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We Ask The Industry: What is Your Biggest Fashion Disaster in the Show Pen?

Exhibitors love horse show clothing because of sparkles, elegance, and self-expression through style. But at some point in just about every exhibitor’s career, they will experience show clothing “blooper” moments.  Zippers split, fabric rips, and people panic. Nerves kick in when walking up to the show pen with an unexpected split zipper. Clothing malfunctions are […]


What to Expect at this Year’s Redbud Spectaular

Getting back to showing horses in the midst of a global pandemic was feeling like a distant reality for a while there.  But, with a lot of planning and the strict guidelines of health officials, the 22nd annual Redbud Spectacular will go on this week as planned…with a few changes. There is now clarity for […]


How to ‘Shine Bright Like a Diamond’ at the Big Shows with Carrie Bachey of Just Peachy

The 2020 show season looks completely different than any of us could have ever imagined. Thanks to the waiver in qualification requirements and the addition of new classes to the schedules, more exhibitors than ever are looking forward to significant events like the Quarter Horse Congress and World Shows in 2020.  Whether this is your […]


2020 APHA Youth World Show Postponed and Combined with Open/Amateur World Show

After careful consideration, the American Paint Horse Association is postponing its 2020 Youth World Championship Show until September, to be held with its Open and Amateur World Shows in Fort Worth. The APHA Board of Directors took this action with primary concern for the public health of its entire membership in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]


73rd ApHC National & 2020 Youth World Shows Canceled

MOSCOW, IDAHO — Citing a wide range of risks related to COVID-19, the ApHC Board of Directors voted unanimously yesterday to cancel the 73rd National Appaloosa Horse Show and Youth World Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, following months of deliberations and fact-finding. The Board concluded that the dangers of moving forward were “too great to […]


Small Fashion Musts – The Overlooked Aspects of Creating a Successful Horse Show Outfit

Many people overlook some essential items to put together a successful show outfit. These small pieces are part of what makes an individual stand out in the ring. It is crucial to pay attention to every little detail when preparing for your classes. GoHorseShow spoke with Wendy Brown of Show Me Again and two competitors, […]


The Dos and Don’ts of Showmanship Suits

In recent years, the “less is more” trend in horse show fashion has been on a steady rise. Fitted button-down shirts have become increasingly popular in events such as horsemanship and western pleasure. The classic look of a black hunt coat and light-colored undershirt never goes out of style for the hunt seat events. And […]


Finding Your Distances in Pattern Classes

Pattern classes have long been the test of the silent communication between a horse and rider. Learning to count your horse’s strides will benefit you in every pattern class, from western riding and trail to making even circles in horsemanship and equitation, and completing correct showmanship patterns. Those who excel can guide their horses, cleanly, […]