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Published 10/01/2014 - 7:44 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 has has been in the ICU at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman since Saturday, September 20. It is unknown at this time how long he will have to remain in the hospital. A contribution in any amount would be very much appreciated. All donations will go directly to Brad.

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Our Community News
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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: 13
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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Published 09/16/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

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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: 22
Published 09/13/2014 - 9:58 a.m. CDT

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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
 
Our Community News
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Published 09/11/2014 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

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

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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: 24
 
Our Community News
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Published 09/10/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

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

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"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