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Published 08/22/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

One of Erickson's favorite moments was in 1995 when they won the World Championship in the Pleasure Driving under all five judges.
Talent, good looks, and star power are some of the adjectives that describe the late Sonnys Hot Jazz (Sonny). The three-time AQHA World Champion and Multiple Congress Champion passed away at the age of 25. Sonny also sired multiple Congress and World Champions including GI Jazz, Sonnys Hot Fantasy, Mostly Sunny Days, Sonnys Cool Jazz, and Zippos Hot Jazz to name a few.

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Published 08/21/2014 - 9:40 a.m. CDT

"Suzie has the best personality and loves attention," Marilyn says about her spoiled teammate. Photo © Impulse Photography
Ken and Marilyn Masterson of Masterson Farms have been on the go this summer show season. With all of the activity at their farm and with the great success of RL Best Of Sudden, there has been little downtime for the couple. Marilyn Masterson has been busy qualifying for the Select Amateur World Show with her mare, Suddenly Its Time (Suzie). 

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Published 08/21/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"What I enjoy most about my job is the caliber of horses I have the privilege to work with everyday," Smith states. Photo © Don Trout Photography
GoHorseShow was recently given the opportunity to speak with 29 year-old Adam Smith, a new up-and-coming trainer who works for Highpoint Performance Horses. Smith, who is originally from Dobson, North Carolina sat down with our intern, Lauren Wilhelm and discussed more about his background and future plans.

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Published 08/20/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Percy had a successful NSBA World Show where he was third in the BCF Limited Open Pleasure and third in the NSBA Limited Open Pleasure with Brad Ost. Photo © Larry Williams

Nineteen year-old Miranda Mitten of Orange County, California is excited to announce her purchase of 2012 Congress Western Pleasure Champion, Sudden Persuasion (Percy) from Bonnie Sheren of Studio City, California. "We drove down to Highpoint Performance Horses to try him out, and I absolutely loved him," Mitten told GoHorseShow, who rides under the supervision of Kellie Hinely of Trendsetter Performance Horses. 

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Published 08/19/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Participants from all over Europe competed for ribbons and trophies. Photo © Leonie Fischer
American Quarter Horse enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond had their eyes on Kreuth from August 9-17, 2014, where the FEQHA held the European Championship of American Quarter Horses. Nine days packed with top performances in different classes, more than 5.000 entries, 417 horse and rider combinations, 60 European champions, 20 circuit champions. Participants from all over Europe competed for ribbons and trophies.

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Published 08/18/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"Winners never make excuses," Lynn states. Photo © Impulse Photography
Every successful competitive rider spends their time in the saddle with the same goal in mind: to win. They live and breathe horses and horse shows. They study the winners in attempt to follow in the path to the winners circle. But what separates the winners from the rest of the crowd? 

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Published 08/17/2014 - 12:00 p.m. CDT

Kamanyawannadance won his first two world championship titles on Sunday with Ryan Painter in the irons in NSBA Open Working Hunter and NSBA Senior Hunter Hack. Photo © NSBA.COM
The National Snaffle Bit Association jumped into the final day of its World Championship Show experiencing a 22 percent increase in entries for its over fence classes. Saturday, NSBA hosted an AQHA and Special Event Over Fences show, and the final day of the world show featured NSBA World Show classes along with an AQHA Special Event held concurrently.

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Published 08/17/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

My picture of the day is exactly what most barns were doing this evening.. celebrating the successes of a great week!
Hi Everyone! My name is Meg DePalma from Martinez, Georgia. I'm here in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the NSBA World Championship Show showing my hunter under saddle mare, Good Marecedes, and my new all-around horse, My Dream Remembered. I am also going to be your go to for the picture of the day. Check out my picture from the fourth day of the show.

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