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Those Darn Diagonals: Getting Them Right the First Time with Carla Wennberg

Watching an almost flawless English equitation pattern may make one in awe of how quickly an accomplished rider picks up their diagonals correctly without looking. However, one missed beat, and it can be death to a high score. To the bane of many judges and inexperienced riders, missing the correct diagonal can leave one grimacing […]

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Sixteen College Equestrians Rise to the AQHA World Show Challenge

Riding on a college equestrian team is a dream for many within the horse industry. Although this is not always an easy task, anything is a possibility with a little hard work, determination and passion. Besides having your trainer, barn family and family behind you, showing horses is not considered a “team” event. However, once […]

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Rider Error: Correcting Bad Behavior in Pattern Horses Begins With You

Horsemanship and hunt seat equitation are two classes that focus on the rider’s ability to successfully maneuver their horse and where the scores are based on the rider’s performance, not the movement of the animal. A flawless horsemanship or equitation pattern is always pleasing to the eye as it showcases the bond between horse and […]

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Seven Tips on Overcoming Horse Show Envy

An exhibitor comes out of the show ring disappointed. They complain, “She only won because she trains with XYZ trainer, has an expensive horse, and was wearing an expensive jacket.” Have you heard this before? Have you been this person? At every horse show, everywhere in the world, many exhibitors struggle with show ring envy. […]

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August NSBA World, Select World and European Championships Issue of GoMag Online Now

The competition heats up in August as this month brings horse enthusiasts four of the year’s biggest and most prestigious events. Between the AQHYA World Show in Oklahoma City, the NSBA World Show in Tulsa, the European Championships in Germany, and the AQHA Select World in Amarillo, trainers, owners, exhibitors and vendors are going to […]

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Shake It Off: How Top Riders Come Back from Major Mistakes in the Show Pen

Every rider knows the feeling of pure frustration leaving the arena after making a mistake or even blowing a class. It happens to all of us, even if you are a novice starting out or a multiple time world champion. The most important part of making a mistake is how you react afterward. Pushing past […]

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June AjPHA Youth World Issue of GoMag Online Now

Nine years ago, on June 1, 2008, the very first issue of GoMag was published and the very first digital magazine of its kind in our industry was born. Now on our 109th issue, the June 2017 issue is a shining example of the strength of digital advertising as a cost-effective, powerful and far-reaching platform. […]

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Diagnosis…Horse Crazy: How Horses Creep into Our Everyday Lives

Whether you have grown up around horses or fallen in love with them later in life, one thing is for certain: the longer you are around them, the more you notice your equestrian lifestyle creeping into your non-equestrian life. It may be subtle in the beginning. At first, you may not even notice. But then […]

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Texas A&M Wins 2017 NCEA National Championship

WACO, Texas — The No. 5 Texas A&M Equestrian team won the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship Saturday night, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs, 11-5, at the Extraco Events Center. The title marks the Aggies’ 12th national championship in program history and the first NCEA Championship win since the 2012 season. CLICK HERE to view […]

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Four Tips for Making a Great First Impression in the Show Arena

Presenting a horse to the best of their ability comes with a significant amount of practice and finessing. A great first impression can set the tone for the rest of your show. While it is evident that overall presentation is an important deciding factor, listed below are some important factors to keep in mind when […]

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