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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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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 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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Tips to Keep Your Horse-Showing Travels Safe

There is an old saying among touring rock ’n’ roll bands that goes something like this: “What happens on the road, stays on the road.” Devised to keep peace with those back at home, this playful old adage seems to work in practice. (Most of the time, at least.) Sadly, horse owners cannot be so […]

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Capall Creek Farm Announces New Training Partnership – Hutchinson Performance Horses

Kevin and Amy Smith are thrilled to announce that Kelby Hutchinson and Kaitlin LeBlanc will be forming Hutchinson Performance Horses LLC starting the end of this month and working out of Capall Creek Farm. The newly engaged couple plan to focus on young futurity prospects in both the pleasure and the hunt seat, as well […]

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Six Ways to Start the New Year Off on the Right Note

As a new show season falls upon us, new opportunities, dreams and goals are in the air. There is an undeniable sense of endless possibilities. This is a chance for exhibitors to get a fresh start. Along with all the excitement comes those horse show nerves. Controlling these nerves is key to being successful both […]

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