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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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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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Cows and Bushes and Hair…Oh My! The Many Funny Quirks of Horses

Let’s face it – we all love the horses that challenge us. The ones that have unique, quirky personalities that drive us crazy. As years go by, these horses are the ones that we recall as our favorites. They are the ones that taught us the most during our show career. These horses are like […]

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Diagnosis…Horse Crazy: How Horses Creep into Our Everyday Lives

Whether you have grown up around horses or fallen in love with them later in life, one thing is for certain: the longer you are around them, the more you notice your equestrian lifestyle creeping into your non-equestrian life. It may be subtle in the beginning. At first, you may not even notice. But then […]

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Ten Qualities of a Coachable Client: Are You Coachable?

From our first time saddling a horse to our first big win, our horse trainers are there to give instructions and guidance. Ultimately, the goal of our trainers is to help us achieve our goals. They are the means to the ends we are working toward because they have the knowledge of how to get […]

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