Throughout his twenty plus years in the business,
Bruce Vickery of Aubrey, Texas has showed and
trained numerous World and Congress Champions. For
the past six years, Vickery has held the title as
the highest NSBA Trail money earner with
$86,734.15. To put the magnitude of this
impressive feat into perspective, the second
highest NSBA Trail money earner has $38,410.44 in
lifetime earnings, nearly $50,000 less.
Lewis says that she is thankful that showing horses has allowed her to continue competing into her late sixties when many sports would have required younger bodies.
Last month, while recovering from her third bout
of cancer, Linda Lewis of The Villages, Florida
was also determined to go back and show at the
Pinto World Show. This Amateur Elite exhibitor is
a three-time ovarian cancer survivor. She was
initially diagnosed in February of 2010 and has
gone through treatment and therapy the past few
years. Due to her illness, Lewis missed the Pinto
World Show in 2010 through 2013 and had doubts she
would make it this year.
Seaside Farm, LP announces the donation of their
NSBA World Champion hunt seat stallion, Iron Age,
to Ohio State University. "We were fulfilling
my mom's wishes, Carolyn Fleming Smith, per her
will, with the donation of Iron Age to a
University," says Adria Smith of Seaside Farm, LP.
"That transaction was completed after breeding
season for ease on all parties with Ohio State
AQHA and PHBA member, Diane Stenborg, of DeLand,
Florida, is not only able to compete in a class
that most find daunting, but has achieved winning
three World titles as well. What’s so special
about Diane and her accomplishments you might ask?
Diane Stenborg is legally blind.
We are heartbroken to report that beloved gelding
and Congress Champion, RL A Sudden Image (Larry)
passed away at the age of 12 due to complications
associated with laminitis. The chestnut gelding
was by A Sudden Impulse and out of Miss Good Asset
and bred by the Roberts Development Corporation.
Larry was last owned by the Nowacki Family of
“My favorite thing about Avery is she knows me better than anyone else and I feel like I can be myself around her,” says Bailey pictured right with Avery.
There’s a t-shirt that says a girl’s best friend
is her horse. While we won’t dispute that, we do
know there are some unforgettable pairs that have
been hitting the horse show circuits for a few
years now. Their friendships have survived
competing against each other at shows, including
the upcoming AQHYA World Show. GoHorseShow talked
to best friends, Avery Ellis and Bailey Anderson;
Abbi Demel and Kaylee Mellott, and Paige
Stopperich and Courtney Allen. Find out more about
their longtime friendships developed through their
love of horses.
The Gordyville Shootout and AQHA show took place
July 17th through the 20th in Gifford, Illinois.
There were six AQHA split/combined shows, the
annual shootout, and NSBA Futurity
Classic. "The western pleasure classes were
well attended and very competitive," says
Gordyville Show Manager Jody
The Tidwell Family of Cartersville, Georgia
just had another great show with their palomino
gelding, CowboysAintEasyToLuv (Waylon) at the PHBA
World Show. Last year, Michael and Justine won
their first PHBA World Championship with Waylon in
the Junior Hunter Under Saddle with their
assistant trainer, Alyssa Casa in the
irons. This year, the family came home with
an impressive stack of ribbons and