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Invited To The Dance Donated to Ohio State University

Vanessa Froman of Sawyer, Michigan has announced the donation of her stallion, Invited To The Dance, to Ohio State University. Invited To The Dance, (Warren), is a 16’1 hand 2009 Homozygous Tobiano stallion by Invited Back (sired by Willy Be Invited) and out of a Principle Investment mare. “I have decided to downsize and get […]

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Six Reasons Horse Show Friends are Everything

When we think about the excitement of horse shows, a big part of what we look forward to is spending time with our horse show friends. Your horse show friends don’t look twice when you’re talking to them about riding square corners through a mouthful of questionably dirty rubber bands. Your horse show friends are […]

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Perfecting the Inspection: Showmanship Crossovers with Brad Kearns

For those of you who grew up in 4-H showing livestock, showmanship and how one presents the animal and the inspection is probably the most important part of the class. With horses, watching winning exhibitors present their horse for inspection is like viewing a well-choreographed dance routine. When practiced and perfected, the motions are fluid […]

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Through Thick and Thin: Horse Show Siblings

Siblings: they bicker, they battle, they fight, they tattle, they steal each other’s clothes, and they tease each other constantly. It’s a tale as old as time. They also love unconditionally, cheer the loudest, smile the biggest, and celebrate the most when their sibling succeeds. The sibling bond is unique and adding in horse showing […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Julie Hoefling

The next person in our highly popular series “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Me” is Julie Hoefling of Cave Creek, Arizona. Hoefling was born and raised in Akron, Michigan but now resides in Arizona with her husband, Jerry. She works at Kahala Brands as a Director of Marketing. Julie shows her horse, Shady […]

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The Rock Candids and Rundown from Gordyville Shootout

The Gordyville Shootout took place this past weekend at Gordyville USA, July 13-16th. The judges included Rick Christy, Dolly Chayer, Jackie Krshka, Tina Anderson, Sissy Anderson and Jim Edwards. The Highlights of the July show are always the $1,000 added Western Pleasure Shootout and the $1,000 added Showmanship Shootout. In order to qualify for either […]

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10 Unwritten Rules of Horse Showing

Almost everything in life is governed by a set of rules, even if they aren’t written in a rulebook – a general set of rules that are just implied but never documented. This applies to horse shows as well. If you are a veteran in the show pen, you know there are some unwritten rules […]

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How Top Riders Avoid Burnout & Keep Winning Year after Year

Feeling horse show burnout creeping in? Read the best preventative measures for avoiding a mental slump
. You know the horse… the one that stops at the in gate, ears pinned and requires an extra nudge to enter the show pen. Or the one whose rider enters him in so many classes throughout the weekend, you’re […]

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2017 AQHYA Youth Excellence Seminar

Dancing, campaigns, educational lectures, and tons of laughter were just a few things that occurred at the 2017 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, also known as YES. The YES Conference is held annually in Amarillo, Texas for AQHYA members, as well as members in other associations such as NRHA, MRHA, and numerous others. This […]

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Six Things You Should Do Every Day Before You Show

The morning of a horse show can often be a hectic, wild ride (not necessarily on your horse). There are so many different tasks to get done to be prepared to compete at your best. Between getting you and your horse ready, and all the other tasks, sometimes things slip through the cracks. Everyone has […]

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