Leveling programs have been instituted in other breeds and disciplines with success and the long time desire of exhibitors to “Level” the playing field and to be able to compete with “true” peers in like ability and not be grouped strictly by ages. With this in mind a dedicated committee consisting of exhibitors, judges, show officials and AHA staff researched and came up with a program.
With the passage of Resolution 6-13 at the AHA convention in 2013, the Achievement Leveling Program was established. The new program encompassed Select and added new levels of Choice, Elite and Primetime, and was put into the USEF rule book effective for the 2014 USEF competition year.
Since so many people already were familiar with the “Achievement Awards Program” points (AHA Handbook Chapter 18) that system of points was selected to be utilized for the Achievement Leveling Program.
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