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Five Things We Forget to Thank Our Horse Show Parents For

There is no way to put it gently and we all know the cold, hard facts; horses are expensive. With the economy still recovering and vet bills not getting any cheaper, owning a horse can take a toll on the wallet. In addition to the monthly maintenance of vet bills and shoeing, showing a horse […]

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Hard Work and Dedication: Under-Priced Prospect to World-Class Show Horse

Amateur exhibitor, Lena Sailor Berry, is a self-proclaimed “web-footed Oregonian” who grew up in Portland and ended up in Albany after attending college and starting her career. “I don’t remember falling in love with horses; I have always been in love with them,” Berry told us. She works for All Points Marketing, which is a […]

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How to Unleash Your Competitive Spark with Wennberg and McAllister

The road to winning at horse shows isn’t always filled with cutthroat competitors who thirst for nothing but the winning edge. In fact, many exhibitors take a more laid-back approach to the horse show life— happy to show, socialize and enjoy hearing their name called now and again. But staying stagnant in your skill set […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Tackling your Grooming Tote, Closet and Mindset


Whether you live in a place where you’ve seen signs of spring for weeks or in a place where you’re still searching for that first blade of green grass, spring has officially sprung. With it comes an itch for more regular saddle time and lofty aspirations for this year’s show season. In either case, there’s […]

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Trainer Pet Peeves: Dangerous Habits

We all have pet peeves in our respective lives. Teachers get irritated when students don’t show up with writing utensils or servers get annoyed when patrons forget to tip. But what if our small frustrations had potentially dangerous consequences? When dealing with thousand-pound animals whose behavior and mentality can be unpredictable, horse trainers’ pet peeves […]

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Five Unwritten Rules of Western Riding

Often called one of the toughest classes, western riding is beautiful to watch and a thrill to show. It is an extremely technical class where pace, timing and well-executed lead changes come together in a series to make up one of several patterns outlined in the rulebook. When you see a pattern that is executed […]

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Seven Things True Horseman do Differently

We’ve all seen them. They are the ones who know a horse in the distance and immediately know it’s different. These trainers are the ones who communicate effortlessly, almost telepathically and execute flawless maneuvers. They have never-ending patience and always make thoughtful decisions. They are the ones who see a spark in a foal’s eye […]

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Best Strategies to Catch the Judge’s Eye in the Hunter Under Saddle Class

Many changes are happening in the hunter under saddle class, and one of them that seems to be quite frequent is the announcer asking the riders to show closer to the rail. It also comes as no surprise that many of the hunt seat riders do not comply. In fact, if you watch some classes, […]

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April Level 1 Championships Issue of GoMag Online Now

As the weather and competition at the shows this spring starts to warm up, GoMag showcases the hottest horses, breeders, owners, trainers, exhibitors and businesses in the industry. The April 2018 issue of GoMag continues our tradition of featuring the AQHA Level 1 Championships. AQHA upped the ante for Level 1 exhibitors in 2016, adding […]

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Top 10 Funniest Horse Show Memes

A meme is largely known as an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of things that is spread widely online primarily through social media. Memes are often relatable and hysterical to the viewers. Many horse show exhibitors have experienced meme-worthy moments throughout the years. Whether it be forgetting […]

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