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Conquering the Fear of Change within Equine Associations

The fear of change is a complex topic and one that affects the equestrian organization’s ability to advance through progressive forward movement. The more regional planning groups can deal with, and transform fear within their organizations, the more successfully they will be able to lead deep and meaningful change that is so very much needed […]

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VS GoodRide Named 2019 NSBA Horse of the Year

“It’s been a whirlwind few days after I received a call from Dianne Eppers from the NSBA board explaining to me that VS GoodRide “Boss” was named the 2019 NSBA Horse of the Year,” says his owner, Brenda Gower. “To be honest, I could hardly talk after she told me the news, as I was […]

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Life After Youth: Staying Involved after Aging Out

As young competitors grow up and age out of the youth division, the question of “What comes next?” often arises. It is not uncommon for a childhood show horse to be sold as its rider leaves for college. The horse has done its job, and now it’s time to teach someone new. However, what happens […]

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10 Things You Need to Know if You Love Horsemanship

Horsemanship is a detail-oriented class that highlights an exhibitor’s ability to ride effectively, correctly, and effortlessly. From large fast circles to lead changes to spins, horsemanship truly tests an equestrian’s limits. The class requires strength and poise. When everything comes together, watching a talented horsemanship duo looks seamless and beautiful. Every class requires an exhibitor […]

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Five Tips For Planning the 2020 Show Season

The new show season offers many opportunities for exhibitors to showcase the hard work and fine-tuning done during the offseason. However, with the endless possibilities, some equestrians may get overloaded. It can seem like a daunting task to plan out an entire show season amid winter, but with a little forethought and extra effort early […]

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Good Horsemanship is the Foundation for any Discipline with Charlie Cole

Good horsemanship is the foundation for any riding discipline. Some riders instinctively find that perfect position in the saddle and always have their horses set up for the next maneuver. If you’re not quite in that group just yet, follow these basics from AQHA Professional Horseman and judge Charlie Cole. Perfect Position One thing to remember is […]

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Meredith Landy

In our fun series, “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me”, we are featuring Meredith Landy of Temecula, California. Landy has been competing on the APHA show circuit since 1971. She took a 19-year break while she went to college, law school, got married, and started practicing law. When Landy made partner, she went […]

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Shaking the Arena Blues: Ways for Horses and Riders to Break the Monotony

If someone were to ask you what your first horse lesson entailed, you might recall playing games on horseback. If you progressed to showing horses, your lessons probably became more serious. The games turned into core exercises, and the patterns were no longer figure 8’s around the cones. While you should take preparing for competitions […]

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What to Look for in the Perfect Showmanship Horse

In this series, we talk to judges and industry experts about what type of horses excel in particular classes. Multiple World and Congress Champion Trainers Shannon Vroegh and Ryan Cottingim discuss what type of horse will take you to the next level in showmanship. Compared to classes like hunter under saddle and horsemanship, showmanship is […]

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GoMag: February Breeding Issue Online Now

February is the month of love and marks the official beginning to the 2020 breeding season. During this time, mare owners play matchmaker and search for the perfect cross to raise the next World Champion. This month’s Breeding Issue of GoMag, filled with the very best stallions in our industry, is here to help you […]

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