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Published 07/23/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"For the PHBA/NSBA Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Class, it was one of the best rides I've had on him and it was so much fun," Casa states, pictured here after her win. Photo © NSBA.COM

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 trophies.




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Published 07/22/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"Approach your practice like a professional," Lynn states. Photo © Kaleena Katz Weakly
Are you preparing for any of the numerous and upcoming World Championship Shows? If so, you already know how different the big shows are from the state level horse show. The anticipation is built into everything surrounding the show and somehow, every little detail just feels special. This is the show you have prepared all year for, excitement fills the air making expectations run high.



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Published 07/21/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"Somebodys Bull was probably the ugliest Bull Parker, but his heart and talent made up for his looks," Gretchen remembers.
Would you believe that a horse that was described as "skinny" and "pathetic" and was purchased through a killer sale for just $60 in Texas, would go on to win the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Amateur Horsemanship? AQHA judge and trainer, Holly Hover, tells GoHorseShow the story of when she received a phone call that would forever change the life of the people and horses involved.



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Published 07/21/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

This show was blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed to have a great time. Photo © TQHA
The 2014 Country Music Circuit was held in Harriman, TN on July 18th thru 20th. This show was blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed to have a great time. Judges for the show were Dean Bogart, Charlene Carter, Stephanie Lynn, and Brent Maxwell. The show had good participation in classes across the board, from fence classes to ranch horse pleasure.



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Published 07/19/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Trubee immediately noticed Brandvik’s superb workmanship and now plans on having the shoes of all the stallions at Pine View Farm—Invitation Only and Lazy Loper among them—engraved.
Whether a horse is an AQHA legend or a favorite pasture pet, a horseshoe can be a wonderful tribute that is understood by all horsemen. Jim Brandvik of Sherman County, Texas knows this all too well. His chosen form of equine tribute is that of an engraved horseshoe; Brandvik is known as the Original Horseshoe Engraver, the first known artist to use engraved horseshoes as his medium.


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Published 07/18/2014 - 6:02 p.m. CDT

“When Don officially retires in 2015, we will certainly miss his guidance and leadership,” said AQHA President Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas. (Journal Photo)
Don Treadway Jr., the executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association, announced today his intent to retire in 2015. In making the announcement, Treadway wants to allow ample time to appoint a successor and ensure an orderly transition to not interrupt Association business and member needs.



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Published 07/18/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

All adoptable dogs will have dark blue bandanas which say: The Paws Cause / Adopt Me printed on them.
The first annual, The Paws Cause, is a dog adoption event that will be held at the 2014 AQHYA World Show and Reichert Celebration that will feature rescue dogs that need new homes. This event was the brain child of AQHA judge and equine sales consultant Ruth Ellen of The Horse Source, Inc. Ellen is an animal lover, especially dogs and horses.



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Published 07/17/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"That’s the best part of our sport, most people are very willing to help the “newbies” and teach them a few tricks of the trade," Murin states pictured here.
We have all thought it. At some point or another everyone showing open shows wants to know what it’s really like at a breed show, and if you go, can you play with the “big boys”? Well take some advice from me, someone who left her comfy circle of Michigan open shows, packed up her horse, moved to Texas, got a trainer, and hit the road!



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