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Kari Jewell & Lauren Stepaniak’s Final Picture of the Day from Level 1 Central Championships

Our final picture of the day from the Level 1 Championships in Oklahoma City is of 12-year-old twins, Tee and Taylor Worley, who were champion and reserve champion, respectively, in the Youth Cutting this morning. Tee showed eight-year-old Spoonful of Jewels (Preacher) and Taylor showed 11-year-old High Rolling Country (Kat). They will also be competing […]

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The Duo That Could: How a $2,500 4-H Project Horse Turned into a Level 1 Champion

On Friday, Missouri native Dani Picard and Zips Ultimatum (Armani) won the Amateur Horsemanship at the AQHA Level 1 Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In a class of 40, they had two firsts and were an impressive 59 points ahead of the reserve champion. Dani and Armani have been a team since 2012, when she […]

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The Rock Candids & Go To Place for AQHA Level 1 Central Championships

The AQHA Level 1 Central Championships got underway on Tuesday, April 11th and is running through the 15th in Oklahoma City. This show will offer AQHA’s core and over-fences classes and will be the only Level 1 Championships to offer cattle classes. CLICK HERE to view The Rock candids kindly taken by Carey Nowacek and […]

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Surrogate Mother, Peach, Saves the Day for One Special Foal

It’s the most wonderful time of year for horse owners as spring brings the promise of warmer weather and, of course, long-awaited foals begin making their way into the world. Accompanying these spunky little creatures is a slew of new possibilities for the future and new opportunities to be reminded of the immense joy horses […]

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Four Tips for Making a Great First Impression in the Show Arena

Presenting a horse to the best of their ability comes with a significant amount of practice and finessing. A great first impression can set the tone for the rest of your show. While it is evident that overall presentation is an important deciding factor, listed below are some important factors to keep in mind when […]

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We Ask Exhibitors: The One Piece of Tack You Can’t Live Without

We’ve all been there. We show up to the barn to ride and we forgot our boots and we have to borrow someone else’s. No matter how well they fit, you still don’t get the same feel that you are used to in your own boots. This could easily be the case for a number […]

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Show Ring Tips: Prepping for Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association hosts three Level One Championship shows each year (Las Vegas, Nevada, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Raleigh, North Carolina) to give Level One exhibitors and horses the opportunity to showcase their talents on a grand stage. For Level One riders, competing at one of these shows is one of the toughest […]

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#WhiteLegsForTheWin: Sleepin Takes AQHA English Events by Storm

Natural talent in a young horse is one of the most desired qualities in today’s equine industry. To say the foals of today have the ability to shape the stylistic outcome of the show pen tomorrow wouldn’t be a stretch. Some horses have the potential to catch our eye as gangly foals and yearlings. The […]

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Picture Perfect: 10 Tips for Better Conformation Pictures of Your Horse

A picture is worth 1,000 words. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Seeing is believing. Whether you’re looking to promote your horse, sell it, or just plain show it off, the old saying “a picture is worth 1,000 words” couldn’t be more true. In today’s horse world, pictures are everywhere. Be […]

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The Rock Candids and Report from Circle G Classic

ArQHA’s Circle G Classic presented significant numbers to six judges in Tunica, Mississippi on March 31 – April 2. This was the 10th year the show was held in Tunica. Awards given included arena bags and gift certificates to circuit champions and a buckle to the High-Point Select Amateur. The weekend started off on Friday […]

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