Published 10/24/2014 - 2:06 p.m. CDT

At this year's Congress, Buttercup was Reserve in the Senior Green Trail with Brad Jewett in the saddle and Deanna Green placed Reserve in the NYATT Horsemanship and third in the 15-18.
AQHA World Champion, multiple Congress Champion and 2010 NSBA Horse of The Year, Blazingmytroublesaway, affectionately known as "Buttercup", has proven that she is a serious all-around contender at this year's Congress. With her talented rider and owner, Deanna Green, in the saddle, they have become the new team to beat in horsemanship and western riding. They are also adding other events such as trail, showmanship and maybe even equitation to their list of classes.

Rating: 11
Published 10/24/2014 - 11:55 a.m. CDT

A 1,200-stall barn and pavilion will be added to the fairgrounds next year. Photo © Eric Mendrysa
The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced Thursday a deal that will keep the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio through 2029. The announcement was made in conjunction the announcement of a $38 million appropriation that will be used to build at least one new building, an $180,000 square foot agricultural center with 1,000 permanent stalls and a riding area.

Published 10/24/2014 - 8:48 a.m. CDT

Ratliff bought multiple Congress Champion Willy Has Potential just a week ago, rode him for the first time Wednesday night and won the Congress Thursday.
Amateur Shelby Ratliff of Lewisville, Texas was a woman on a mission at the 2014 Congress. She came, conquered, and then left the Congress at lightning speed on Thursday afternoon. We were able to track her down for a quick interview at the Congress just before she raced to catch her flight back home due to school commitments.

Published 10/24/2014 - 8:30 a.m. CDT

“I am very excited--this is the first year I’ve shown a stallion in the Masters,” Wilson said. “It’s nice having the opportunity to show such a talented horse.” Photo © Certified Images
Breeding is a very uncertain thing. Some breeders have a preference whether their mare produces a colt or filly and some even have a specific color preference. But in the end, most hope for a horse with both a good mind, sound confirmation and great athleticism. Jan Pittman, and her husband Wes, hoped for all of those things when they bred their AQHA World and Congress Champion mare, Ona Good Impulse to one of the very hottest stallions today, RL Best of Sudden.

Rating: 23
Published 10/24/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Every well dressed Cowboy needs a matching Frenchie to compliment his wardrobe.
GoHorseShow is excited to have Debbi Trubee of Pine View Farm doing the picture of the day for us at the Congress. Pine View Farm is the home of Invitation Only, Lazy Loper, The Best Martini, Winnies Willy and Lopin Lazy. Trubee along with Roger Landis are the breeding managers for the farm, and we are thrilled she wanted to share her pictures with us from the 48th Anniversary of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Check out her pictures from the show.

Rating: 64
Published 10/23/2014 - 4:21 p.m. CDT

"The Congress is my favorite show and I love everything about horses and showing," said eight year-old Violet.
To say that eight year-old Violet Shetler is a good rider is quite an understatement. Even at such a young age, the Pennsylvania third grader has the show presence and confidence of riders twice her age. In just her first year out of Small Fry, young Violet won the Novice 13 and Under Showmanship besting 76 other exhibitors, most of them much older than her, with her pretty five year-old mare, Flaunting Her Assets.

Rating: 16
Published 10/23/2014 - 3:01 p.m. CDT

"He is such a great mover and sweet horse," Cee Money's owner, Dan Yeager told GoHorseShow following their first Congress Championship together.
Always a bridesmaid and never the bride...Dan Yeager and Cee Money can no longer say that. With a first, a second and two thirds, Yeager and Money cemented their first Congress win together Thursday in the Select Amateur Showmanship. Money had already won four Reserve Congress Championships, three earlier in the week and one in 2013, but they finally broke the reserve streak for their first Congress Championship together.

Published 10/22/2014 - 12:02 p.m. CDT

On October 17, 2014 with 77,062 points, Invitation Only surpassed Zippo Pine Bar for the All Time Leading Sire of Points Earned, a title Zippo Pine Bar has held since 1996. Photo courtesy OQHA.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress is proud to be rolling out the red carpet for a very special guest. In this unprecedented appearance Invitation Only “Invy” will be recognized for becoming the #1 All-time Sire of AQHA Points. We will have a number of very special guests in attendance that have been instrumental in helping to achieve the pinnacle of this stallion’s breeding career. This presentation will take place on October 25 during the Masters.

Published 10/22/2014 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

"The moment we went through the tunnel we didn't just show up; we were here to show," Delaney states.
You would've never guessed after watching 13 year-old Delaney Dickens of Omaha, Nebraska at Congress that she just started riding less than a year ago and showing six months ago. The talented young rider made the finals of the Novice 13 & Under Horsemanship with her veteran mount, Ima Struttin Solo (Joe/Joey). The new team was 16th out of 80 of the best horses in the country. Even at 20 years-old, no tail, and blind in one eye, Joey still has the heart of a champion.

Rating: 21