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10 Steps to Self-Care in the Horse Show World

Self-awareness is the first step to self-care. To make decisions that are best for ourselves and our horses, we have to be able to recognize what is good and bad for us on an individual basis. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t function at the top of our game (mentally and physically). […]

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Five Things You Should Drop at a Horse Show…Right Now

If you are regularly on social media, you know it doesn’t take longer than five minutes before something comes across your feed about things you should or should not be doing to make your life better. Chances are you’ve even seen one (or more) versions of “How to Avoid a Narcissist,” “Ten People Who Are […]

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GoSmart with Charlie Cole & Beth Case: The Quick Fix to Bad Habits in the Hunter Under Saddle Pen

GoHorseShow, in partnership with SmartPak, is pleased to continue our highly popular GoSmart column featuring in this installment, Charlie Cole and Beth Case of Highpoint Performance Horses. Team SmartPak riders, Charlie Cole and Beth Case have achieved success beyond compare. Highpoint Performance Horses has trained over 100 World Champions and 200 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champions. These […]

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We Ask The Industry: Fashion Trends You Wish Would Go Away

In the horse industry, trends come and go just about as fast as the money we spend on showing horses. Every year, there seems to be something new popping up as far as new fashion and riding styles in the show arena.  If you have been showing horses for any amount of time, you have […]

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Seven Ways to Handle Horse Show Disappointments

You’ve prepared endlessly. You got up before work or school to ride, you feel strong and focused, and your horse is well-rested and ready to perform. You warm up in the practice pen, and everything feels perfect. You have positive energy pumping through your body. You enter the pen, and before you know it, it […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Marsha Stigge of Award Decor

Marsha Stigge of Award Decor is the next individual featured in our popular series, “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me”. Marsha Stigge and Dionne Stigge Rucker had toyed with the design concept for a “jacket pillow” for several years. Marsha had operated a custom home interior workroom for the design trade for more […]

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Show Experiences: What’s the Nicest Thing Anyone’s Ever Done for You?

Famous Australian athlete, Kevin Heath once said, “Whenever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness to make a difference.” No matter the sport, discipline, or class, having a support system is an essential part of showing horses. Whether it be a significant gesture or simply a kind word, acts of […]

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We Ask the Industry: What do you think about the Walk Trot Division?

In 2011, APHA implemented an Adult Walk Trot division and in 2016, AQHA followed suit. The primary purpose for these new divisions is to get more people involved in the industry while giving novice riders, or riders with physical limitations, a place to show and be competitive. For the most part, it has been a […]

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Sterling Version and Olivia Tordoff End Their Perfect Ride Together with Gold

Our September GoMag cover features the now retired and 2017 AQHYA World Champion, Sterling Version. We recently wrote the cover story briefly discussing Olivia Tordoff and Sterling Version’s love for one another, but we decided that Olivia had so much more to say about her beloved equine friend that we had to do a follow […]

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Harvey’s Angels: Horse Community Members Come Together

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. On August 25, 2017, a life changing tragedy began for many Texans. Over a four-day stretch, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain. Homes were lost, lives were lost, and hope survived it all. Despite […]

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