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If you show Quarter Horses, chances are, there is one place you will be during the month of October…The All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The Congress is the largest single-breed horse show in the world and is the place where people come from all over to watch the very best horses compete for a title, catch up with lifelong friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Known for its long days and 3am practices, the Congress is the show where countless horse enthusiasts return year-after-year in pursuit of the coveted Congress bronze.

The Congress is unlike any other horse show and the October issue of GoMag, for the 11th consecutive year, is once again the biggest of the year and filled with the industry’s top exhibitors, trainers, owners, breeders and show vendors. We would like to thank our many loyal advertisers and readers for another amazing Congress issue of GoMag and wish everyone the very best of luck in your pursuit of trophies, titles and memories.

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About the Cover

Featured on the cover of the Congress issue of GoMag is the gorgeous and talented VS GoodRide, or “Boss” as he has been appropriately nicknamed. The blue roan stallion is owned by Brenda Gower of Alberta, Canada and bred and shown by Jason Martin and Charlie Cole of Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, Texas.

Boss will be showing at the Congress and AQHA World Show in the Green Western Pleasure, Trail and Western Riding, as well as the Level 3 Trail and Western Riding and Level 2 Junior Western Pleasure.

“He is one of the most talented Junior Western Riders I have ever ridden,” says Jason Martin, who has won more Congress and AQHA World Championships in this class than anybody in history. “He has scored plus 1 and a 1/2’s in the western riding, and I have never had that happen before in my career. And he is only four. He is super talented.”

VS GoodRide’s oldest foals are weanlings and according to Martin, look to be beautiful and flat movers. “He is homozygous for the black gene, so he can not throw red, only dark horses with black points, so that is also a huge plus,” Martin adds.

His owner, Brenda Gower recalls how she came about purchasing him. Her family saw Boss a couple of times in 2018 and they were always drawn to him. Then, during the 2018 World Show, Jason and Charlie released a video showcasing Boss and Brenda said she watched that video a 100 times. She eventually sat the whole family down and they agreed to see if Jason and Charlie would allow them to become his new family. A phone call was made to Jason and the new venture began.

“We love everything about Boss,” Brenda shares. “He truly is an amazing animal. We especially love his demeanor. You would think he is a gelding. Anyone can handle him…he is that gentle. And of course, his coloring is gorgeous and he stands out in the pen. Boss also has tons of try. You can take him to the western pleasure pen to western riding and then trail and he takes it all in stride.”

For more information about breeding to VS GoodRide in 2020, please contact Christi Christensen at christi@highpointperformance.com. Watch for Boss competing in the All-Around events in 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the October issue of GoMag


Cover Design: Kaleena Weakly – Cover Photo: Impulse Photography – Article Photos: Impulse Photography, Larry Williams, Emajes

The deadline for the November AQHA World Show Issue of GoMag is Monday, October 28th. To reserve your space, call or text Suzannah Fuhrman, GoHorseShow’s Co-founder and Executive Vice President at 214-449-8716 or email her at Suzannah@GoHorseShow.com. She will be happy to answer any of your questions and can help design an advertising package to fit your needs and budget perfectly. GoHorseShow…Where The Winners Go.

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