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Published 09/17/2014 - 10:50 p.m. CDT

Healthy class sizes coupled with good, friendly competition was the trend for the weekend. Photo © TQHA
The 2014 TQHA Circuit took place September 12-14th in Murfreesboro, TN at the Miller Coliseum. With more than 235 stalls booked going into the weekend, the show looked to be a good one—and it sure was! Healthy class sizes coupled with good, friendly competition was the trend for the weekend. Keith Miller, Liz Baker, Dawn Clason, and Tina Anderson judged the circuit.

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Published 09/17/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"The Nightingale's have purchased the number one N/N breeding stallion in the country," says former owner Lisa King about Secret Gunfighter. Photo © KC Montgomery

King's Quarter Horses of Crescent City, Florida would like to congratulate RJN Farms of Galva, Kansas on the purchase of Congress and AQHA World Champion, Secret Gunfighter. RJN Farms is owned by Russell and Jerrid Nightingale who also stand World Champion halter stallions, Zhivago and sorrel overo, WKN Chicas Icon. 

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Published 09/16/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Thompson has been cleaning up at the futurities with her offspring by Hot Ones Only as well as with her three year-old western pleasure gelding, Rock County Kid. Photo © NSBA.COM
Our industry is full of many types of people with diverse backgrounds who all share one thing, a love of horses. But there is so much more than meets the eye to many of these people. We asked multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion rider, Sharnai Thompson, who owns stallion, Hot Ones Only (Bruno) with her mother, Tammy Dyer, to list the Top 10 things she loves and hates. 

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Published 09/15/2014 - 8:25 p.m. CDT

A correct riding position will sit you just above and behind the horse’s center of gravity. The position allows your horse balanced movement and helps you stay on. Photo © SR Images
Correct body position is as basic as it gets. Without it, you and your horse can’t balance properly, and you can’t deliver your aids correctly. It’s one of those things you need to master before you can really advance with your riding. We’re talking about the alignment of a rider’s ear, shoulder, hip and heel. 

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Published 09/13/2014 - 7:11 p.m. CDT

Exclusive to, in this article, Martin and Cole discuss how they have handled the pressure to succeed while trying to keep everything in perspective.
Over the past few years, Charlie and Jason have been experiencing the extreme highs and lows of owning and competing with their barrel racing stallion, Slick By Design. Cole and Martin said it was challenging to deal with the quicker highs and lows in barrel racing, but it has helped them develop new coping skills to handle the pressure and disappoints on the AQHA show circuit.

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Published 09/13/2014 - 4:59 p.m. CDT

"I have always been a fan of Kisses' dam, Ona Good Impulse. So I feel very blessed and thank Jan for allowing me the opportunity to own this great filly," Johns states.
"When I posted the videos of Ona Good Kiss (Kisses) and HereIComeAgain (Chloe) on the Pittman Ranch Facebook page, the comments and inquiries I received from viewers were amazing," says Jan Shepherd Pittman of Panama City, Florida about her two fillies. "Both of these fillies have the wow factor and with the world class talent of (sisters) Susie Johns and Kathy Tobin, I expect them to do great things."

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Published 09/13/2014 - 9:58 a.m. CDT

Don't miss Riley Smith in the premier of Deliverance Creek, airing Saturday night on Lifetime. Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal/Lifetime Television.
Flashback to the late eighties…in the Coliseum of the Quarter Horse Congress. Small Fry exhibitors wait for the results of the Small Fry Western Pleasure at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Last, but not least, Riley Smith and Famous Brick were announced as Congress Champions. The first, but certainly not the last time, this Cedar Rapids, Iowa native will be at home in the spotlight.

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Published 09/12/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Waylon is holding a meet and greet for his fans on October 19th at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Photo © Impulse Photography
Don't miss an exclusive chance to meet the one and only VS Code Red. Waylon is holding a meet and greet for his fans on October 19th at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. It will be held in front of the Voinovich building from 1 to 3pm. You will be able to get up close and personal with this one of a kind stallion and even get your picture taken with him. Waylon looks forward to seeing everyone there!

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