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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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GoHorseShow Asks the Industry: Thoughts on the 2016 AQHA Incentive Fund 20 Point Cap?

Back in its heyday, the AQHA Incentive Fund was a must for all breeders. Potential owners would not buy a horse that wasn’t enrolled in the program. Some would argue that the fund, which was started in 1983, has been struggling the past decade due to several factors such as the economy, resulting in a […]

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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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Balancing Horse Showing and School: University Edition

School, jobs, Greek life, clubs, social life…the list just goes on and on for college students. Today, students are being asked to handle much more than just receiving their degree. Employers are looking for well-rounded individuals who can get work experience while managing college and other activities. But there are a lucky few who can […]

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Final Report: Lauren Crivelli Stanley Reports from the 2017 Sun Circuit

The sun has set on the final day of the Arizona Sun Circuit and it may have been the best day yet. The sun was shining with a fresh breeze blowing across the arena providing a cooling relief from the heat. The classes remained significant and strong for the final day with exhibitors holding on […]

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Cathy Frank’s Final Picture of the Day from the Arizona Sun Circuit

Today was the final day of the 2017 Arizona Sun Circuit, and the last day of my Picture of the Day. Awards handed out and winning photos taken. Stall drapes have been taken down and packed away for the next show and bands and braids taken out. Show clothes are back in their garment bags. […]

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Even More Rock Candids and Results from 2017 Arizona Sun Circuit

The Arizona Sun Circuit is a favorite horse show for many people and GoHorseShow is on site to capture candids and interesting stories from this year’s show. So far, the weather has been cooperating, and it appears to have been a smart move to change the show dates to March. Show management is making the […]

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Black Creek Crossing: Three Generations of Horse Show Royalty

This time of year, the equine industry flourishes with newborn foals. Our newsfeeds filled with “Welcome to the World” photos, and breeders sharing the exciting news of their stallion’s offspring. For Lori Watkins, owner and operator of Black Creek Crossing, the 2017 breeding season holds a special place in her heart. With the birth of […]

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Legendary Performance Halter Mare, A Classic Edition, Passes Away

We are saddened to report that the great performance halter mare, A Classic Edition, has passed away. The 2004 mare largely known for her signature buckskin color was by Kids Classic Style and out of Cooleah. She was bred by Michael and Sandra Ellis of Neenah, Wisconsin and owned by Dan Fox of Chino, California […]

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