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Published 04/10/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Larisa Affelt (pictured here) says her Incentive Fund money goes to straight back into her horses--what about you? Photo © Emajes Design
When Spring rolls around, horse show exhibitors and breeders are excited about the weather warming up and the previous year's Incentive Fund checks arriving in the mail. For some, it is an excuse to indulge on something extra--a new watch, boots, or trip, while others apply the funds back into their horse show fund. GoHorseShow wanted to know what people were spending their extra bonus money on--find out here!

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Published 04/09/2014 - 4:20 p.m. CDT

Pictured here Steve and Becky Meadows enjoying the sunny weather. Photo © Go Far Advertising
The 2014 AQHA/NCQHA Martinganza took place April 3rd through the 6th at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, North Carolina. The show had outstanding judges including: Tanya Green, Rhonda Replogle, Nancy Sue Ryan, Larry Hansch, and Kelly McDowall. There was a $225 flat fee for all five judges. "What a fun show," Non-Pro Exhibitor, Liz Barnard Hay raves. "Wonderful weather, great friends, and big classes."

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Published 04/09/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

Knost is the only one who can say that they were awarded the first ever Amateur All-Around Award at the AQHA World Championship Show. Photo © Harold Campton
LuAnn Knost was a trailblazer and record breaker during her long and successful show career. Knost and her 1976 bay gelding, Melody Zipper (Zipper) were three-time AQHA World Champions; seven-time AQHA Reserve World Champions; six-time Honor Roll champions, three-time consecutive Congress Amateur All-Around Champions and a two-time winner of the AQHA All-Around Amateur Honor Roll title.

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Published 04/07/2014 - 2:28 p.m. CDT

"We couldn't be any happier that NSBA chose to recognize Huntin My Zipper's accomplishments," says Hubba's owner, Breanne Porter. Photo © Impulse Photography
One word comes to mind when describing Huntin My Zipper and his sire, Hubba Hubba Huntin--versatile. Both father and son epitomize the definition of this word--adaptable, flexible, all around, multifaceted, multitalented, resourceful; adjustable, multipurpose, all-purpose, and handy to name a few.

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Published 04/07/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Cole states that the biggest reason they have been successful is that they know when to leave their horses alone.
Cole and Martin discuss five tips that help keep them at the top of their game. Martin and Cole credit much of their success to the fact that they respect and love horses and treat them with dignity. "Charlie and I are just plain and simple," Martin states. "If your horse is happy and healthy and enjoys their life and their jobs, most likely they will try harder, look happier and have a longer career."

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Published 04/04/2014 - 8:34 p.m. CDT

"Shaggy is such an amazing horse and he loves to show, so I'm so happy to see him go on to another great home," former owner, Love states, pictured here. Photo © KC Montgomery

Congress Champion and two-time AQHA Reserve World Champion Invitemeforchocolate has sold to the Brehm Family of Lincoln, Nebraska. The 2006 bay gelding by Invitation Only was sold by the Neiberger Family. Last year, the talented gelding was shown by Emily Neiberger in the Youth 15-18 events. 

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Published 04/04/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Kristen says she loves, "VS Code Red and VS Flatline for too many reasons to list!" Pictured here with VS Code Red. Photo © Impulse Photography
GoHorseShow asked multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion rider, Kristen Galyean, who owns stallions, VS Code Red and VS Flatline, to list the Top 10 things she loves and hates. Kristen was kind enough to share her thoughts and she did not disappoint. Check out her revealing comments below!

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Published 04/03/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"Although some chose to stay in the saddle, the correct way to ride a hand gallop is to get into a lighter seat when asking the horse to lengthen the stride," Lynn states. Photo © Rachel Reilly Photography

AQHA takes pride in making their World Championship Show be the platform for adherence to the current rules. The show is a trend setter. Winners at the AQHA World Championship Show are often imitated by trainers and exhibitors throughout the country increasing the importance of the event. 

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