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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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GoHorseShow Asks the Industry: What do You Think About the New Solid Paint Bred Rule?

It has been a major discussion in the paint horse industry regarding solid paint bred (SPB) horses possibly being given the right to show alongside APHA regular registered (RR) horses. Though multiple rule change proposals were turned down regarding this subject at the 2017 APHA National Convention, a door was opened allowing more opportunities for […]

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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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Top Six Reasons why Youth Should Participate in their State Association

As we walked into Jim Norick arena together in Oklahoma City, side-by-side-by-side while screaming Ohio, my heart raced from pure excitement. All the youth exhibitors surrounding me had smiles on their faces as we all strutted for the Parade of Teams at the AQHYA World Show. Little did I know that after August, those people […]

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Former AQHYA President, Mark Mowbray’s, 2017 AQHA Convention Recap

From March 16 through March 21, over 1,000 AQHA members converged onto the city of San Antonio, Texas for the 2017 AQHA Convention. The convention kicked off with the general membership meeting on Friday morning, with speakers including AQHA’s out-going President Sandy Arledge and AQHA Hall of Famer, D. Wayne Lukas. Both spoke on their […]

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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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