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Published 07/24/2014 - 7:46 p.m. CDT

The PHBA World Show recently concluded in Tunica, Mississippi where Stenborg walked away with two PHBA World Champion titles and a Reserve World Champion title with her mare, Peponitas Chic Olena (Chick) Photo © Jeff Kirkbride
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.

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Published 07/24/2014 - 11:44 a.m. CDT

"You helped me become the person I am today and for that I'm forever grateful," Jonathan states. Photo © Jeff Kirkbride
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 Hollywood, Florida.

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Published 07/24/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

“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.

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Published 07/23/2014 - 11:43 a.m. CDT

The winner of the Western Pleasure Shootout with 23 shown was Katie Bussing and A Good Cookie, pictured here. Photo © Impulsive Concept Designs
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 Quiram. 

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Published 07/23/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"For the PHBA/NSBA Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Class, it was one of the best rides I've had on him and it was so much fun," Casa states, pictured here after her win. Photo © NSBA.COM

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 trophies.

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Published 07/22/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"Approach your practice like a professional," Lynn states. Photo © Kaleena Katz Weakly
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 high.

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Published 07/21/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"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 involved.

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Published 07/21/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

This show was blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed to have a great time. Photo © TQHA
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.

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