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Promoting the Horse Show Industry to Newcomers

Every industry faces challenges that force them to dive into their mission and the way it is carried out. The equine industry is no different. As a sizeable economic contributor to many states and businesses, equine enthusiasts and professionals are a piece of a giant puzzle. Like a puzzle, if one part is dislodged, we […]

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GoMag: 2019 May Fashion Issue Online Now

Our readers love fashion and for the sixth consecutive year, the month of May is Fashion Month at GoHorseShow. Fashion Month celebrates everything that makes both people and horses look great in and out of the show pen, including show clothes, accessories, tack, casual wear and equine photography. The May Fashion Issue of GoMag celebrates […]

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Moving Up: Tips on Making the Move to Breed Shows

When people decide to run a marathon, they don’t just go out and run the full 26.2 miles the first day. They start slowly, one mile at a time until they finally reach their goals. Horse showing is no different. Beginning in the horse world can be scary…really scary. There are many things to learn […]

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ICYMI – We Ask the Experts: Can You Predict the Success of a Young Foal?

19Editor’s Note: In 2016, we posed this question to some of the top breeders in the industry. With breeding and foaling season well underway, we thought it was an interesting topic to revisit again in 2019. It is breeding and foaling season, and with all the adorable babies being born, we started wondering if it […]

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Balancing NCEA Competitions and Breed Shows with Natalia Devencenty and Emma Brown

In recent years, collegiate athletics have witnessed the rise of equestrian teams at numerous universities around the nation. Known as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), these equestrian teams provide opportunities for college-bound female athletes to pursue their sport at the highest level. The competitions are conducted in a head-to-head format, with five riders from […]

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Get Involved: Connecting With Your Affiliate Organizations

As the new show season is well under way, many changes are taking place. Exhibitors are gaining new show partners, designers are creating new show jackets and breed affiliates are electing new officers. While most are aware of changing show trends, many are less familiar with changes in their state breed affiliate and local organizations. […]

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We Ask Exhibitors: Do Men Have an Advantage in Showmanship?

“Where have all the good men gone?” While most will recognize this as the catchy first line to Bonnie Tyler’s famous song, “Holding Out for a Hero,” it is also a question one might think when looking around the showmanship pen. While male exhibitors are more prevalent in classes such as western pleasure, western riding […]

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GoMag: April Level 1 Championships Issue Online Now

The April 2018 issue of GoMag continues our tradition of spotlighting the AQHA Level 1 Championships and showcases the hottest horses, breeders, owners, trainers, exhibitors and businesses in the industry. AQHA’s Level 1 Championship shows, which started in 2012 and were originally called the AQHA Novice Championships, have been a resounding success. The initial Level […]

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Ahead of the Curve Part 1: How to Practice for the Unexpected in Pattern Classes with Carla Wennberg

In recent years, judges have been upping the ante at peak levels of competition by incorporating unique obstacles and maneuvers into pattern work. The horse showing community has been abuzz over unforeseen twists in all types of pattern classes. Remember the bushes and the old-school cross-overs in the Amateur Showmanship at the past two AQHA […]

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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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