The MAQHA Easter Eggstravaganza was held April 17
through the 20th at the MSU Pavillion in East
Lansing, Michigan. The judges for the show were
Pierre Briere, Leonard Berryhill, Murray Griggs
and Robin Griggs. All four shows counted for MQHA
points and they had a flat fee of $310 that
covered unlimited classes, a stall, and fees for
one horse. There were over 3,000 entries for the
The Georgia equestrian team brought home the 2014
NCEA National Championship when it defeated
Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina an 8-8
(2,323.5-2,219) in a rematch of the SEC
Championship on Saturday, April 19 at the Extraco
Events Center in Waco, Texas. It was the program's
sixth national title and the first since 2010.
Georgia ends its season with an overall record of
Congress Executive Director Scott Myers said improvements will nearly eliminate the need to house horses in tent-stalls.
Organizers of the All American Quarter Horse
Congress have decided to stay in Ohio after the
state committed $38 million for upgrades at the
state fairgrounds. The Columbus Dispatch reports
Ohio risked losing its contract with the event
because the Congress had outgrown space available
at the Ohio Expo Center. The event has been held
in Ohio since 1967.
Pictured here at the NCEA Championships, Georgia team member Charley Thiel and Paige Stawicki's mother, Beverley Bass.
The nation’s top-12 teams will vie for the 2014
National Collegiate Equestrian Association
National Championship, set to take place April
17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco,
Texas. Beginning with the 2014 championship,
the top-12 overall teams (Western and Hunt Seat
combined) are invited to compete. The NCEA
Selection Committee determines and invites these
teams based on a number of factors throughout the
Professional horsewoman Beth Gouthro of Stauton,
Virginia says that she didn't find the movie,
Texas Rein--"it found me." Gouthro
recalls one day back in November when her phone
rang and there was a lady on the other end of the
line explaining that she was producing a movie
called Texas Rein.
Confidence is interesting--most people think it is
an actual ‘‘thing” that they either have, or they
don’t. I think of confidence as a belief in a
person's ability to do something and just like a
bank account, we either make deposits or
withdrawals. If you feel your confidence is
constantly in overdraft status, try eliminating
the following habits and your account balance will
be in the black in no time.
Kyle, who currently serves as an AQHA judge and an AQHA director-at-large for Texas, brings a lifetime of horse involvement as a trainer, professional and exhibitor.
From AQHA Executive Vice-President, Don
Treadway: I am pleased to welcome AQHA
Professional Horseman Pete Kyle as the newest AQHA
employee to assist us in moving AQHA shows
forward. We are at a pivotal time with shows, and
with them comprising such an extremely important
part of our Association, it is critical we
maintain our position at the top of the equine
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