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Kimes Kandids & Go-To Place for 2018 AQHA World Championship Show

The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. Nearly 4,500 entries from the United States, Belgium, […]

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Bushes in Showmanship? AQHA Explains Challenging Showmanship Pattern at 2018 World Show

The Level 3 Amateur Showmanship is one of the toughest classes you will see at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. Top exhibitors from all across the world compete for the chance to take home that special globe. Showmanship is all about having control of every aspect of your horse and being a good […]

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We Ask the Industry: What was Your First World Show Experience?

Holiday music is playing at Starbucks, it’s time to get out your favorite cozy sweaters and, as hard as it is to bid summer farewell, ushering in November means that the time has come for the AQHA World Show. A year of goal-setting, hard work and preparation culminates in the industry’s best going head-to-head in […]

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Spot My Blue Boy Passes Away Due to Complications with Leg Injury

On October 1, 2018, Spot My Blue Boy was laid to rest due to recovery complications from his January 2018 broken leg. Domino, as he was affectionately known around the world, was a 2007 striking bay leopard stallion sired by the legendary Skys Blue Boy. His ashes will be buried under a freshly planted Live […]

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Reader Poll: Do You Like having the AQHA Year End Awards Banquet with the World Show in November?

This year at the AQHA World Show, the Year End Awards Banquet will be held in conjunction with the show on Sunday, November 11 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This is a new development from past years where the High Point Awards Celebration was held during the yearly AQHA Convention held in […]

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GoMag: November AQHA World Show Issue Online Now

Although you may feel as though you just returned home from the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, there is no time to catch your breath. It’s World Show time! The November issue of GoMag, our AQHA World Show issue, features many of the wonderful horses competing at the AQHA World Championship show in Oklahoma City in […]

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New AQHA Scoring System Announced for Pattern Classes

This coming January, there will be a new scoring system for AQHA horsemanship, showmanship and equitation classes. “In many ways, the new system is similar to the current system,” said AQHA Professional Horseman John Pipkin, chairman of the AQHA judges committee. “We’re just changing the quantitative assessment. There’s no change to the philosophy of the […]

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Accomplished Equestrian Turned Police Officer Goes Viral on Social Media

With the Congress over and the AQHA World Show about to start, everyone is pretty much suffering from extreme horse show withdrawals. To lighten the mood, we wanted to feature someone fun in our industry and Becca Walter of Loveland, Colorado came to mind. Walter wears many hats in her community. She is a married […]

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Maintaining Momentum: How Did You Win a Congress and World Championship in the Same Year?

People who don’t show horses think we are crazy, and during Congress and World Show time, they may not be too far off. This “grind time” doesn’t last just a weekend, it encompasses months of intense preparation and competition through the AQHYA World Show, NSBA World Show, All American Quarter Horse Congress, Adequan Select World […]

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