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Flashback Friday – 10 Things Top Judges Wish Exhibitors Would Realize

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 7, 2016. It was a huge hit and one of our Top 10 articles that year. In case you missed it or want to refresh your memory on this hot topic…enjoy. As exhibitors, we are always striving to give judges our best performance in the hopes […]

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8 Ways to Help a Friend Struggling with Confidence at a Horse Show

Horseback riding is a challenging sport; it requires an unbreakable bond between horse and rider. Just like any athletic team, you must be “in sync” with your equine partner. Whether it be an exhibitor struggling with a new class or even a new horse, show pen problems are bound to happen. These problems often lead […]

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Focus Pocus: Three Tips to Get Your Mind Show Ring Ready

When equestrians think about staying in a frame in the show pen, we’re usually thinking about our horses. However, staying in the right frame of mind, or maintaining your focus, is paramount to success. We all know that showing horses is as much a mental sport as it is a physical one, but how can […]

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Kristen Galyean Announces Purchase of Congress Champion and Dam Lope The Line

Kristen Galyean of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is thrilled to announce the purchase of the stunning mare and dam, Lope The Line (Ellen). The Galyean family purchased the 2011 bay mare from the Macbeth family of Redmond, Washington. Ellen is by the legendary Lazy Loper and out of the great mare, Zipped Tight. The eight-year-old mare is […]

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Detail Oriented Horse Showing

Whether you’re a serious competitor, a horse-show mom or a trainer, you know it’s important to sweat the small stuff at horse shows. A tidy, business-like image tells the judge, “I’m serious about doing a good job.” Focusing on the excellent points brings together a polished image. “Details are so important,” says trainer Dana Hokana […]

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Tips on Creating a Positive Barn Atmosphere

Why do we horse show? All the late nights, early mornings and hours of tireless work…horse showing is not for the faint of heart. At the end of the day, many exhibitors can become irritable due to exhaustion. This sometimes spins out of control and sets the stage for drama. And drama makes horse showing […]

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Making Connections: Prioritizing Relationships Over Championships

Apples are a staple food in many individual’s diets, as they can be prepared and consumed in so many ways. Apples can be made into apple pie, applesauce, caramel apples, apple crisp, apple fritters, apple butter, apple cider…the list goes on. We can thank none other than an apple tree itself for giving us these […]

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Tips for Selling the Hard to Sell Horse 


No matter what your price range or what you are buying, compromise and negotiation usually go hand-in-hand with a purchase. As with any purchase, age, price and durability are often a factor when determining whether to buy. Throw a living, breathing animal into the equation, and this purchase has gotten a little more complicated. So […]

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2018 Congress Champion & Reserve World Champion Heart Stoppin Announces Breeding Details for 2019

Voge Quarter Horses of Whitesboro, Texas is excited to announce that the couple will be standing their homebred stallion, Heart Stoppin (Joey) to the public in 2019. The three-year-old bay stallion had an exceptional show season last year and is now retired to the breeding barn. Joey is by RL Best Of Sudden and out […]

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