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Explaining Doug Huls’ Revolutionary New Grid System for Pattern Classes

The majority of individuals in the horse industry are accustomed to a standard pattern set up with markers being located in the middle of the arena. You typically begin with a cone beside or near the horse and continue to execute the maneuvers in the order of how the cones are labeled. This structure allows […]

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Horse Helps Heart Attack Survivor Heal

At 54, Mike Clark was the picture of clean health. As a UPS driver, Clark was very active and in good shape. However, as show season began to get more intense in the late Spring of 2018, Mike’s health declined and he began to feel not quite right. At the beginning of June, Mike had […]

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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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News from AQHA Level 1 East Championships: A Dream Comes True

Pam Herz of Three Rivers, Michigan, shows Chip Skip N Repeat in the Champion of Champions drive at the 2019 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. When Tiffany Pattison of Nutrena Feeds needed a model horse for the educational nutrition series, Pam Herz volunteered her mare. To Pam, Chip Skip N Repeat is the most […]

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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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Kimes Kandids & Go-To Place for AQHA Level 1 East Championships

Exhibitors at the Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships saddled up their American Quarter Horses on May 1 for the opening day of competition at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. The show kicked off at 8 a.m. with Rookie youth ranch riding in the R+L Arena West and Rookie amateur ranch riding in […]

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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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A Bit of Advice Part 2 – Curb Bits

Learn how to select the proper western bit for horse training, including what kind of curb bit you should use first. In 2012, the Journal consulted with AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle; AQHA Professional Horseman Robin Frid of Denton, Texas; and AQHA Professional Horsewoman Jackie Krshka of Yukon, Oklahoma, to see what was in […]

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Veteran Advice for First Time Competitors at Level 1 Championships

Since 2012, AQHA has been hosting the Level 1 Championship show. This event allows novice and rookie competitors across the nation to feel the pressure of a higher level show while gaining experience for future success in the show pen. For many competitors, this is one of the biggest shows they will compete in at […]

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