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Published 08/09/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Bridget Siebenaler Edgar (pictured left), who assisted WeeZee with passing out awards at the Minnesota State Fair called her “an icon in our community.”
The Minnesota horse community lost an iconic figure July 15 with the passing of a lady simply known as WeeZee. Recognized by many as the ribbon lady at the Minnesota State Fair, WeeZee was a fixture in the equine community for over forty years. Legally blind, she could be easily spotted in the ring with her handmade colorful outfits, trademark knee high boots, scarf in her hair, and large sunglasses.

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Published 08/04/2014 - 7:15 a.m. CDT

Select Amateur Kathy Tobin of Scottsdale, Arizona has an impressive lineup of horses going into the major summer and fall shows. Cover © Kelly Moran.
August brings horse enthusiasts four of the year's biggest and most prestigious events. The August 2014 issue of GoMag is filled with the leaders of the industry as they set out to conquer World Show Month. We wish all of them the very best of luck in their pursuit of highly-coveted Championship titles.

Published 07/29/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"Comeonin, who lived until he was 36, was off the track and was a very talented horse with a big heart," Paris states. Photo © Harold Campton
In the 80s, Paris Hughes of Burleson, Texas dominated the AQHA show circuit with her horses, Comeonin and Mr Two Eyed Twist. Hughes and her two horses won an impressive 12 AQHA World Championships and 12 AQHA Reserve Championships to go along with multiple Congress Championships. "They were special horses," Paris recalls, who has both horses buried at her family's farm in Burleson, Texas.

Rating: 23
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Published 07/19/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Trubee immediately noticed Brandvik’s superb workmanship and now plans on having the shoes of all the stallions at Pine View Farm—Invitation Only and Lazy Loper among them—engraved.
Whether a horse is an AQHA legend or a favorite pasture pet, a horseshoe can be a wonderful tribute that is understood by all horsemen. Jim Brandvik of Sherman County, Texas knows this all too well. His chosen form of equine tribute is that of an engraved horseshoe; Brandvik is known as the Original Horseshoe Engraver, the first known artist to use engraved horseshoes as his medium.

Rating: 13
Published 07/18/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

All adoptable dogs will have dark blue bandanas which say: The Paws Cause / Adopt Me printed on them.
The first annual, The Paws Cause, is a dog adoption event that will be held at the 2014 AQHYA World Show and Reichert Celebration that will feature rescue dogs that need new homes. This event was the brain child of AQHA judge and equine sales consultant Ruth Ellen of The Horse Source, Inc. Ellen is an animal lover, especially dogs and horses.

Rating: 19
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Published 07/17/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"That’s the best part of our sport, most people are very willing to help the “newbies” and teach them a few tricks of the trade," Murin states pictured here.
We have all thought it. At some point or another everyone showing open shows wants to know what it’s really like at a breed show, and if you go, can you play with the “big boys”? Well take some advice from me, someone who left her comfy circle of Michigan open shows, packed up her horse, moved to Texas, got a trainer, and hit the road!

Rating: 17
Published 07/16/2014 - 5:00 a.m. CDT

Julie did take home a special prize that day, but it had nothing to do with horse showing. Photos submitted by Corinne Gould.
The crowd was restless as all waited for the results from the Amateur Western Pleasure class at the Liberty Circuit in Tunica on July 4th. It was a large class, with several talented horses and skilled riders. Suddenly, the energy in the arena changed. The microphone switched on, and the announcer explained that before the placings were called, a special Exhibitor Appreciation prize would be awarded.

Rating: 19
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Published 07/14/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"In your twenties you’re so eager to get to the next thing you can miss out on a lot," Lagace states pictured here. (Journal Photo)
Have you ever had one of those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ thoughts? We all have. Whether it is regretting putting on those extra pounds, wishing you would have learned to play an instrument or traveled more when you were younger--they say hindsight is 20/20. No matter where we are on our life’s journey, we can all look back and say, ‘I wish I knew then, what I know now.' 

Rating: 27
Published 07/10/2014 - 9:00 a.m. CDT

One Lazy Investment and owner Virginia Owen grace the cover of the 2014 Youth World issue of GoMag. Cover © Dasi
July begins the countdown to the AQHYA World Championship show for many young horse show competitors. Whether it's their first trip to Oklahoma City, or they have competed for many years, showing at the Youth World is an experience that these girls and boys will never forget. The July issue of GoMag features many Youth World competitors from all over the country and we wish each and every one of them the very best of luck.

Rating: 23