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Twenty-Two Year Old Now Completely Blind Old Timer Still Struttin at Congress

Equestrians face a wide variety of challenges, both in and out of the show pen. However, showing a blind horse is not a challenge that most of us have encountered. For Delaney Dickens of Omaha, Nebraska that’s become a task she performs regularly. During the 2014 Congress, we featured Delaney and her horse, Ima Struttin […]

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A Certain Vino Drinks In His Final Congress Like a Fine Wine

Friday, A Certain Vino showed in his final class ever at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress with his longtime owner, Darcy Reeve. The pair ended up third in the Amateur Western Pleasure in a very deep pen, finishing their Congress career with an impressive, if not record breaking, 29 Congress Championships. Darcy said of showing […]

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Food, Numbers and Underwear: Exhibitors Share Their Congress Traditions and Superstitions

Some people claim that they aren’t superstitious, or that tradition doesn’t mean that much to them. But during certain times of the year (or during certain events), these people join their superstitious and tradition-loving counterparts and relish in them both. For example, I would be willing to bet that whether or not you consider yourself […]

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Marilyn Masterson Wins First Congress Championship Aboard Third Generation Masterson Farms Bred Mare

Sometimes things just come together perfectly, and it’s even better when it happens at the largest horse show of the year. That’s exactly what happened to Marilyn Masterson and KM WeKnowShesHot in the Select Amateur Western Pleasure at the Congress on Wednesday evening. Marilyn and her Masterson Farms, LLC homebred mare “Mercedes” were named the […]

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A Day in the Life of a Congress Assistant Trainer: Chris Holbin and Adam Mathis

Assistant trainers often endure long hours, hard physical labor and often have to do some jobs that most people would rather pass on. Five or ten years ago, an assistant trainer position was generally a stepping stone that one used to graduate into their own business. Today, that may still be the case, but it […]

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Kimes Ranch VIP Party – We Know You Didn’t Miss it Because Everyone Was There

People raved it was “epic”! A night that will not be easily forgotten, with The Voice contestant Angie Keilhauer building up the crowd for a phenomenal performance by Trick Pony. A packed house sported their Kimes Ranch VIP party exclusive hats while dancing their faces off to fan favorites like “On a night like this” […]

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The Road to the Masters: Paved with Uncertainty but Possible Huge Payoff

On Saturday, October 29th, the culmination of careful breeding selection, countless hours of work, many miles spent on the road, and many hopes and dreams will come to fruition as the gates of the Celeste Arena open and the Masters Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle Horses take center stage at the All American Quarter […]

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The Rock Candids and Go To Links from the 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress

Celebrate 50 years of the All American Quarter Horse Congress with new classes and exciting events October 6-30, 2016. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single-breed horse show in the world and features over 21,000 horse show entries. The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area and generates $225 […]

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An Inspiration to All: After a Decade of Never Placing, Samantha Armbruster Wins Congress Championship

Ohio native, Samantha Armbruster has written for GoHorseShow for over a year and our readers have enjoyed her many stories, particularly those that address positive thinking and improving confidence. After competing at the Congress for a decade without ever placing, Samantha finally got her name called today as the winner of the Novice Amateur Showmanship. […]

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VIDEO: Dakota Griffith and Brandy Halladay’s Must Have Shopping Video from the 2016 Congress

GoHorseShow is excited to have Dakota Diamond Griffith and Brandy Halladay back again this year to do our annual Congress shopping guide. We visited six of our favorite vendors/brands including Kimes Ranch Apparel, Hannah, SmartPak, Harris Leather and Silverworks, Carolina Moon Home Furnishings and Closet Space. All of these vendors are featured in our must-have […]

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