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Published 09/16/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Thompson has been cleaning up at the futurities with her offspring by Hot Ones Only as well as with her three year-old western pleasure gelding, Rock County Kid. Photo © NSBA.COM
Our industry is full of many types of people with diverse backgrounds who all share one thing, a love of horses. But there is so much more than meets the eye to many of these people. We asked multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion rider, Sharnai Thompson, who owns stallion, Hot Ones Only (Bruno) with her mother, Tammy Dyer, to list the Top 10 things she loves and hates. 

Rating: 21
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Published 09/13/2014 - 9:58 a.m. CDT

Don't miss Riley Smith in the premier of Deliverance Creek, airing Saturday night on Lifetime. Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal/Lifetime Television.
Flashback to the late eighties…in the Coliseum of the Quarter Horse Congress. Small Fry exhibitors wait for the results of the Small Fry Western Pleasure at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Last, but not least, Riley Smith and Famous Brick were announced as Congress Champions. The first, but certainly not the last time, this Cedar Rapids, Iowa native will be at home in the spotlight.

Rating: 15
Published 09/11/2014 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

The September GoMag cover features Mimsi Coon and Dream Big Dreams. Cover © Kelly Graphics.
This issue is a great example of one of the huge benefits of GoMag's digital platform...our fast turn-around time. Mimsi Coon had planned to feature her 2-year old mare, Dream Big Dreams, on the September cover for months. What she didn't plan on was being able to update the cover to read "2014 Select World Champion" just a few short days prior to the publication going live. Try doing that with print media.

Rating: 28
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Published 09/11/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

We have all experienced going to the same shows over and over, seeing the same people again and again, and yet we still do not speak to each other. Photo © Impulse Photography
There once was a time when people held doors for each other, addressed one another by Ma’am and Sir, said please and thank you, helped the elderly cross the street and carried packages for the laden stranger. Perhaps somewhere way down south, this type of courtliness still exists but for the most part, society has lost its manners.

Rating: 23
Published 09/10/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

Last year, the duo qualified for the AQHA Novice Championship Show, and now they are headed to Murfreesboro, Tennessee the beginning of October. Photo © Eric Hardesty
The top priority of most horse owners in the industry is for their horse to be in good health. Tracy Willis of Davenport Center, New York has gone immeasurable distances to assure this of her 2009 halter mare, HK New Beginning, affectionately known as Jenna. One morning in June, Tracy went out to the barn to feed the horses and to leave for a NYSQHA show in Cobleskill, New York, when she found Jenna drooling and snoring in her stall.

Rating: 15
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Published 09/09/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

"You can see from the photo how I spent my weekend judging. Just glad I had one right and one left. I wore them for 2 days that way! Attractive, huh?" Cindy Chilton-Moore says laughing.
Admit it – it has happened to you or someone you know. You hear the rip as you get up into the saddle, or you bend over to pull your pant legs out of your boots, and you feel air where there should be none. Wardrobe malfunctions aren’t just for celebrities; they’re part of showing, and if you haven’t been a victim of this experience at a horse show, consider yourself lucky.

Rating: 13
Published 09/05/2014 - 11:34 a.m. CDT

"The SmartPak article brought me to tears once I saw how Money is still changing people's lives," said Darcy Reeve about her former 13 and under horse. Photo courtesy SmartPak.
SmartPak recently announced that 25-year old AQHA gelding, Future Millionaire, was being honored as their Horse of the Month for August. "Money" is retired from the show ring and is an essential part of the Therapeutic Riding Program at Miles of Smiles in Garden City, Kansas. One person who took particular interest was former owner and multiple World Champion exhibitor, Darcy Reeve.

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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.

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.