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Reporter For a Day from the 2018 APHA World Show: Elizabeth “Spike” Brewer

In its second year of being held in September, the 2018 APHA World Show is in full swing. The show is giving away over $800,000 in cash and prizes with several specialty classes added to award even more exhibitors in additional classes. To keep everyone apprised of the shows happenings, both in and out of […]

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Harris Leather and Silverworks – 50 Years in the Making

There is a simple reason that Harris Leather and Silverworks is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year — they take care of their customers with quality craftsmanship. With their attention to detail and a warm smile for everyone, it is not surprising that they are considered one of the very best in our industry. “We […]

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We Ask the Industry: How Does Your Trainer Spoil You?

When you first think of your horse trainer, often, the hard things they make you do, like posting without stirrups and running with cups of water to get a smoother trot in showmanship, are some of the first memories that come to mind. However, not all memories of horse trainers revolve around the blood, sweat, […]

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APHA Longe Line Split to Debut at 2018 World Show

The Yearling Longe Line class has gained popularity across associations over the years as it allows owners to market their yearling performance prospects avidly in the show pen. All major associations and futurities offer two separate longe line classes, one for the hunter and one for western prospects, except for the American Paint Horse Association […]

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We Ask The Experts: If You Knew Then What You Know Now, What Would You Change?

We have all had one of those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ thoughts from time-to-time. Whether it is regretting to take more beneficial college classes, saving for retirement or not stopping to smell the roses when you were a young trainer – they say hindsight is 20/20. No matter where we are on our life’s journey, we […]

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Why Watching Film is Important to Show Ring Success with Trainer Darla Lee

It seems like every day, showing horses gets harder and harder. Horses are getting nicer and everyone out there is a good rider. We are all consistently looking for ways to get better and perfect the fine points of our performances. It seems there is no better way to take your game to the next […]

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English Elegance in Attire

With these English attire tips, you’ll be dressed for horse-showing success the next time you show English classes. English apparel is not as flashy as the rhinestones and sequins you might see in western pleasure or showmanship classes. The look is elegant and refined, but it doesn’t have to be boring. AQHA rules leave quite […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Elizabeth “Spike” Brewer

The next person in our highly popular, 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me series, is Elizabeth “Spike” Brewer of Wilson, North Carolina. Most people in the horse industry know her as “Spike.” She grew up in a little farm town called Cable, Ohio on her family’s 240-acre farm. Her mother still lives on the […]

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Eight Things to Remember when Showing in a New Class

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Trying a new class for the first time can often be intimidating. However, if approached correctly, it can be the beginning of an intense passion. To be successful, you must allow yourself to make mistakes and grow […]

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