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Reflections from a Select Amateur’s 2020 All-American Road Trip out West – Part 2: Vegas

Part 2 Things I Learned While Showing at the Silver Dollar Circuit in Vegas… Do NOT pet your horse while waiting at the gate for your trail class to begin. (Fun Fact: This is NOT just a grumpy trainer rule…it’s actually in the AQHA handbook. Don’t ask.)A surprisingly high number of people live full time […]

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Silver Dollar Circuit – Stakes Winners and More VS GoodRide Candids from Las Vegas

Running for 44 years, the Silver Dollar Circuit draws exhibitors from all over the world to compete at the exceptional South Point facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is currently the largest all-around circuit in the nation (providing no cattle, speed or reining events). It runs through February 26th and is known as “the […]

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Being Organized and Efficient at Horse Shows

Horse shows are a place where equine enthusiasts of all ages, from all areas and all levels of experience can have a good time and compete with their horses. Although fun, horse shows can be a bit stressful if you’re not prepared enough. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been showing for 20 years or two […]

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A Day in the Life of a Futurity Trainer with Cody Parrish, Aaron Moses and Dawn Baker

As almost any trainer will tell you, no day, or ride, is ever the same as the last. Futurity trainers working with two and three-year-olds will agree with this statement. Cody Parrish, Aaron Moses, and Dawn Baker shared their experiences regarding life as futurity trainers. Structure is vital when it comes to working with young […]

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Pattern Prep: Part 2

If you’re going to be competing at a show in a pattern class, you know that you’ll need some serious preparation. Patterns are generally posted well in advance, but laying down a winning run is not as simple as practicing the same pattern over and over before you show. We’ve gathered advice from five AQHA […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Samantha Ihde-Foust

Amateur exhibitor Samantha Ihde-Foust and her mare, Cool Cruzen Lady (Hazel), are coming off an outstanding year with an exceptional showing at the AQHA World Show and Congress. In Oklahoma City, her trainer, Tonya Brown won Reserve in the Junior Western Riding and Foust won the Level 2 Amateur Trail and was Reserve in the […]

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What to Look for in the Perfect Western Pleasure Horse with Casey Willis and Jay Starnes

In this series, we talk to judges and industry experts about what type of horses excel in particular classes. We sat down with Multiple AQHA World and Congress Western Pleasure Champions Casey Willis of Masterson Farms and and Jay Starnes of Starnes Quarter Horses to discuss what makes a perfect western pleasure horse. Western pleasure […]

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How to Correctly Prepare for a Working Hunter Course with Jerry Erickson

Whether you have your feet on the ground, or you are sitting on the back of your show horse, preparing for a hunter/jumper course is essential to a blue-ribbon success. These types of classes can become very complicated when trying to calculate angles, distances, speed, etc. There is no straightforward answer to finding the best […]

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Pattern Prep: Part 1

Patterns are generally posted well in advance, but laying down a winning run is not as simple as practicing the same pattern over and over before you show. We’ve gathered advice from five AQHA Professional Horsemen to help you develop rituals that can dispel your preshow anxiety and get your horse ready for his best […]

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