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Why Exhibitors Attend Certain Shows: A Show Manager’s Perspective

Is it the prestige of an event like at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress? Is it the added money classes like those at The Arizona Sun Circuit? Or is it the exhibitor parties and social atmosphere like at The Buckeye Classic? Every year, trainers and exhibitors select different shows to attend and with the summer […]

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Fitness and the Show Pen: Working out with Amateur Exhibitor and Fitness Guru, Cami Van Aken

As horse show exhibitors who are passionate about our chosen sport, it is natural for equestrians to do whatever it takes to achieve a competitive edge to improve our performance. We all know that posture and position can be the difference between winning and not winning a pattern class. But, while practice, saddle time, and studying trends […]

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Social Media Part 1: We Ask Trainers, How Has Social Media Affected Your Business?

In today’s world, where social media has taken center stage as the PA system of our lives, it is easy to ask the question, “If something happens and you don’t post it on social media, did it really happen?” Obviously, we all have lives outside of social media, but it often seems as though our […]

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GoHorseShow Asks the Industry: What do You Think About the New Solid Paint Bred Rule?

It has been a major discussion in the paint horse industry regarding solid paint bred (SPB) horses possibly being given the right to show alongside APHA regular registered (RR) horses. Though multiple rule change proposals were turned down regarding this subject at the 2017 APHA National Convention, a door was opened allowing more opportunities for […]

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March GoMag Spring Shows Issue Now Online

Spring is in the air and the March issue of GoMag is a celebration of all things spring. While many people celebrate Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day or college basketball’s March Madness, in the horse world we celebrate breeding season, babies being born and being able to show at some of the biggest events of […]

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Lucky Charms: Exhibitors Share Their Horse Show Rituals in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Luck is word frequently heard around horse shows; you may hear it before you walk into the arena as your trainer wishes you, “Good luck!” or you may hear it walking out of the arena as they say, “Bummer, that was a stroke of bad luck.” Good, bad, or indifferent, luck is a flighty element […]

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What Matters Most: The Most Important Checklist For Horse Show Success

As riders, sometimes we can get so caught up in the glitz and the glamor of the horse show lifestyle that we make impulsive decisions without considering what really matters on the road to success. Sure, you need clothes and tack to win in the pen, but the emotions that come along the way can typically […]

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Sun Circuit Show Ring Fashion: What’s Everyone Wearing This Year?

If someone brought fashion designer Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s Creative Director, to the 2017 Arizona Sun Circuit, he would be right in his element. Bold patterns, pitch black contrasting fresh neutrals, precise detailing, pops of color and convertible tops are at the forefront of today’s show ring style. Just when you thought contouring was only for […]

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The Top Five Things Your Trainer Wishes You Knew

What would you find if you could read your trainer’s mind? You know the feeling – you just rode by your trainer on the rail and totally missed their message; did he say more leg? Did she tell me to sit down or sit up? Perhaps you’re lined up for halter, and your trainer’s hand […]

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APHA Announces Change in Executive Leadership

FORT WORTH – APHA announced today that George Ready will step down as the association’s 2017 President and as a member of the APHA Executive Committee, effective immediately. The Executive Committee has appointed President-elect Dr. Craig Wood as the acting 2017 President. The decision came soon after APHA’s recently concluded Annual Convention and Membership Meeting […]

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