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We Ask Exhibitors: What is the Meaning Behind Your Lucky Back Number

For some exhibitors, their back number is a part of their identity. They chose a specific number or number combination because it has a unique meaning to them. We wanted to find out the story behind why competitors request or hope for certain number combinations for their back number. Often, this special number is carried […]

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Five Creative Ways to Make Extra Money Next Show Season

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to own and show horses without worrying about pesky details like money or bills. And while many of us may have a glamorous dream job in mind that would pay those sky-high horse bills quickly, the truth is there aren’t many “dream jobs” out there, especially if […]

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Breda Dean-Kennedy Becomes an Inspiration with Inspirado

This past year, Amateur halter competitor, Breda Dean-Kennedy of Ocala, Florida has become an inspiration to many people in the horse industry. The year has been full of incredible highs and unbearable lows for Breda including the surprise from her husband, Scott, who purchased the halter stallion, Inspirado, for her in January. However, less than […]

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Lessons Learned from “Sitting with the Winners”


You may recognize this quote from a meme that circulated throughout social media recently: “Sit with the winners, the conversation is different.” Applicable to most situations, why is it that so many horse enthusiasts were sharing it like juicy gossip at the office water cooler? Likely because it struck a certain chord that rang true […]

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Good Ride Life Apparel Welcomes Partygoers at the Round Bar

The vibe was hot and happening at the first ever Good Ride Life Apparel party held Saturday night at the Corral, aka, the Round Bar. Reminiscent of the old days, the dance floor was packed with two-steppers, line dancers and enthusiastic partiers. The Adam Calvert Band rocked the house with hot country cover songs that […]

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Insider Secrets on Buying and Selling Horses in Online Auctions

The majority of people now shop and buy frequently online. From items as small as a hoof pick to as large as a luxury motor home, the horse industry has joined the Internet marketing world. In 2009 when Mike and Stephanie Jennings first started floating the idea of Internet horse auctions, many of their customers […]

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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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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Mimsi Coon

In our fun series,“10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Me”, we are featuring Mimsi Coon of Pilot Point, Texas. This select amateur will be showing four horses in the halter division at this year’s Select World Show in Amarillo, Texas. Coon will be looking for her second gold trophy with Entrigue, a three-year-old bay […]

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Five Tips to Overcome Horse Show Stage Fright

If you have ever suffered from horse show stage fright, you are well aware of the stress and pressure that begins to appear as you make your way up to the show pen. With the Select World Show currently going on and other major shows coming up, this problem tends to rear its ugly head […]

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Competitors Share Their “Secret Weapons” in the Show Pen

The definition of a weapon is “gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.” Whether it be a certain mindset or a particular outfit, an exhibitor’s “weapon” can set them apart from the competition. Have you ever looked at World and Congress Champions and thought, “what is their secret to success?” Is […]

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