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Sterling Version and Olivia Tordoff End Their Perfect Ride Together with Gold

Our September GoMag cover features the now retired and 2017 AQHYA World Champion, Sterling Version. We recently wrote the cover story briefly discussing Olivia Tordoff and Sterling Version’s love for one another, but we decided that Olivia had so much more to say about her beloved equine friend that we had to do a follow […]

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Harvey’s Angels: Horse Community Members Come Together

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. On August 25, 2017, a life changing tragedy began for many Texans. Over a four-day stretch, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain. Homes were lost, lives were lost, and hope survived it all. Despite […]

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Judge’s Perspective: Nancy Renfro’s “Spin” on the Horsemanship Spin

The spin, or turnaround, has been a staple maneuver of horsemanship patterns since the invention of the class. To watch a well-executed pivot is comparable to a ballerina dancer performing a pirouette. However, what may seem like a common element in horsemanship and equitation is sometimes improperly carried out, often due to rider error. We […]

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Weekend Recovery: Six Tips to Help you Bounce Back After a Long Horse Show

After a weekend or longer at a horse show, it’s likely that all you’ll want to do is shower the arena dirt off your body, crawl into bed, and never leave. You may also want to do nothing on Monday but look at pictures from the show and reminisce about the weekend you just had. […]

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Rider Error: Correcting Bad Behavior in Pattern Horses Begins With You

Horsemanship and hunt seat equitation are two classes that focus on the rider’s ability to successfully maneuver their horse and where the scores are based on the rider’s performance, not the movement of the animal. A flawless horsemanship or equitation pattern is always pleasing to the eye as it showcases the bond between horse and […]

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The Rock Candids from 2017 AQHA Select World Show

Exhibitors at the 2017 Adequan® Select World Championship Show have shined their boots and dusted off their hats and have been competing the past few days in the cattle, reining, and ranch riding events. “We are excited to see the hard work and dedication these Select amateurs have put in for the Adequan® Select World,” […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Mimsi Coon

In our fun series,“10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Me”, we are featuring Mimsi Coon of Pilot Point, Texas. This select amateur will be showing four horses in the halter division at this year’s Select World Show in Amarillo, Texas. Coon will be looking for her second gold trophy with Entrigue, a three-year-old bay […]

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