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Robin DeGraff: Building a Life Breeding Horses and Captaining Yachts

Longtime horse breeder Robin DeGraff of Port Clinton, Ohio, has always been horse crazy. At age16, DeGraff graduated high school and went straight to work at a nearby stable to learn about horses. Over the next several years, Robin worked at a multitude of barns and stables that specialized in breeding and showing many different […]

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Assistant Trainer Spotlight: Sarah Keith of Evans Performance Horses

Assistant trainer Sarah Keith of Elizabeth, Colorado, started working for Chad Evans in 2016. Some of her responsibilities include setting the trail for the day, saddling horses, doctoring, organizing the trailers for shows, clipping, giving lessons, and riding. Keith currently shows in the hunter under saddle, trail, western pleasure, and western riding. Keith grew up […]

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How Bad Riding Habits Can Ruin Your Overall Look in the Show Pen – with Melissa Dukes and Tim Gillespie

You are ready to go into your next class, your trainer tells you to put weight in your stirrups and roll your shoulders back when you walk into the large arena, your nerves set in. Unconsciously, your toes point down, and your body leans forward. This automatically presents a red flag to the judges. However, […]

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From the Pleasure Pen to Ranch Riding: How to Make the Switch with Marty Simper

With AQHA’s recent announcement that starting in 2021, more divisions will be added to its popular ranch riding class. Some exhibitors may be considering giving this popular class a try. But the change from pleasure rider to ranch rider requires more than a wardrobe and tack change. Trainer Marty Simper of Elwood, Utah, offers some […]

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6 Horseback Exercises to Improve Strength, Rhythm and Balance

How does that quote go? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke hit the nail right on the head. While your competition is sitting around the house, waiting for warmer weather before they get back to riding, you’re already strategizing for how you’re going to dominate in the next show season. […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Johnna Letchworth Clark

“Avoiding COVID!” was Johnna Letchworth Clark’s response when we asked her what she has been doing for the majority of last year. Clark also mentioned trying to show her two horses, On The Roks, “Whiskey” and Huntin A Hot Cowgirl, “Hunter.” At the 2020 AQHA World Show, Letchworth and her horse Huntin A Cowgirl brought […]

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Top 10 GoHorseShow Stories of the Year for 2020: #1 Story

Reflecting back on the year through our top 10 most popular stories has been an annual tradition at GoHorseShow since we launched over 12 years ago. Every year, as we look back, we almost have to pinch ourselves at what an unbelievable group of loyal readers and advertisers we have who make it all possible. […]

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