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: 19
Published 10/22/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

New Dad, Paul Thurston has his hands full with baby Carter and his wife Tami's haul of trophies!
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 eighth picture from the show.

Rating: 58
Published 10/22/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

If you haven't made it to Congress this year, I hope that my daily reports have kept you up-to-date with the exciting things happening here in Columbus, Ohio.

As the 2014 Congress is winding down, there are so many things to remember. Today, the Congress has over 20,000 entries, attracting more than 650,000 trainers, exhibitors and spectators making for a busy three weeks. The weather hasn't been all that we've hoped, with rain and chilly temperatures but that's the Congress! You never know what the weather is going to be like and it changes year to year.

Rating: 35
Published 10/21/2014 - 11:44 a.m. CDT

"It's awesome," Jenna said about winning her first Congress Championship. "I'm so proud of Gil and ReRun. Being patient paid off. It was worth the wait!" Photo © Courtsey Promotions

Jenna Dempze's long time goal of winning a Congress championship finally came true Monday night when her horse, Rewind and Repeat won the Junior Western Pleasure with Gil Galyean in the saddle. "ReRun was great last night," says Dempze right after the win. "Gil did a great job showing him and everything just came together."

Published 10/21/2014 - 9:52 a.m. CDT

Sisters Kathy Tobin and Susie Johns were all smiles after their Champion and Reserve Champion wins Monday night.
Despite the cold and rainy weather at Congress, it was an exciting Monday night for Arizona sisters, Kathy Tobin and Susie Johns. The Select sisters were crowned Champion and Reserve Champion in the Amateur Select Horsemanship. "Susie being younger and cuter usually wins!" Tobin, who rode RA Undisputed, told GoHorseShow right after her Reserve Congress Champion finish. "But, I will gladly be second to her anytime as she is the amateur I try to copy and ride like."

Rating: 11
Published 10/19/2014 - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Sue Mulford is a two-time colon cancer survivor, and she was hospitalized for a blockage in her small intestine in late September.
This week has been an emotional one for the Mulford Family of Georgetown, Ohio. Sue Mulford was planning on showing her gelding, Stay Shining at the Congress in the Amateur Pleasure Driving. Unfortunately, life doesn't always go as planned. Due to Sue being diagnosed again with her third bout of cancer, she was in the hospital instead of in a cart. Her husband, Denny, took her place and showed in the class earlier this week.

Rating: 11
Published 10/19/2014 - 1:23 p.m. CDT

The High Seller, at $55,000, was Im Fancy Schmancy, a 2013 brown filly, sired by Batt Man and out of Ima Fancy Version.
“The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, showed a stronger market over the 2013 Sale,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “This year the Super Sale posted a higher sale average and median price, as well as the price for the High Seller.”The High Seller, at $55,000, was Im Fancy Schmancy, a 2013 brown filly, sired by Batt Man and out of Ima Fancy Version.

Published 10/18/2014 - 4:00 p.m. CDT

Boo Yah Custom Clothing is excited for the third year to feature their hunt seat clothing with Beval Saddlery at the American Quarter Horse Congress trade show. Pictured here Ali showing off a Boo Yah shirt. Photo © Ali Grusha
When I go to the Congress, the number one priority is shopping. Well, and showing great horses! When packing my trailer and suitcase for the Congress, I make sure that I don’t pack quite enough clothes to get me through the whole show. It's a great excuse to go shopping. With two large expo centers full of vendors, you are bound to find many things that you can’t live without.

Rating: 12