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Published 10/22/2014 - 6:00 p.m. CDT

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The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the World's Largest Single-Breed Horse Show. The show receives more than 17,000 horse show entries during its three-week schedule. The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.



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PF Candids
PF Candids
Published 09/28/2014 - 8:06 p.m. CDT

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The 2014 Arizona Fall Championship just wrapped up at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo © Carey Nowacek
The 2014 Arizona Fall Championship just wrapped up at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was held September 24-28th with a $375 flat fee and great awards. "It has been a great horse show," says Carey Nowacek, who was kind enough to take some candids for us from the show. "The classes have been great sized, no late nights, very relaxed and fun horse show."



Published 09/24/2014 - 5:17 p.m. CDT

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Make plans to attend the next Gordyville Show which is the AQHA Turkey Run that will be held November 28-30. Photo © Impulsive Concept Design
The Gordyville IL State Fall QHS and Futurity happened this past weekend, September 19th through the 21st. There were four judges for the show including Mary Luther, Rick Baker, Laura Gilmer, and Jennifer Goss. The show ended up with 638 entries per judge with a total of 2,552 entries and over 300 stalls sold. There was also a great turnout in the halter and western pleasure futurity classes.


 
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PF Candids
Published 09/17/2014 - 10:50 p.m. CDT

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Healthy class sizes coupled with good, friendly competition was the trend for the weekend. Photo © TQHA
The 2014 TQHA Circuit took place September 12-14th in Murfreesboro, TN at the Miller Coliseum. With more than 235 stalls booked going into the weekend, the show looked to be a good one—and it sure was! Healthy class sizes coupled with good, friendly competition was the trend for the weekend. Keith Miller, Liz Baker, Dawn Clason, and Tina Anderson judged the circuit.


Published 08/19/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

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Participants from all over Europe competed for ribbons and trophies. Photo © Leonie Fischer
American Quarter Horse enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond had their eyes on Kreuth from August 9-17, 2014, where the FEQHA held the European Championship of American Quarter Horses. Nine days packed with top performances in different classes, more than 5.000 entries, 417 horse and rider combinations, 60 European champions, 20 circuit champions. Participants from all over Europe competed for ribbons and trophies.

 
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PF Candids
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. 


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.


 
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PF Candids
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.



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.