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Winning is in the Details

Follow these tips to make your overall horse-showing look, tidy and balanced. 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. Image is everything, and you don’t want to overlook the fine points. “Details are so important,” says trainer Dana […]

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Eight Ways to Reinvigorate Local Horse Shows and Clubs

The top exhibitors in the industry did not start their career by winning the World Show or the Congress. They started by competing at local shows, open shows, 4-H clubs, etc. These shows are wonderful platforms for virtually everyone, whether you are a beginner who has just been introduced to the crazy world of horse […]

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GoSmart with Christi Christensen: Breeding Success at Highpoint Performance Horses 


GoHorseShow, in partnership with SmartPak, is pleased to continue our highly popular GoSmart column featuring in this installment Highpoint Breeding Manager, Christi Christensen. Since founding Highpoint Performance Horses in 1992, Jason Martin and Charlie Cole have trained over 100 World Champions and 200 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champions. Somewhat recently, they have ventured into standing stallions, and we […]

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‘Tis The Season…to Regroup for Next Show Season

Imagine yourself sitting by the fire, the air outside is crisp, and you are surrounded by loved ones from near and far. As the show season comes to an end and the holiday season approaches us, it is time to take a deep breath and reflect on the year. Whether it was successes in the […]

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We Ask the Professionals: When Do You Know It’s Time for a New Horse?

Change can be difficult, but it can also lead to great things. Most exhibitors go through multiple horses throughout their show career. We recently spoke with trainers, Terry Cross, Bruce Vickery and Anthony Montes to hear their thoughts on determining when it is the right time for a new horse. Bruce Vickery and Anthony Montes […]

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Those Darn Diagonals: Getting Them Right the First Time with Carla Wennberg

Watching an almost flawless English equitation pattern may make one in awe of how quickly an accomplished rider picks up their diagonals correctly without looking. However, one missed beat, and it can be death to a high score. To the bane of many judges and inexperienced riders, missing the correct diagonal can leave one grimacing […]

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It Takes a Village: 10 Ways to Volunteer at Horse Shows

Volunteers at horse shows are an essential component of the entire event. Volunteering truly is the glue that holds the show together. Whether it be in the show office, arena or even at the concessions stand, exhibitors have many opportunities to assist their association. Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new like-minded people, especially […]

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Former AQHA Competitor Julia Cheek Discusses Big Win on ABC’s Shark Tank

Last fall, we published a story about Julia Cheek (Taylor), GoMag’s first cover girl and an incredible individual. GoHorseShow also talked to Julia in June of this year when her horse, the legendary, Zippo LTD passed away.  When we caught up with her in September of last year, Julia told us a little bit about […]

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Show Me Style with Wendy Brown: Bling or No Bling? That is the Question

What is a show clothing company doing writing about the controversy of bling? Show Me Again was inspired during the Congress this year when Kristen Galyean took the arena, and the web, by storm by wearing a plain shirt during her pleasure class on VS Lady In Red. Galyean explained, “I love the comfort of […]

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Kimes Kandids from ArQHA’s Go South for the Winter Circuit

Arkansas Quarter Horse Association’s first show of the 2017-18 season was held in Texarkana, Arkansas on December 1-3, 2017 with six judges. Go South for the Winner’s mornings were a little chilly, but the weather was perfect during the day with temperatures in the low 70s. There were many exhibitors who pulled into the grounds […]

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