Economic Impact Survey

Economic Impact Survey

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) announced today that it will be extending the deadline to complete the horse owner and supplier survey to update the National Economic Impact Study to August 18th. “The survey has been open since the beginning of June, and unfortunately we have only had around 9,000 responses,” said AHC President Julie […]

Results posted from Corporate Challenge circuit in St. Paul

Results posted from Corporate Challenge circuit in St. Paul

    The 2017 Corporate Challenge celebrated 20 years of AQHA show circuits this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. The Corporate Challenge is managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows and although it’s been a hot weekend of competition turnout was strong. “We’re very happy with this year’s attendance,” said manager Rachel […]

It’s a boy for the Robertsons

It’s a boy for the Robertsons

AQHA trainers Trish and Josh Robertson welcomed a baby boy into the world on July 5th. Jayden John Robertson was born weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces and measuring, 21.25 inches long. He is the second child for the Ocala, Florida natives and will join big sister, Adaleigh. “We are so in love,” Trish shared via her […]

NSBA European Championship is the highlight of the show season

NSBA European Championship is the highlight of the show season

  The VWB Summer Show that was held last week in Kreuth, Germany, is always a highlight of the European show season. This show does not only consists of two AQHA shows with two judges each and VWB classes, but features the finals of the prestigious Golden Series classes as well as the NSBA European […]

Kimmy Shidler crosses over from APHA to AQHA with ease

Kimmy Shidler crosses over from APHA to AQHA with ease

It takes a very special team to make the transition from competition in American Paint Horse Association classes to showing at American Quarter Horse events. Nineteen-year-old Kimmy Shidler, of Crystal River, Florida and her 2008 gelding BMQ The Jig Is Up not only managed it but they did it with ease. BMQ The Jig Is […]

Katie Jo Joes finding a new challenge in Western Pleasure

Katie Jo Joes finding a new challenge in Western Pleasure

“Adorable,’ is the way Katie Jo Jones describes her current show partner, RV Wonit Lopin Lazy (Layla), a 2014 bay mare by Lazy Loper and out of I’ll Be Dun Won It.” “She reminds me of a puppy, more so than a horse,” she said. Jones started feeding her treats shortly after purchasing her while […]

Dwayne and Amber Pickard find true happiness training together

Dwayne and Amber Pickard find true happiness training together

The thing about training horses for a living is that if not done right, it tells on you. “That’s why we don’t have deadlines,” said Dwayne Pickard of Byron, Michigan. “They will ruin you. Work hard and be consistent. You can’t put six days-worth of training into one or skip four days and try to […]

Soaring temperatures and big checks round out The Big A

Soaring temperatures and big checks round out The Big A

Record temperatures in Conyers, Georgia didn’t hinder exhibitors from competing in record numbers at the Stars and Stripes and Big A Circuits. The two week long event features two AQHA shows as well as the second leg of the Premier Quarter Sires, Show For Dough and a Huntfield Derby. Brittany Andrews piloted Faith Is Certain […]

Chav3z Enterprises building a bright future in the show horse industry

Chav3z Enterprises building a bright future in the show horse industry

She got her start with show horses when she placed an ad on Craig’s List looking for a trainer. Now, just a few years later, Alexandra Chavez is in the process of building one of the premier Quarter Horse breeding, training and show horse operations in the country. Chav3z Enterprises consists of two facilities – […]

Oregon Summer Classic offers big checks and amazing prizes

Oregon Summer Classic offers big checks and amazing prizes

  The Oregon Summer Classic took place last weekend in Central Point, Oregon. The show featured a full slate of AQHA classes as well as a select NSBA futurity classes that included Western Pleasure, Trail Sweepstakes, Longe Line and Hunter Under Saddle. Scottsdale Western World saddles and Caliente Saddle Shop saddles are among the prizes […]

The Weaklys welcome a girl

The Weaklys welcome a girl

Josh and Kaleena Weakly welcomed a baby girl into the world yeasterday morning.     Knox Everlee was born at 8:41am weighing 8lb 5oz and measuring 21″ long. She will join their son, Jaxson.   “We are all doing amazing and Jax is so proud of his sissy,” Kaleena said. “Well we all are, I hope […]

Don’t Miss Getting Your New Horse

Don’t Miss Getting Your New Horse

“Bidding closes on June 21 and 22 for the two Internet horse auctions produced by Professional Horse Services, LLC,” announces Mike Jennings of the auction company management team.  “The bidding will close on the evening of June 21 for the Annual Halter Broodmare and Prospect Sale, which will include all of the Halter Horses offered […]