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Published 07/23/2014 - 11:43 a.m. CDT

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The winner of the Western Pleasure Shootout with 23 shown was Katie Bussing and A Good Cookie, pictured here. Photo © Impulsive Concept Designs
The Gordyville Shootout and AQHA show took place July 17th through the 20th in Gifford, Illinois. There were six AQHA split/combined shows, the annual shootout, and NSBA Futurity Classic. "The western pleasure classes were well attended and very competitive," says Gordyville Show Manager Jody Quiram. "Exhibitors enjoyed a party Friday evening and all around winners received custom silver bits sponsored by Pards Western Shop. Circuit awards winners for each class received a Gordyville dri-fit pullover."


 
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Published 07/21/2014 - 7:00 a.m. CDT

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This show was blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed to have a great time. Photo © TQHA
The 2014 Country Music Circuit was held in Harriman, TN on July 18th thru 20th. This show was blessed with some cooler temperatures—and despite the rain that was in the area, exhibitors managed to have a great time. Judges for the show were Dean Bogart, Charlene Carter, Stephanie Lynn, and Brent Maxwell. The show had good participation in classes across the board, from fence classes to ranch horse pleasure.


Published 07/13/2014 - 9:08 p.m. CDT

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"GQHA showed southern hospitality with several exhibitor dinners, ice cream social, breakfast in the mornings, and pop ice handed out around the arenas in the heat of the day." Photo © Ashley Hadlock
"Overall the show went well for all exhibitors as the weather was cooler than normal, rain stayed away for the most part, and everyone was able to enjoy dinner on time as well as practice patterns for the next day with the show ending before dark every day," Amateur exhibitor Ashley Hadlock of Nashville, Tennessee told GoHorseShow.



 
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Published 07/07/2014 - 4:04 p.m. CDT

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The AQHA/NSBA Bavarian Summer Show was held the first week of July in Kreuth, Germany. Photo © Arne Kuhn

The AQHA/NSBA Bavarian Summer Show was held the first week of July in Kreuth, Germany. Featuring four AQHA shows and the NSBA European Championships. "This show is one of the most prestigious shows all over Europe. The icing on the cake was the perfect weather, 90+ degrees and sun every day," says Arne Kuhn, a trainer from Germany.



Published 06/30/2014 - 2:23 p.m. CDT

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Pictured here Gail Burke and her new horse, Its Hot In Ocala who was Circuit Champions in the Green Western Pleasure. Photo © Mallorie Higgins
The Dogwood Classic in Harriman, Tennessee was held June 25th through the 29th with nice-sized classes and great judges. Select Amateur Jerry Allen of Cookeville, Tennessee had a great show with his homebred mare, Adeetailedinvitation, where he picked up some point in the Amateur Select Showmanship and made his debut in the hunter under saddle. "The atmosphere was light and friendly with a lot of smiling faces," Allen told GoHorseShow.


 
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Published 06/25/2014 - 7:10 p.m. CDT

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The 2014 Oregon Summer Classic is currently underway, June 23rd through the 29th in Central Point, Oregon.
The 2014 Oregon Summer Classic is currently underway, June 23rd through the 29th in Central Point, Oregon. There is a total of eight judges over six days in covered arenas at the Expo Center. "The show is going great," says Amateur Jennifer Kyle, who is showing in the all-around events at the show. "Everyone has been wonderful and the show crew has been great. "The ground is nice this year and the show hasn't run too late at night."


Published 06/24/2014 - 10:49 a.m. CDT

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There were 100 more horses that competed at the show this year with a combined total of over 6,000 entries for the six judges combined. Photo © Ali Grusha
The Keystone Showdown that was held in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania just wrapped up Sunday with a huge turnout, great weather, and tough competition. There were 100 more horses that competed at the show this year with a combined total of over 6,000 entries for the six judges combined. Show management added more tent stalls to try and keep up with the demand of people wanting to attend the show.

 
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Published 06/13/2014 - 12:09 p.m. CDT

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The AQHA/NSBA Bavarian Championship took place last week in Kreuth, Germany. Photo © Art & Light Photography
The AQHA/NSBA Bavarian Championship took place last week in Kreuth, Germany. It featured four AQHA shows and NSBA classes. The weather was amazing, 90 to 95 degrees and sunny every day. "The size of classes was very good--there were trail and horsemanship classes with up to 40 competitors, and they all did an amazing job despite the heat in the outdoor pen. The quality of horses increases every year with strong trail, western riding and pleasure classes," says Cathrin Gutmann of Austria.

Published 06/06/2014 - 9:47 p.m. CDT

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Pictured here Troy Comptom having a little fun with the mounted police at the Iowa 7 Day Run in Des Moines..
The Iowa 7 Day Run is wrapping up in Des Moines, Iowa with huge classes. Senior Trail had 48 entries while the Novice Amateur Western Pleasure was just as impressive with 47 shown. The show has six AQHA approved split/combined shows with great judges including: Chris Baldwin, Dean Bogart, Rick Christy, Casey Devitt, Jim Dudley, Suzy Jeane, Stephanie Lynn, Rob Meneely, Mark Sheridan, Russ Smith, Lance Treptow and Karen Watters.


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