Austin Gooding Reports from the APHA World Show
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Find out what's happening at the APHA World Show through GoHorseShow's guest reporter Austin Gooding of Fennville, Michigan. Pictures here with his girlfriend Becca Hurst.

Find out what's happening at the APHA World Show through GoHorseShow's guest reporter Austin Gooding of Fennville, Michigan. Everyone has just moved in and the World Show has just gotten underway. Austin did such a good job reporting for us during the Paint Youth World that we asked him to report for us again at the Open and Amateur fall world show. Find out who won some of the classes, important news from the show, and any fun events that occurred through the eyes of Austin. It is rare for a young man to report in a female dominated sport, and we appreciate him breaking the gender barrier and giving us a different perspective.

Austin Reports for GoHorseShow

Report#4, November 5, 2011--Today was the Breeders' Trust Select Sale. The top-selling horse was a 2000 overo stallion Just Say Jose. He was purchased through the sale for 10,500 and is heading overseas to Finland. Also showing today was the Equitation classes and Amateur Pleasure Driving. The Novice Amateur Equitation was won by Too Hot To shown by Kristen Shaw of Oregon City, Oregon. The Amateur Pleasure Driving was won by Kristen Seddon showing Gotta Be Sensational.

Report #3, November 4, 2011--Yesterday was a big day for amateur halter and hunter under saddle exhibitors. The Classic Amateur Junior Hunter Under Saddle was won by Michelle Bauer and All That And More. He was raised by Bauer and Gooding Show Horses. "Butters" is out of one of Michelle's old youth mares, Reddy For Josie, and by All Time Fancy. This made this win especially special for Michelle. In the halter, Robin Robinett added a third buckle to her collection when she won the Amateur Weanling Stallions showing Built Executive Tuff.

A new sponsor here at the world show is "eyeD". This is an exciting new identification technology. They are providing demonstrations here at the world show, with their official launch in mid-November. "EyeD" is non-invasive, easy to use, and more accurate than tattoos. This technology uses the horse's iris as the identification code which is 99.9% accurate. The digital photo of the iris is taken of each of the horse's eyes using a special camera. These images are stored electronically in the eyeD processor with photos, pedigree, medical records, performance records and other information. Tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 5, at the APHA World Show is the "Breeders' Trust Select Sale." There will be Barrel Racing, Stake Race along with the equitations classes to finish out the day.

Report #2, November 3, 2011--Today was started off with open halter slot classes. The solid paint bred weanling stallions and geldings slot class was won by my dad, Garth Gooding with Storms Reflection owned by Mark Voegele and prepared by Kelly Stone. Afterthe halter classes showmanship began. Coleen Bull who my parents help won the Masters Amateur Showmanship with Timeless Assets. The Classic Amateur Showmanship was won by Jana Simons and her horse Optimized and reserve was Chelsea Bain with Sensational Blonde. The world show has many improvements this year including a new restaurant for all the exhibitors, VIP tables around the John Justin arena, and much more lunging and riding space for everyone.

Report #1, November 2, 2011 from Austin Gooding--The APHA World Show started yesterday, Wednesday November 2. with the first world champion going to Megan Brown and Game Time in the Non-Pro Four Year-Old and Older Hunter Under Saddle slot class. The slot class was followed by amateur halter classes. Three Year-Old Amateur Geldings was won by, The Only Alibi, shown by Tami Dietrich-Dobbs. Robin Robinett had a great day as well by winning the Two Year-Old Geldings with, This Kids Classic, and the Amateur Aged Geldings with Mister Redesigned. Then, the Stenroos sisters had a great day too taking world and reserve world champion in the Non-Pro Three Year-Old Western Pleasure slot class. Laura Stenroos and Indy Machine was the world champion and Tracy Stenroos was reserve world champion with Zipped Me Good. The day was finished up with the preparation of everyone getting ready for Showmanship tomorrow.

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