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Published 04/20/2014 - 11:51 a.m. CDT

There were over 3,000 entries for the show held at the MSU Pavillion in East Lansing, Michigan. Photo © Meggen Morrow-Baynes
The MAQHA Easter Eggstravaganza was held April 17 through the 20th at the MSU Pavillion in East Lansing, Michigan. The judges for the show were Pierre Briere, Leonard Berryhill, Murray Griggs and Robin Griggs. All four shows counted for MQHA points and they had a flat fee of $310 that covered unlimited classes, a stall, and fees for one horse. There were over 3,000 entries for the entire show.

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Published 04/19/2014 - 11:48 p.m. CDT

It was the program's sixth national title and the first since 2010. Georgia ends its season with an overall record of 11-4. Photo © Georgia
The Georgia equestrian team brought home the 2014 NCEA National Championship when it defeated Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina an 8-8 (2,323.5-2,219) in a rematch of the SEC Championship on Saturday, April 19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. It was the program's sixth national title and the first since 2010. Georgia ends its season with an overall record of 11-4.

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Published 04/19/2014 - 7:36 p.m. CDT

Congress Executive Director Scott Myers said improvements will nearly eliminate the need to house horses in tent-stalls.
Organizers of the All American Quarter Horse Congress have decided to stay in Ohio after the state committed $38 million for upgrades at the state fairgrounds. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio risked losing its contract with the event because the Congress had outgrown space available at the Ohio Expo Center. The event has been held in Ohio since 1967.

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Published 04/18/2014 - 11:35 a.m. CDT

Pictured here at the NCEA Championships, Georgia team member Charley Thiel and Paige Stawicki's mother, Beverley Bass.
The nation’s top-12 teams will vie for the 2014 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, set to take place April 17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. Beginning with the 2014 championship, the top-12 overall teams (Western and Hunt Seat combined) are invited to compete. The NCEA Selection Committee determines and invites these teams based on a number of factors throughout the season.

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Published 04/18/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"I feel blessed to have been offered this opportunity," Beth states about being cast in the role of Cassie Roberts. Photo © Rhonda Painter
Professional horsewoman Beth Gouthro of Stauton, Virginia says that she didn't find the movie, Texas Rein--"it found me." Gouthro recalls one day back in November when her phone rang and there was a lady on the other end of the line explaining that she was producing a movie called Texas Rein.

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Published 04/17/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"We all know those people who say they are going to do something and don’t ever do it," Farris states. Photo © Impulse Photography
Confidence is interesting--most people think it is an actual ‘‘thing” that they either have, or they don’t. I think of confidence as a belief in a person's ability to do something and just like a bank account, we either make deposits or withdrawals. If you feel your confidence is constantly in overdraft status, try eliminating the following habits and your account balance will be in the black in no time.

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Published 04/16/2014 - 7:33 a.m. CDT

Kyle, who currently serves as an AQHA judge and an AQHA director-at-large for Texas, brings a lifetime of horse involvement as a trainer, professional and exhibitor.
From AQHA Executive Vice-President, Don Treadway: I am pleased to welcome AQHA Professional Horseman Pete Kyle as the newest AQHA employee to assist us in moving AQHA shows forward. We are at a pivotal time with shows, and with them comprising such an extremely important part of our Association, it is critical we maintain our position at the top of the equine industry.

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Published 04/15/2014 - 10:05 a.m. CDT

The 2014 GoMag $2,000 Harris Leather Gift Certificate contest has come to a close. The computer has randomly drawn out of a possible 70,820 votes and the winner is...
On Tuesday, April 1 launched a contest in which our readers could enter to win a $2,000 gift certificate from Harris Leather and Silverworks. The premise of the contest was for readers to vote for their favorite ad in the April issue of GoMag. Throughout the two weeks we received a total of 35,410 total average of over 2,500 votes a day! And the winner is...

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