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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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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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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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Change is Good: Exhibitors Provide Insight on Trying a New Event

Have you ever thought about trying a new event or changing disciplines completely? You’re not alone. There’s usually quite a bit of anxiety surrounding the idea of making changes, and the first steps can be the most difficult. It’s not easy to strike out and blaze a new trail, but to grow, it’s necessary to […]

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Multiple World and Congress Champion Krymsun Belle Sells

Shannon and Mallory Vroegh have sold Multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion Krymsun Belle to amateur exhibitor Taylor Kungle of Sterling, Connecticut. Krymsun Belle is an AQHYA World Champion in Showmanship, a two-time AQHYA  Reserve World Champion in Horsemanship, a four-time Congress Champion in Showmanship and a two-time Reserve Congress Champion in the Horsemanship. “I […]

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The Legendary Invitation Only Laid to Rest at 29

Over the years, the words most used to describe the late, great Invitation Only (Invy) would be “legendary,” “incomparable,” “once-in-a-lifetime,” and “record-breaker.” The 1990 brown stallion was by Barpassers Image and out of Bears Raisin Kane by Mr Kane Raiser. Invy was bred by Gene and Frieda Maxwell of Waterford, California and was owned by […]

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