Reporting to you directly from the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, Florida, I’d like to share a little preview of last minute gifts for your special “someone” from my amazing sponsor, “All That” Show Clothing. Owner, Tammy Benes is always raising the bar, and this holiday season she is proud to feature several “exclusive vendors” with an international flair!Read More...
Dakota Diamond Griffith Category
When my Dad, Sid Griffith, got the call from
Alex Ross that he was being invited to judge the AQHA World Show this year, I
knew immediately that it would rank as one of the highlights in his professional
career. Although my Dad
is a private person behind the scenes, I know it meant a lot to him to be asked
to judge his first AQHA World Show.
There are many variables in
determining a hottie, but it’s not an exact science. Qualities our readers were seeking included success in and out
of the horse show arena, personality, charm, wit, attention to detail, swagger,
fitness, work ethic, and even sexy voices.
After watching Brittany Barker crowned Congress Queen, I put on my GoHorseShow.com reporter hat and
set out to see just what the path to Congress Queen entails.
My first stop was an interview
with the fabulous new Queen.
Brittany and I have quite a history together, so I was filled with
emotion for her big win!
Hey it’s Dakota and my “Must Haves” list for the Congress last year
landed me a real job with GoHorseShow so I’m back again this year to
bring you the hottest trends that you can’t leave the Congress without.
Trust me, I have
scoured every corner of Congress Hall and the Annex to bring you my 2010
Haves” and I’ve got something for everyone and every price point. So all
wives and girlfriends, I’ve taken the pain out of it all so take
As the hometown girl, I would
like to welcome each and every one of you to the 44th Annual All
American Quarter Horse Congress!
This year, I wanted to start early by helping ya’ll out with a Columbus
A-Z list of businesses, entertainment, shopping and restaurants that may be
useful and make your visit more enjoyable.
the World Equestrian Games kick-off in Lexington, Kentucky, I had the unique
opportunity to attend a major horse event which hosted many of the top WEG
bound international and Olympic show jumping riders this past weekend. Held right in my own backyard in a
northeast suburb of Columbus, Ohio, The New Albany Classic has
become an important date on the Grand Prix circuit.
“Cuz every girl’s crazy ‘bout a
sharp dressed man.” Young or old, who doesn’t love
that ZZ Top song circa 1983, and let’s face it the lyrics are soooo true. People talk about loving a man in uniform,
and the horse industry is no different. Nothing
sexier than a crisply pressed pair of jeans and a great shirt on a hot cowboy!
At first glance, 19-year-old Cassidy Miller
is a beautiful California girl, and I knew she and I would be fast friends at
“hello”. Sparkling from head to toe in “bling”
this girl had it “goin’ on” and I couldn’t wait to learn where she had
purchased her fabulous accessories.
After a few minutes of friendly “girl talk”, I sat down with Cassidy and her equally beautiful
mother, Kellie, to learn about their story of perseverance, determination, love and HOPE.
Between my duties as AQHYA
President, awards presenter, lunger, halter and hunter under saddle competitor,
and cheerleader (long story!) one might think this girl doesn’t have any time to shop
while at the World Show. Wrong! How could I possibly resist a trip across the
street from the stalls for a little retail therapy?