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Published 10/28/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

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Photographer Laurie Haughton of Epona Portraits captured many dogs at the Congress in the barns, the exhibit halls, warm up areas, and show pens. Photo © Epona Portraits
Photographer Laurie Haughton of Epona Portraits captured many dogs at the Congress in the barns, the exhibit halls, warm up areas, and show pens. We also added a few photos that we came across that we couldn't resist adding to the slideshow. Without a doubt, the common bond we all share in this industry is the love of horses. But, in addition to horses, dogs are usually part of a horse show family, and many exhibitors and trainers bring their faithful companions to the shows.


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Published 10/14/2014 - 12:53 p.m. CDT

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"I'm just extremely thankful that I am able to do what I love because it could have been taken away from me in an instant, and I'm really glad to be back in the saddle," Brad says. Photo © Rebekah Kazakevicius
UPDATE: We would like to congratulate owner Bonnie Sheren on her horse, Chex Me Im Cute on winning a tough Senior Trail! Brad wasn't even sure he would be able to show in the class. Way to go Brad! He beat out 160 other exhibitors. Check out the feature we wrote earlier this week below about him being able to show at the Congress despite his recent ATV accident.



Rating: 12
Published 10/07/2014 - 11:48 a.m. CDT

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"I tried to stay mentally focused on each class and not think about the All-Around title, but going in that was my goal and it does feel amazing to walk away having accomplished that," Affeldt told GoHorseShow.
Last year, GoHorseShow featured Novice Amateur Larisa Affeldt, wife of two-time World Series Champion pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Jeremy Affeldt. After this past week at the Novice West Championship Show in Las Vegas, Larisa's trophy count is quickly catching up with her husband who was busy pitching for the Giants in the Playoffs while Larisa was in Las Vegas.


Rating: 25
 
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Published 10/07/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

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"Traveling with my daughters to shows and spending time with them has been a blessing--it has kept me from letting my illnesses completely consume me," Celeste says pictured here between her daughters. Photo © GoHorseShow
The Turner Family of Zebulon, North Carolina are veterans of the horse show world and have been successful on the national level for many years. Lately, the Turner family has had a tough go of it with the passing of two close family members and dealing with major illness even closer to home. But through it all, showing horses has been able to keep them together as a family.

Rating: 15
Published 10/06/2014 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

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Cole Gower heads to the Congress's with a great string of horses. Cover design by Katz Graphics.
It is with incredible gratitude to our amazing group of advertisers that we announce the release of the October issue of GoMag. This issue, which features over 350 pages, is the biggest issue in GoMag history. We are incredibly thankful to all of our wonderful advertisers for another great issue. We appreciate each and every one of you and wish you the very best of luck at your upcoming shows.


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Published 10/06/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

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"Ralph is a true member of the family,” Roy Schwab says of the beloved horse. Ralph even made an appearance at Becki's wedding.
Some of us have been fortunate to know a wonderful older horse—a Golden Oldie—or two in our times as equestrians and exhibitors. Those graying faces and patient eyes represent a long career over the course of an aged horse’s life, and the many lessons learned throughout it. In the case of 1985 AQHA gelding Storm Commander, some horses reenter the show pen after a long hiatus and find that they’ve still got it.


Rating: 30
Published 10/04/2014 - 11:44 a.m. CDT

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Brad wanted to thank everyone for the calls, texts and messages. He really appreciates them!
Brad's family has created a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Brad's growing medical expenses following an ATV accident. Brad was at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman from Saturday, September 20 through Friday, October 3. A contribution in any amount would be very much appreciated. All donations will go directly to Brad.

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Published 09/29/2014 - 5:11 p.m. CDT

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"The reception area was absolutely beautiful with the place adorned with purple and gold colors with an atmosphere that was over the top," says Amy Gumz, who attended the event. Photo © Epona Portraits

GoHorseShow would like to congratulate Shane Dowdy and Jamie Hartman on getting married this past weekend. Jamie is the daughter of Cliff and Mary Hartman of Marshfield, Missouri. The ceremony was held at the prestigious Petroleum Club in Fort Worth, Texas and was attended by over 100 family and friends.



Rating: 14
Published 09/23/2014 - 7:33 p.m. CDT

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"I feel like we’re interconnected and I almost can tell how the horse is feeling: contented, impatient, or tired," Noah says.
“I love riding because I can feel the wind blowing across my face and the power and strength of the horse under me,” says Noah Carver of Beals, Maine, sharing a sentiment any 11-year-old boy might use to describe the magic of riding horses. Most recently, young Noah competed at the Granite State Appaloosa Association’s Regional Show in August at Skowhegan, Maine, securing two-third place ribbons and one-second place ribbon in Walk Jog Western Pleasure.


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