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That One Time…When a Horse Show Jacket Ended Up in a Museum

When the Dallas Museum of Art did a call to the community to showcase clothing and accessories that expressed something significant about its owner, on a whim, former AQHA competitor Carrie Schimpff submitted her coveted show “Jag jacket” that her mother, Rita, meticulously painted and hand stoned. “Truthfully, I wasn’t surprised that it was selected, […]

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CDL – Crazy Darn Laws: Deciphering the CDL/EDL Requirements for the Horse Show Industry

Earlier this year, horse trainers and non-pros were likely involved in a bee-hive of gossip over the new transportation guidelines outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in one way or another. While the information about Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) has never changed, it did come to light for some people as it […]

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Frustrating Show Days: When to Ride it Out or Hang it Up

In the world of horse showing, we all know too well that not every show day is a good show day, as much as we’d like them to be. Unfortunately, every once in a while, things may fall apart or just aren’t clicking between horse and rider. On those days, it’s easy to get exasperated […]

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2018 MQHA Harbor Classic Rundown & Kimes Kandids

For multiple years, the Michigan Quarter Horse’s Harbor Classic has been voted ‘Show of the Year’ by its members. And it’s a safe bet to place that this year’s event will be no different. Sunday through Friday, post-show entertainment took place. Events included a Monday Margarita Night (with kid-friendly slushies), Toddy Tuesday-Wine Night, Wednesday fireworks, […]

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We Ask the Industry: What are Your Warm-Up Trail Pen Pet Peeves

Head on collisions, sideswipes, lane hogs and road rage…sounds like traveling down America’s busiest freeways, right? Well, sure, or it could just be that you’re in the trail warm-up pen at any given horse show. Probably since the beginning of horse shows, the warm-up pen has been a place where people forget that the world […]

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An Exhibitor’s Insight: Transitioning from a Veteran to Green Show Horse

“They are worth their weight in gold” is a saying that is often heard when talking about a broke horse. They are the ones that you trust with your novice, select or small fry. They know their job, are incredibly reliable and build confidence for riders of all ages and skill levels. As your skills […]

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Ten Tips to Stay Mentally Focused in the Show Ring

Everyone makes mistakes in the show ring. Many times, people let those mistakes affect the rest of their show experience. But, there are ways to overcome adversity and stay mentally tough in the show ring. Michigan State University Equine Extension Specialist Karen Waite of East Lansing, Michigan, and trainer Brynne Bassler of Pilot Point, Texas, […]

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Kimes Kandids and Rundown from EMO Western States Championship & Celebration Vegas

EMO Western States Championship and The Celebration with 10 AQHA shows is currently underway through July 8th at South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. For 2018, an estimated $10,000 was paid to the winners of the championship classes in addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies. “The weather in Las Vegas in July […]

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Choosing the Perfect College to Pursue Your Equine Dreams

Deciding which path to take after high school is a challenging task. Picking the place you will spend multiple years at can be stressful. The transition to college can be hard, so choosing the right one for you is especially important. Whether you decide to go to college and pursue a degree in equine studies, […]

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Final Report from 2018 AjPHA World Show with Lauren Gralla

Editor’s Note: GoHorseShow debuted a “guest reporter for a day” series last year where exhibitors and trainers reported on exciting things that went on during the show. It was a big hit, so we decided it would be fun to do it again from the 2018 AjPHA World Show. Read the final one here from […]

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