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We Ask The Experts: The Art of Longe Line

Longe line has become a popular event among both amateurs and professionals over recent years as it allows a place to showcase and market yearlings in the show pen as future riding prospects. It also doesn’t hurt that many longe line classes are futurities, so the chance to earn a paycheck is enticing. GoHorseShow spoke […]

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The Consignment Route: Tips on Putting Together a Winning Outfit on a Budget

Finding the perfect show outfit can be difficult, especially if you are on a budget. As many exhibitors know, the horse show industry can be challenging when it comes to being budget friendly. Purchasing gorgeous and unique showpieces without spending thousands of dollars seems impossible, but it can be done. Consignment stores offer gently used, […]

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They May As Well Be Neon: Five Obvious Signs an Exhibitor is Off Their Game

It doesn’t take flashing neon lights to communicate to a judge you didn’t bring your A-game. In fact, there are a few things that will turn the judge’s head…away! In this, the final installment of a two-part series, three AQHA judges share the tell-tale signs they notice when an exhibitor lacks the polish to win the […]

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Harris Leather and Silverworks Leads Branding Lecture

The Harris family of Harris Leather and Silverworks presented a short lecture on branding to an over-capacity crowd during the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours Breakfast. Several people stood in the hall listening, so as to not pass fire capacity limits in the meeting room, as Phil Harris introduced those assembled to […]

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We Ask The Industry: What are Your Favorite Show Ring Fashion Trends?

Horse show fashion trends are constantly evolving in the show pen. Bolero vests, two tone saddles, classic button-up shirts, the list goes on and on. There are often sentimental attachments to show clothing, whether it be a hunt coat, a pair of chaps, or even just a well-made hat. Show clothes give an exhibitor confidence […]

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We Ask the Industry: Favorite Halter Horse of All Time?

All halter trainers and exhibitors have that one horse that is their favorite for one reason or another. Maybe it was the first one that they ever won the Congress or the World with, or perhaps the one that helped them make their mark in the industry. While some talked about horses that they trained […]

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Forget the Flashing Neon: Five Obvious Signs an Exhibitor Brought Their A-Game

What is it about those exhibitors who, the moment they approach the cone, you know they’re going to nail their pattern? Those same exhibitors who, even in the warm-up pen, your eyes are drawn to them? The ones who make the judges sit up and think, Now here’s a contender? For some, it may seem […]

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Social Media Part 2: Leave it to the Professionals

Social media, once a medium for college students to connect at their school, has now evolved into so much more. These days, entire business deals and connections are formed through social media. However, representing a business on social media is a very intricate process that takes time and meticulous planning. After interviewing horse trainers about […]

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Think Like a Champion: How Winners Prepare for High Stakes Pressure

Often, champion riders look like they have nerves of steel or ice water running through their veins. They seem to have an innate confidence in themselves. While they may be born with that self-assurance, riders with the right mental and physical training can develop these positive traits. In the show ring, some of us get […]

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We Ask Trainers and Exhibitors: What Does Success Mean to You?

Success – it’s something everyone wants to have in life as well as showing horses. But, what does success mean to you? Everyone has different definitions according to their belief system, goals and expectations. Some people have goals to win the Congress and the World. Others to just show their horse and have a good […]

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