AQHA and ‘B’ shows

Since AQHA has run out of A numbered shows, they have started giving out B numbered shows. The Show # field within Horse Show for Windows is a numeric field and doesn’t allow for characters at all. Back when AQHA started with their A shows we made a change to tell users that the field¬†wouldn’t take the A but would just use the numeric portion and the correct ID would be stored in a new Show ID field.

We probably should have set up that message to come up when you put in any characters but since AQHA had told us they were moving to six digit numeric show IDs, we figured it wasn’t needed. Ah well, now we’ve moved to B numbered shows and we just found out about from a user a few weeks ago – several months after our update was released.

We will eventually get the software on board with the change but you can handle it yourself. In the Show # field, just put the numeric portion of the ID and then in the Show ID field (in between the Appr Assn and the Notes fields), put the full Show ID that was given to you from AQHA. That’s what the software was doing automatically so you can make those adjustments on your own. The program uses that Show ID field to generate the reports and text files so you’ll be all set once you manually make that happen.

Sorry for the inconvenience – one of these days we’ll all be on the same page at the same time!

Additional changes for POAC users

Now that the software has been in use at many POAC shows including the Eastern Classic, we’ve made a few more changes to the software for our POAC users and have posted an update to our website. You can download the update by clicking here. We will also be creating installation CDs and mailing them out to the contact person that we have on file the beginning part of next week.

Some of the changes that have been made:

  • An adjustment to point designation groups of several classes as there was a mis-understanding between us and the POAC national office as to which classes needed to have a designation.
  • The ability to adjust/reset Pts Des for an entry in Back# Mode – this may need to be done in order to clear a Y or N from this field on classes that didn’t really need them but were expecting them in previous versions of the software.
  • The ability to set (and save) restrictions on age of rider, sex of rider, age of horse, sex of horse, height of horse in the Pre-set lists of the Awards | CircuitShow Hi Point Awards | pre-set class lists
  • You can also save the option on how points get rolled up – by back#, back# & rider, rider only, and horse only
    • Currently the ‘horse only’ option is not yet functional – if points are to be rolled up by pony only, you will need to manually add points together for ponies that hold more than one back number;
    • This will eventually be used not only for those awards that are pony oriented at shows but also for year end reports since not all ponies hold the same back number throughout the entire season.
  • We have added the exhibitor and their city/state to the Standings screen so that those who have a computer doing results up with their announcer don’t need to print out the results
We are continuing additional changes to allow for membership tracking (right now, you can check the Member box in the People screen for all members of your local club). We will be adding an eligibility date so that only those who are paid members during the show dates you are tracking will show up on the year-end reports.
Remember that if you are having any trouble, you can contact us through the contact form or 614.348.4558 (text or call) and we are happy to help.