Published 09/19/2014 - 4:00 p.m. CDT

No matter whether you have the best horse or not, own what you have and show it to the fullest. (Journal Photo)
The AQHA Novice East and West Championships are coming up in a few weeks, and I wanted to give the competitors a few reminders and tips to make the show a fun and valuable learning experience. From my travels judging all over the world and reporting for GoHorseShow, these are the top five tips that I have gathered from both endeavors. I have also heard this advice repeated over and over again by trainers and fellow judges. Find out what you need to know before you show!

Rating: 12
Published 09/19/2014 - 5:00 a.m. CDT

At 24 years old, Invitation Only continues to produce outstanding offspring with, as of press time, 1,250 foals registered in 21 crops. Photo © Faye Zmek
The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to share a pivotal moment in American Quarter Horse history. All signs point to a change in leaders sometime this fall for the title of No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points earned by offspring. The No. 1 spot is currently held by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame stallion Zippo Pine Bar. As No. 2 sire Invitation Only’s get continue to show through the fall, the margin between Invitation Only and Zippo Pine Bar is decreasing at a rapid rate.

Published 09/03/2014 - 7:26 a.m. CDT

Persechino stated, “It appears members are utilizing the lease option in increasing fashion.” Photo © Kaleena Katz Weakly
In 2011, AQHA initiated a new program enabling Amateur and Youth exhibitors to lease a horse to show in AQHA events and GoHorseShow asked several people their opinion. Some were very much in favor of the program, stating that it would bring an influx of new riders. Others, however, were less than pleased with the program. Three years into the program, we wanted to find out what people think now.

Rating: 14
Published 08/31/2014 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

I would also like to congratulate Laurel Champlin on winning the gold trophy in the hunter under saddle class with Look N Hott. Laurel pictured here with Beth Case.
Back in the day when we all started doing reports from the major shows, it was one of the ways to find out the results of each class since it took awhile to get information from the Mother Ship out to the people at home. Now with Facebook, Twitter and live feed, knowing who placed where isn’t really difficult information to find.

Rating: 53
Published 08/30/2014 - 6:32 p.m. CDT

Linda wins $10,000 from Farnam, $1,000 of Farnam product, an original Lisa Perry bronze, an embroidered Weatherbeeta blanket and a flower bouquet. Photo © The American Quarter Horse Journal would like to congratulate Linda Coakley and Patsys Royal Secret for repeating as the Farnam Select All-Around Amateurs at the 2014 Adequan Select World Championship Show. Linda and “Charlie” were 3-time Reserve World Champions in Amarillo bringing home silver trophies in Showmanship, Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation.

Published 08/29/2014 - 5:00 a.m. CDT

The showmanship finals were this afternoon and Anne Wilson won her fifth straight world championship!
Hello Everyone! My name is Joanne Garnett from Lincoln, Nebraska. I am here in Amarillo, Texas at the AQHA Adequan Select World Championship Show. I will be showing my two faithful companions, So Much Potential (Louis) in trail, western riding, and horsemanship and A Sudden Illusion (Earl) in the performance geldings, pleasure, trail, and western riding. I will be your "Go to" for the GoHorseShow picture of the day. I wish the best of luck to everyone showing and enjoy the ride!

Rating: 39
Published 08/26/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

The industry’s most talented amateur riders ages 50 and over and their American Quarter Horses will take center stage at Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo.
The industry’s most talented amateur riders ages 50 and over and their American Quarter Horses will take center stage at Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. With more than 1,300 entries at this year’s Adequan Select World, it will be a show you don’t want to miss. The show’s official videographer, Mustang Productions, and official webcast provider, iEquine, bring all of the action to viewers.

Rating: 25
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.

Rating: 13
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).