AQHA and PHBA member, Diane Stenborg, of DeLand,
Florida, is not only able to compete in a class
that most find daunting, but has achieved winning
three World titles as well. What’s so special
about Diane and her accomplishments you might ask?
Diane Stenborg is legally blind.
We are heartbroken to report that beloved gelding
and Congress Champion, RL A Sudden Image (Larry)
passed away at the age of 12 due to complications
associated with laminitis. The chestnut gelding
was by A Sudden Impulse and out of Miss Good Asset
and bred by the Roberts Development Corporation.
Larry was last owned by the Nowacki Family of
“My favorite thing about Avery is she knows me better than anyone else and I feel like I can be myself around her,” says Bailey pictured right with Avery.
There’s a t-shirt that says a girl’s best friend
is her horse. While we won’t dispute that, we do
know there are some unforgettable pairs that have
been hitting the horse show circuits for a few
years now. Their friendships have survived
competing against each other at shows, including
the upcoming AQHYA World Show. GoHorseShow talked
to best friends, Avery Ellis and Bailey Anderson;
Abbi Demel and Kaylee Mellott, and Paige
Stopperich and Courtney Allen. Find out more about
their longtime friendships developed through their
love of horses.
The Gordyville Shootout and AQHA show took place
July 17th through the 20th in Gifford, Illinois.
There were six AQHA split/combined shows, the
annual shootout, and NSBA Futurity
Classic. "The western pleasure classes were
well attended and very competitive," says
Gordyville Show Manager Jody
The Tidwell Family of Cartersville, Georgia
just had another great show with their palomino
gelding, CowboysAintEasyToLuv (Waylon) at the PHBA
World Show. Last year, Michael and Justine won
their first PHBA World Championship with Waylon in
the Junior Hunter Under Saddle with their
assistant trainer, Alyssa Casa in the
irons. This year, the family came home with
an impressive stack of ribbons and
Are you preparing for any of the numerous and
upcoming World Championship Shows? If so, you
already know how different the big shows are from
the state level horse show. The anticipation is
built into everything surrounding the show and
somehow, every little detail just feels special.
This is the show you have prepared all year for,
excitement fills the air making expectations run
"Somebodys Bull was probably the ugliest Bull Parker, but his heart and talent made up for his looks," Gretchen remembers.
Would you believe that a horse that was described
as "skinny" and "pathetic" and was purchased
through a killer sale for just $60 in Texas, would
go on to win the All American Quarter Horse
Congress in Amateur Horsemanship? AQHA judge and
trainer, Holly Hover, tells GoHorseShow the story
of when she received a phone call that would
forever change the life of the people and horses
The 2014 Country Music Circuit was held in
Harriman, TN on July 18th thru 20th. This show was
blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite
the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed
to have a great time. Judges for the show were
Dean Bogart, Charlene Carter, Stephanie Lynn, and
Brent Maxwell. The show had good participation in
classes across the board, from fence classes to
ranch horse pleasure.