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ICYMI – 10 Quick Tips: Hunter Under Saddle with Keith Miller

Editor’s Note: This article was first published two years ago and was a huge hit. Since publishing, trainer Keith Miller has become even more dominant in the hunter under saddle classes. In case you missed it the first time, read more about his tips for this popular class below. According to the AQHA rulebook, the […]

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Is the Horse Trainer a Dying Breed?

To be a horse trainer is to be willing to deal with the daily toils and the rigorous ups and downs of getting horses ready to show year-after-year. However, we only see a fraction of the countless hours of labor they put in for their clients to succeed in the show pen. But has anyone […]

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Seven Ways to Make New Friends at a Horse Show

At first glance, a horse show is an overwhelming place filled with busy people riding, prepping, washing and longing their horses. At times, some competitors are so focused on preparing to show that they may appear oblivious to everyone around them. Coupled with the fact that veteran competitors often stick together, it may be intimidating for […]

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How to be a Positive Influence Toward Younger Riders

Do you have young equine loving friends with high aspirations in the show pen? Are the youth riders in your barn struggling with lack of patience or poise? As many young riders today undergo challenges such as drama, rivalries and losses, both in and out of the show pen, it’s important they have someone to […]

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Showing “Up”- Tips for Showing Against Tougher Competition

When planning a show schedule for the upcoming year, many exhibitors ask themselves, “Do I try the large, competitive circuit that everyone’s been talking about”? For many exhibitors, the thought of attending a massive, competitive show for the first time can seem an insurmountable challenge. Many shy away from trying this type of show out […]

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Change is Good: Exhibitors Provide Insight on Trying a New Event

Have you ever thought about trying a new event or changing disciplines completely? You’re not alone. There’s usually quite a bit of anxiety surrounding the idea of making changes, and the first steps can be the most difficult. It’s not easy to strike out and blaze a new trail, but to grow, it’s necessary to […]

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We Ask the Industry: What’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Stayed at a Horse Show?

In November of 2018, GoHorseShow asked several individuals about their favorite place to eat at horse shows. It was a fun read but also an informative article that featured multiple restaurants, food vendors and bakeries that competitors said were a must-do every time they visited the town. Next up, we asked trainers and exhibitors about […]

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Lana Markway Fulfills Childhood Dream of Becoming #1 in the World

APHA Amateur competitor Lana Markway of Kansas City, Missouri has dreamed of being at the top of the standings ever since she was a young girl. In 2018, Markway and her five-year-old mare, CR Love Like Crazy (Lexi) finally came out on top. “I was second my last year of 13 and under, and I […]

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Flashback Friday: 10 Things Trainers Do That Often Go Unnoticed

Editor’s Note: It’s Flashback Friday – This article was one of our most popular articles of 2016. In case you missed it or want to refresh your memory, find out why it went viral on social media and struck a cord with so many of our readers. Exceptional horse trainers dedicate their lives to their […]

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8 Ways to Use Social Media More Positively in the Equine Industry

Likes, comments, shares, followers…the list goes on and on. Social media takes up a momentous portion of time in an average person’s life. This outlet is wonderful when connecting with friends and family. It is always fun to share pictures of your horse or your results from a horse show. We all do it. However, […]

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