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2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress High Point All Around Champions

The 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress is a wrap and we have a list of the All Around and High Point winners at the show. These awards include six All-Around awards, one each for Open, Amateur, Youth, Youth 15-18, Youth 12-14 and Youth 11 and Under, as well as five high-point awards, one each […]

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View Slideshow: Rusty Green Reaches NSBA Million Dollar Milestone

When Rusty Green, of Pilot Point, Texas, was named reserve champion in the Congress Masters Two Year Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Saturday night aboard Whatilikeaboutyou, his $5,880 earnings for Capital Quarter Horses LLC pushed him to a career milestone that only one other rider has achieved – winning one million dollars in lifetime earnings […]

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Four-Peats Across the Board for Congress Masters Winners Beth Case and Jay Starnes

The arena is ready, the horses are in and the gate is shut for the 2016 Congress Masters Classes. Nine horses in the Masters Two-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle class and 12 horses in the Masters Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure competed for the prestigious title and a payout of $15,000.00 for the English and $30,000.00 for the […]

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Fifty at the 50th Congress: Mary White Celebrates 50th Birthday with Reserve Congress Championship

Select Amateur Mary White of Flower Mound, Texas was already excited about showing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress months ago. However, while examining the schedule before making entries, she realized that her Select Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Select Amateur Equitation classes fell on her 50th birthday, Saturday, October 29. That made her […]

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Twenty-Two Year Old Now Completely Blind Old Timer Still Struttin at Congress

Equestrians face a wide variety of challenges, both in and out of the show pen. However, showing a blind horse is not a challenge that most of us have encountered. For Delaney Dickens of Omaha, Nebraska that’s become a task she performs regularly. During the 2014 Congress, we featured Delaney and her horse, Ima Struttin […]

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A Certain Vino Drinks In His Final Congress Like a Fine Wine

Friday, A Certain Vino showed in his final class ever at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress with his longtime owner, Darcy Reeve. The pair ended up third in the Amateur Western Pleasure in a very deep pen, finishing their Congress career with an impressive, if not record breaking, 29 Congress Championships. Darcy said of showing […]

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Food, Numbers and Underwear: Exhibitors Share Their Congress Traditions and Superstitions

Some people claim that they aren’t superstitious, or that tradition doesn’t mean that much to them. But during certain times of the year (or during certain events), these people join their superstitious and tradition-loving counterparts and relish in them both. For example, I would be willing to bet that whether or not you consider yourself […]

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Marilyn Masterson Wins First Congress Championship Aboard Third Generation Masterson Farms Bred Mare

Sometimes things just come together perfectly, and it’s even better when it happens at the largest horse show of the year. That’s exactly what happened to Marilyn Masterson and KM WeKnowShesHot in the Select Amateur Western Pleasure at the Congress on Wednesday evening. Marilyn and her Masterson Farms, LLC homebred mare “Mercedes” were named the […]

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A Day in the Life of a Congress Assistant Trainer: Chris Holbin and Adam Mathis

Assistant trainers often endure long hours, hard physical labor and often have to do some jobs that most people would rather pass on. Five or ten years ago, an assistant trainer position was generally a stepping stone that one used to graduate into their own business. Today, that may still be the case, but it […]

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Kimes Ranch VIP Party – We Know You Didn’t Miss it Because Everyone Was There

People raved it was “epic”! A night that will not be easily forgotten, with The Voice contestant Angie Keilhauer building up the crowd for a phenomenal performance by Trick Pony. A packed house sported their Kimes Ranch VIP party exclusive hats while dancing their faces off to fan favorites like “On a night like this” […]

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