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Published 11/21/2014 - 9:55 p.m. CDT

Aint Gota Lot continued his roll at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show when he took to the ring for the inaugural Level 1 Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, November 21 in the Performance Arena. (Journal Photo)
Aint Gota Lot continued his roll at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show when he took to the ring for the inaugural Level 1 Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, November 21 in the Performance Arena. Just the night before, the bay gelding, shown by AQHA Professional Horsewoman Beth Case of Pilot Point, Texas, had claimed the reserve world championship in junior hunter under saddle.

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Published 11/21/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Enjoying the best restaurants around OKC is one of the great things about the World Show, especially when you get to do it with friends and family you don't get to see as often as you'd like.
Hello AQHA World Show enthusiasts! My name is Kaleena Weakly, from Shelbyville, Illinois. I'm here in Oklahoma City enjoying my horses and competing at the 2014 World Show. Check in here daily with me at for my World Show Picture of the Day. While I'm here, I'll be showing my two mares, Hours Yours And Mine in the Amateur Trail, Horsemanship and Showmanship and Caught Me Looking in the Amateur Western Pleasure.

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Published 11/20/2014 - 9:58 p.m. CDT

Watch the video for Lauren's take on the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, plus AQHA Professional Horsemen Jim and Deanna Searles discuss the benefits of collegiate equestrian programs. (Credit: Journal)
First there were 16 - eight riders representing the National Collegiate Equestrian Association and eight representing the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association - then the ranks of 16 were cut down to eight for the November 19 semi-finals of the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show.

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Published 11/19/2014 - 1:46 p.m. CDT

Acadamosby Award is the only three-time AQHA Superhorse, with wins coming in 1998, 2000 and 2001. (Credit: Journal)
As the name suggests, it does take a “super” horse to nail down the title of AQHA Superhorse. First, said Superhorse must qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show, and that’s no easy feat there. But to be truly competitive in the Farnam Superhorse race, this exceptional athlete must qualify for the AQHA World Show in a number of open division classes, and once under the bright lights of the Jim Norick Arena, the Superhorse hopeful must secure as many top 10 placings as possible.

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Published 11/19/2014 - 9:27 a.m. CDT

You can view the Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes results and watch a video for Rusty's insight on the win, including how he sees the Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes making a significant impact on the western pleasure industry. (Journal Photo)
Fresh off the amateur western pleasure world championship, Rock County Kid took to the AQHA World Show arena once more, putting in an impressive showing in the inaugural Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes. AQHA Professional Horseman Rusty Green of Pilot Point, Texas, rode the bay gelding to the win for owner Sharnai Thompson, also of Pilot Point.

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Published 11/17/2014 - 12:00 p.m. CDT

In light of this announcement, it’s more important than ever to rally support for Women’s Equestrian’s status in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Photo © APHA
APHA and the entire horse industry is saddened to hear the University of Tennessee–Martin has decided to discontinue its varsity Women’s Equestrian program following its 2015–2016 season.This follows on the heels of Kansas State University’s announcement in October that their program is being dissolved.

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Published 11/16/2014 - 11:52 a.m. CDT

World championships in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and Junior Hunter Hack helped All Rise clinch his first High-Point English Horse award. Photo © APHA
It’s never too late to try something new, and for All Rise, the 2014 APHA World Championship Show was the perfect place to put his newfound skills to the test. A veteran world champion in hunter under saddle—he won his third consecutive title in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and his second championship in Classic Amateur Junior Hunter Under Saddle at this year’s show.

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Published 11/16/2014 - 8:30 a.m. CDT

Parks rode Sensational Design to the NSBA and APHA championship titles and $3,701 for owners Melvin and Pamela Mousley. Photo © NSBA

Wade Parks and Shannon Gillespie took a final victory lap around the John Justin Arena, after taking the world and reserve champion titles in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The two were celebrating not only their victories, but the end of the APHA World Championship Show’s performance classes. “I may not ride a pleasure horse for eight months,” declared Parks. “From now on it will be Trail and Western Riding!”

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