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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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AQHA World and Congress Champion Dont Ya Just Love It Passes at 26

Dont Ya Just Love It, better known as Lyle, was laid to rest Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The talented all-around horse was by Dont Skip Charlie and out of Goddess Of Love. Hedy Levin of Sturgis, Michigan bred the sorrel gelding. He amassed points in seven different events. Owner Rick Meredith of Granbury, Texas talked […]

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Top AQHA Shows in 2018

From February in Las Vegas to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows, circuits and special events across the United States. Combined, the overall Top-10 AQHA shows saw entries totaling 93,992 in 2018. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each […]

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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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AQHA Professional Horsemen of the Year Announced

Three industry professionals were recognized by their peers March 9 at the 2019 AQHA Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. The Don Burt Professional Horseman of the Year, AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year and Most Valuable Professional awards were presented during the Association’s General Membership Meeting. These individuals will also be recognized at the AQHA […]

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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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All-Time Leaders of Performance World Championships and Highpoint’s Connection to Them All

The American Quarter Horse Journal recently published an article titled, The Elite, discussing the horses with the most world championship titles in AQHA history. In the article, AQHA listed the 11 elite horses that have earned an impressive 158 world championship titles between them. Four of the horses on the list are halter horses. What […]

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