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Published 10/27/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Today, it's still a family affair with several family members running the business. Pictured left to right, Ralph and Mabelene Harris and Phil and Phyllis Harris. Photo © Kurt Clark
This year Harris Leather and Silverworks celebrated their 25th year at the Congress. When GoHorseShow visited them in Congress Hall, their booth was packed full of shoppers looking for all types of items including saddles, bridles, buckles, boots, spurs and Harris logo clothes. The entire Harris family was there to answer questions and help anyone that walked through the door. 

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Published 10/26/2014 - 12:53 p.m. CDT

"He is the kind of horse I have always dreamed of owning but really didn't think would ever happen," Affeldt told GoHorseShow. Photo © Impulse Photography
It is not uncommon for top horses to sell at the Congress after having a very successful horse show. One big sale so far this year involves the 2013 NSBA Horse of the Year, Huntin My Zipper. Following an outstanding Congress, Rebekah Kazakevicius sold the four year-old gelding to amateur Larisa Affeldt. Huntin My Zipper had just won one Congress Championship and two Reserve Congress Championships.

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Published 10/26/2014 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

We are so thankful to Ohio Quarter Horse Association and NSBA to allow us to share Invitation Only with the world at last night's presentation. Photo © NSBA
GoHorseShow is excited to have Debbi Trubee of Pine View Farm doing the picture of the day for us at the Congress. Pine View Farm is the home of Invitation Only, Lazy Loper, The Best Martini, Winnies Willy and Lopin Lazy. Trubee along with Roger Landis are the breeding managers for the farm, and we are thrilled she wanted to share her pictures with us from the 48th Anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Check out her pictures from the show.

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Published 10/26/2014 - 9:00 a.m. CDT

Livvie Van Lanen and All But Sudden were awarded the Novice 14-18 All-Around and Reserve Youth 15-18. "I would like to thank Highpoint Performance Horses for all of their hard work and continuous support!" Livvie told GoHorseShow.
The Congress has announced the 2014 All-Around winners. These awards include six All-Around awards, one each for Open, Amateur, Youth, Youth aged 15-18, Youth aged 12-14 and Youth aged 11 and Under, as well as fuve High-Point awards, one each for Amateur Select, Novice Amateur, Novice Youth aged 14-18, Novice Youth aged 13 and Under and Small Fry. talked to a few of these winners about their accomplishments.

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Published 10/26/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Congress judges agreed that Rusty Green had the best seat in the house aboard Bestseatnthehouse, winning the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity. Photo © NSBA
Congress judges agreed that Rusty Green had the best seat in the house aboard Bestseatnthehouse, winning the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity. Green and his wife Katie own the mare. The win brought $8,786.04 to the Greens, and an additional $4,574.80 for winning the Southern Belle Breeders portion of the class.

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Published 10/25/2014 - 10:57 p.m. CDT

"It is a wonderful feeling to win with a horse that you bred and raised," owner Adria Smith told GoHorseShow. Pictured here, rider Trish Yamber.
It was an exciting Saturday night at the Congress with the Two Year-Old Masters Classes. The hunter under saddle class started at 7 pm with the horses trotting down the middle and a quick warm up. There were nine in the class with three of the top horses being sired by These Irons Are Hot. The champion was My Invitations Are Hot with Trish Yamber in the irons with three firsts and a second. 

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Published 10/25/2014 - 3:07 p.m. CDT

New breeding manager, Cindy McCraw, is happy to offer a one year only reduced stud fee of $1250. Photo © Impulse Photography
Congress Champion sire, Machine Made has had four very successful breeding seasons, thanks to Milt Alderman, Kim Dean and Rick McDonald. His first foal crop are two year-olds and the up-and-coming sire has celebrated many futurity winners as well as a 2014 Congress Champion. At this year's Congress, Justa Machine, by Machine Made, won the Two Year Old Western Pleasure Stakes Limited division with Wade Black for owner Cheryl Mullikin.

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Published 10/25/2014 - 2:10 p.m. CDT

"He is so easy to ride and a really sweet horse," Kathryn, who is five months pregnant, told GoHorseShow.
"Elvis" was definitely in the building this weekend at the Congress. Okay, so it wasn't the real Elvis Presley, but close to it when it comes to horse show royalty. The Vital Invitation, affectionately known as Elvis, and his owner and rider, Kathryn deVries were crowned Congress NSBA Champions and Reserve Congress Champions in Novice Amateur Western Riding on Friday. They also ended up fifth in a tough Amateur Western Riding on Saturday with a cumulative score of a 227.5.

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