their members like the AzQHA does.
I do actually have one AQHA mare now, just got her though and she needs some fitting up. I'm going to start out haltering her, but she's not a hard core halter horse. She's got a big ole hip on her though and now that she's fed up a little, she's got that filled out look to her. I'd like to eventually get her ROM in performance and show her in the performance halter, I think she'll kick some serious butt there.
I'm still involved with the quarter horse shows though, I'll be getting two year end awards and I'm hoping to show that new mare a little this year in halter, and start out in January with the halter, barrel racing, and pole bending.
This is her the day after I got her, she's got a lot more muscle and weight on her now:
I'm showing two paints, we'll be getting one year end award through them too. The new mare, the tobiano, I'm trying to get her ready for the reining classes, but will probably start out in 2011 with her since we can't qualify for any year end awards this year
Next year I'll be showing the smart chic olena colt in halter with both clubs! So we will be seeing you