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Spot My Blue Boy Passes Away Due to Complications with Leg Injury

On October 1, 2018, Spot My Blue Boy was laid to rest due to recovery complications from his January 2018 broken leg. Domino, as he was affectionately known around the world, was a 2007 striking bay leopard stallion sired by the legendary Skys Blue Boy. His ashes will be buried under a freshly planted Live […]

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GoMag: November AQHA World Show Issue Online Now

Although you may feel as though you just returned home from the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, there is no time to catch your breath. It’s World Show time! The November issue of GoMag, our AQHA World Show issue, features many of the wonderful horses competing at the AQHA World Championship show in Oklahoma City in […]

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Brad Ost and Troy Lehn Announce New Training Partnership – Empyre Show Horses

We are excited to announce a new training partnership in the equine industry. Brad Ost with Highpoint Performance Horses and Troy Lehn with Chavez Enterprises, are joining forces to begin the next chapter of their careers. These multiple World and Congress champions will debut their new training venture, Empyre Show Horses, based in Pilot Point, […]

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Trainer Power: How Top Trainers Learn from Each Other

The equine industry is unique. Horse trainers and exhibitors compete against one another in the arena every day, but on the outside of the show pen, it is generally one big family. Trainers want to help each other to grow and improve our industry every day. They collaborate with one another on the best feed, […]

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Highly Anticipated Congress Issue of GoMag is Online Now

Chances are, if you show Quarter Horses, there is one place you will be during the month of October…at The All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The Congress is the place where people come from all over to watch the very best horses compete for a title, catch up with lifelong friends and […]

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Harris Leather and Silverworks – 50 Years in the Making

There is a simple reason that Harris Leather and Silverworks is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year — they take care of their customers with quality craftsmanship. With their attention to detail and a warm smile for everyone, it is not surprising that they are considered one of the very best in our industry. “We […]

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We Ask the Industry: How Does Your Trainer Spoil You?

When you first think of your horse trainer, often, the hard things they make you do, like posting without stirrups and running with cups of water to get a smoother trot in showmanship, are some of the first memories that come to mind. However, not all memories of horse trainers revolve around the blood, sweat, […]

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Eight Things to Remember when Showing in a New Class

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Trying a new class for the first time can often be intimidating. However, if approached correctly, it can be the beginning of an intense passion. To be successful, you must allow yourself to make mistakes and grow […]

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We Ask the Judges: Losing and Winning Respectfully – How to Exit the Arena with Class

Good sportsmanship is an essential aspect of showing horses. Sometimes we, as an industry, undervalue its importance. Exhibitors who are gracious when they win and courteous when they lose are widely respected in the equestrian community. This demonstrates respect to your horse, trainer and yourself. These characteristics allow an exhibitor to be successful both in […]

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