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Published 01/21/2015 - 7:09 p.m. CDT

Unless taxes need to be withheld, the two companies will send a combined $90,565.86 to the Clerk of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. File Photo ©
Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge ordered about $90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements owed to former Comptroller Rita Crundwell be turned over to the government. Crundwell had contested the inclusion of those funds toward the nearly $54 million restitution she was ordered to pay after she pleaded guilty to wire fraud in November 2012.

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Published 01/15/2015 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"Above all, being honest whether a horse fits into your program, is best for everyone in the long run, especially the horse,” says Deanna Searles. Photo © Impulse Photography
Show horses change hands, handlers, or programs, all the time; it’s often the nature of what we do. In 2014, the best way to move to a new trainer was a hot topic. However, every discussion about this subject came from the person’s perspective. But did we forget about the horse? While moving a new horse into a trainer’s program can be hard on the humans, the horse has to make the change, too, which needs to be handled just as carefully.

Rating: 11
Published 01/12/2015 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

As of Dec. 26, the city had received about $9.3 million, the majority coming from the sale of Crundwell's land, homes and other property. More assets are being sought.
About $37,000 soon will start making its way to the city to be applied toward former Comptroller Rita Crundwell's restitution. Thursday, Judge Philip Reinhard entered two turnover orders for assets the government had previously sought. Crundwell was ordered to pay nearly $54 million in restitution, equal to what she stole from the city over 2 decades. The orders were for $37,293.39 from the American Quarter Horse Association's Incentive Fund Program.

Rating: 14
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Published 01/05/2015 - 7:23 p.m. CDT

The Gallop Annual Charity Auction is rated as one of the best in the country and features the most impressive lineup ever.
Just around the corner, scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, the Gallop Stallion Service Auction annual event takes place. Once again, presented by Rhodes River Ranch, the upcoming auction will mark its 32nd year since the event started. Some of the outstanding stallions in the auction include Blazing Hot, VS Flatline, Hot Ones Only, VS Code Red, Hubba Hubba Huntin, Potential Asset, and Execute A Score. 

Published 12/23/2014 - 6:14 p.m. CDT

If the motion is granted, the U.S. Marshals service will collect and liquidate the items, and the proceeds will be sent to the city as part of her money judgment. Photo ©
The U.S. government located about 700 trophies former Comptroller Rita Crundwell won during horse competitions, and filed a motion in federal court last week to seize them.

The motion, filed Friday afternoon, also includes Crundwell's show clothing collection and miscellaneous household items such as artwork, hats, bar stools and framed photographs of her.

Rating: 18
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Published 12/21/2014 - 10:50 a.m. CDT

The second highest selling horse in the sale was Steve Heckaman’s stallion, Potential Asset, AQHA High Point Performance Halter Stallion, Superior Western Riding horse and top Western Pleasure horse. Photo © KC Montgomery
“The 2014 December Online Auction, showed a strong market for quality Halter and Pleasure breeding stock,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC. “The increase in prices through this year indicates a turn-around in the market for good horses.”

Published 12/17/2014 - 1:42 p.m. CDT

“When you decide to leave a trainer, you first must ask, what did the trainer not do for me and my horse," Greiff states. Photo © Ali Grusha
In the first part of this series, we asked professional horse trainers how they dealt with the very delicate and difficult task of clients leaving their barn. Many of our readers requested GoHorseShow write another article from the clients' perspective. We talked to several clients about their experiences and advice when changing trainers in a respectful and dignified manner including Joanne Garnett, Dan Yeager, Mary Jo Greiff, Alexandra Chavez, Anne Wilson, and Peek Owen.

Rating: 14
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Published 12/16/2014 - 1:43 p.m. CDT

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If you are still trying to figure out the best gift for your horse-loving relative, look no further. Photo © Impulse Photography
GoHorseShow has tracked down the last minute must-have equine gifts for the holidays. If you are still trying to figure out the best gift for your horse-loving relative, look no further. We have found some great and unique Christmas gifts and many of them are reduced in price and can be delivered before Christmas!

Rating: 16
Published 12/12/2014 - 1:03 p.m. CDT

Sixes Sixgun in Ranch Horse Pleasure
Now that you’re hooked on AQHA’s fastest-growing class, you’re probably chomping at the bit for any shards of advice that will lead to success in ranch horse pleasure. (Journal Photo)
So you were bit by the AQHA ranch horse pleasure bug, eh? Now that you’re hooked on AQHA’s fastest-growing class, you’re probably chomping at the bit for any shards of advice that will lead to success in ranch horse pleasure. Well, you’ve come to the right place. While there are five standard ranch horse pleasure patterns, which you can find in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations or at, judges also have the option to create new patterns for exhibitors to perform.