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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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The Rock Candids and Report from Gordyville Spring Fling

The ILQHA Gordyville Spring Fling wrapped up Sunday with just under 9,500 total entries. There were 7 days of showing over a 9-day span with a total of 10 judges. The show gave away 12,500 in prize money, Circuit Awards, All Around Trophies and motorized scooters for the Overall All-Arounds. There was a pizza party, […]

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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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Bret Parrish and Pistol Packin Mann Win $25,000 in Hylton Maiden Class

GoHorseShow would like to congratulate trainer, Bret Parrish, and Pistol Packin Mann (Pistol) on winning the Hylton Maiden Three-Year-Old and Over Western Pleasure Class at the Virginia Spring Breakout Show. This winning team came home with a check for $25,000 in Lexington, Virginia on Saturday evening. Thirteen talented horses competed in the class where Parrish […]

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GoSmart with Charlie and Jason: Be Smart About Horse Shopping – Part Two

GoHorseShow, in partnership with SmartPak, is pleased to continue the highly popular column, GoSmart with Charlie and Jason. Team SmartPak riders, Charlie Cole and Jason Martin, have achieved success beyond compare. Since founding Highpoint Performance Horses in 1992, they have trained over 100 World Champions and 200 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champions. Without question, a […]

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Youth Competitor, Alyvia Dixon, Honors Fallen Police Officer with Heartwarming ‘Thin Blue Line’ Show Jacket

As youth exhibitors enter the show pen, it’s easy to pick out the horse show moms and dads on the rail. If the grooming totes and dirty rags don’t give them away, the unmistakable look in their eyes does – it’s one of anticipation, nervousness, and most of all, pride. That’s exactly the look you’ll […]

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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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