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Assistant Trainer Spotlight: Austin Lester of Beckey Schooler Show Horses

Assistant trainer Austin Lester lives in Adrian, Michigan, where he works for Beckey Schooler at Beckey’s Place/Showplace Farms. His primary responsibilities are training/teaching the all-around clients and horses. Lester has an associate degree in Business Administration and is close to finishing his bachelor’s. Austin uses some of his education to help with horse sales and the […]


Your Gratitude Matters: Five Tips for Showing You Appreciate Your Veterinarian

The equine world was shocked to learn about the recent and tragic passing of veterinarian and AQHA exhibitor, Dr. Kathleen Lennon, to suicide. In the wake of our collective heartbreak, an important conversation has begun regarding the struggles faced by veterinarians across the country in connection with their stressful, demanding, emotional, and often thankless jobs. […]


GoMag: March Spring Show Issue Online Now

CLICK HERE to view the March Issue of GoMag About the Cover  Featured on the March issue of GoMag are Talk Southern To Me and Allison Rassinoux. “Puddin” is a 2015 gelding by Its A Southern Thing, out of Sleepy Pleasures. This team currently shows in the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation, in addition to […]


Putting on a Brave Face: Five Tips for Helping a Horse Build Confidence – with Houston Huff

Riders are often told that their own mindset affects the horse – if you’re scared, that will telegraph to your hose. If you’re unsure, your horse will sense that. And if you’re confident, your horse will build on that. But, as we are also aware, horsemanship is about a partnership and horses have a mind […]


Youth in the Industry: How Young Exhibitors are Supporting their Horse Showing Habits

Making it to the top requires great determination and dedication, and AQHA is no exception. The top youth exhibitors in the nation have an immeasurable amount of commitment toward their sport. These young individuals are go-getters, in and out of the show pen. Youth in the AQHA industry are working hard to support their showing […]


The Froman Family: Three Generations Showing Together Again

At the Shamrock Shuffle, 72-year-old Diane Kliemchen made her debut at her first AQHA show with her daughter Vanessa and grandson, Collin Froman. The Froman Family is well-known at both the AQHA and APHA shows across the country. They have achieved great success in the show arena with both associations. “I’m so proud of Diane […]


Final Cheesing It Candids and Results from 2023 Arizona Sun Circuit

The 2023 Scottsdale Arizona Sun Circuit is underway with more prizes, more awards, more money and more fun for exhibitors and their families. With a world-class destination, great weather and exhibitor-centric show management, it’s no wonder the Sun Circuit is a favorite show on everyone’s calendar. Celebrating its 50th year, the Arizona Sun Circuit is […]


Things to Remember When Having a Bad Show Day – with Whitney Lagace, Joe Whitt, and Whitney Vicars

Oftentimes, riders who pursue achievement so diligently that they forget about the purpose of riding horses – enjoyment and fun – often end up frustrated and miserable. On the other hand, riders who pursue happiness first, show gratitude, and have a deep commitment to improvement, walk away with more than just a win. With that […]


In the “Neck” of Time: Four Tips for Fixing Over-Bridled Horses – with Brian Baker and Katy Jo Zuidema

The trick and skill of showing in the western pleasure is to make it actually look like a pleasure – and it’s a lot harder than it seems! According to AQHA, “Judges must consider overall gracefulness, relaxed expression, topline, softness of movement, consistency, and length of stride of the designated gait,” when judging a pleasure […]