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Show Me Style with Wendy Brown: Bling or No Bling? That is the Question

What is a show clothing company doing writing about the controversy of bling? Show Me Again was inspired during the Congress this year when Kristen Galyean took the arena, and the web, by storm by wearing a plain shirt during her pleasure class on VS Lady In Red. Galyean explained, “I love the comfort of […]

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Youth Exhibitor Mallory Vroegh Looks Back on her “Triple Crown” Year

Eighteen-year-old Mallory Vroegh of Grimes, Iowa had an unbelievable year in the show arena. We wanted to take a look back on her incredible show season and ask Mallory about her favorite moments of the year. Some of the highlights include sweeping the showmanship at all three major championships – AQHYA World Show, NSBA World […]

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Capital Quarter Horses Sets the Bar High Going into the World Show

Capital Quarter Horses is just off a great Congress with several wins and significant momentum heading into the AQHA World Show. In Ohio, Hillary won the prestigious Non-Pro Open Maturity with Momma Knows Best (Myrtle), and the 22-year-old Texas native was the Reserve Champion in the Three-Year-Old Open Non-Pro Western Pleasure with Johnnie On The […]

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From Congress to World Show: Champions Reveal Their Secrets to Handling Back-to-Back Shows

Training is all about timing. For world-class athletes, life revolves around a rigorous schedule of practices, workouts, meals and the all-important and relished off-days and rest periods. There’s a reason the NFL’s Super Bowl is not followed the next week by something that might be called the More Super Super Bowl – those players have […]

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We Ask Exhibitors: Quick Tips on Showing at the AQHA World Show

The AQHA World Show is already upon us even though many exhibitors and trainers have just finished showing at the month-long marathon known as the Quarter Horse Congress. However, there is no rest for the weary when it comes to the short downtime between the Congress and the AQHA World Show. The intensity and pace […]

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2017 Congress All-Around Winners Announced

GoHorseShow would like to congratulate the all-around winners from the 51st All-American Quarter Horse Congress. We talked to three of the winners including owner, Rebekah Kazakevicious whose horse, Not Just Anyhoo (Horton) won the Open All-Around. Horton was the Congress Champion in the Junior Hunter Hack with Ryan Painter, Junior Hunter Under Saddle with Rebekah, […]

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Congress Reporter for a Day: Wrapup with Marsha Stigge and Dionne Stigge-Rucker

Editor’s Note: GoHorseShow had a “guest reporter for a day” series throughout the Congress where exhibitors and trainers reported on fun and exciting things that went on during the show. Read our final one here from Marsha Stigge and Dionne Stigge-Rucker of Award Decor. FINAL REPORT – Marsha Stigge and Dionne Stigge-Rucker Congress: The Long […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Congress Trail Pen

The prestigious split arena of the Celeste Center at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress during the highly competitive trail classes is a beautiful sight. Colorfully painted poles and perfectly placed obstacles are almost as impressive as the fashionable riders and gorgeous horses that ride them. However, there is an immense amount of thought, planning and […]

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Bonnie Sheren’s Horses Take Home Top 2 Prizes In Senior Trail

Highpoint Performance Horses had an outstanding day in the trail pen on Thursday afternoon with three of the Top 5 horses in the Senior Trail class with 142 shown. Jason Martin and Heza Radical Zip (Troy) took home the win in the class with a score of 236.5, Sleeptite and Ashley Dunbar-Clark ended up reserve […]

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Australian Trainer Places Top 5 at First Congress

Trainer, Natasha Backhouse Humphries of Queensland in Australia was born into a horse family and has been riding since she was about two years-old. Her father is a reining trainer in Australia, so she grew up in that industry. However, she quickly learned that training western pleasure horses was her calling. Humphries has been very fortunate […]

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