AQHA Stallion Gone Viral to Stand at Stud for 2018 Breeding Season

AQHA Stallion Gone Viral to Stand at Stud for 2018 Breeding Season

Due to such a high volume of interest in multiple NSBA World Champion Stallion, Gone Viral, owner Kari Craft of Greensboro, Georgia is excited to announce that he will be standing to a limited number of mares in 2018! “We are looking forward to not only watching this great horse make his mark as a […]

APHA World Show patterns now available online

APHA World Show patterns now available online

Kick your pre-World Show practice into high gear by reviewing the official patterns that will be used at the 2017 APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show. The show takes place September 20–October 1 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s patterns are accessible online via the World Show website on the “Forms” page. Printed pattern books will […]

Congress Super Sale

Congress Super Sale

“The final deadline for entries to be included in the Sale catalog for the 51st Annual Congress Super Sale is Friday, September 15th,” according to Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC,. “There is still an opportunity to market your horses through the BEST Show Horse Auction in America, with the LARGEST CROWD to attend […]

Creating good sportsmanship at horse shows a team effort

Creating good sportsmanship at horse shows a team effort

We’ve all seen bad sportsmanlike behavior. Blaming, whining, rude comments, the silent treatment—just to name a few. In any competitive sport, examples of bad sportsmanship can be easy to spot from competitors of all ages. This is the reason it is important to teach kids what it means to be a good sport early on, […]

A combination of colors are coming to Tulsa as Color Breed Congress moves

A combination of colors are coming to Tulsa as Color Breed Congress moves

The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. will welcome the largest color breed horse show in the world. Colored horses from three different associations will gather for the Color Breed Congress, Nov. 3 – 11, 2017, at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Color Breed Congress encompasses […]

Grace Oyer credits her trainer for conquering difficult tasks

Grace Oyer credits her trainer for conquering difficult tasks

During the last year of competition, at shows across the United States, 18-year-old Grace Oyer, of Fort Myers, Florida, says she has learned a lot, most courtesy of her trainer, Stephanie Armellini. “Stephanie has helped me to figure out how to use my feet and hands more at the same time then one more than […]

More on icing, cold water salt spas

More on icing, cold water salt spas

One of the current trends within the show community currently is icing horses’ legs or using the cold salt water spas at major events. Cryotherapy, or cooling a limb below normal body temperatures for extended periods of time, is an old horse owner’s trick that has taken a new spin. For years, athletes, both humans […]

For Hayley Saul, the reward is watching youngsters excel

For Hayley Saul, the reward is watching youngsters excel

Ask Hayley Saul what makes her competitive in the show arena and her answer is simple. It’s all about her parents and the hard lessons she’s learned along the way. Hayley grew up in a family deeply involved in the life of competitive horse shows. Her parents, Dean and Kathie Saul, “showed hard” in the […]

Silver Dollar Confirmed To Shine Again In February

Silver Dollar Confirmed To Shine Again In February

The Silver Dollar Circuit has solidified its February dates for next year.  Given the success of the past show and the benefits of having the Sun Circuit directly after, Director Jan Bruner has given the go ahead for next year’s dates.  Starting on Friday, February 23rd and ending on Wednesday the 28th, the Las Vegas […]

Clark and McDonald wed

Clark and McDonald wed

AQHA trainer Allison Clark, of Bonaire, Georgia, wed Kevan McDonald in an afternoon ceremony on Sept. 2, in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Clark is a top Hunter Under Saddle rider in AQHA and NSBA events. 

Zuidemas welcome a boy

Zuidemas welcome a boy

AQHA trainer Jamie Zuidema and his wife, Anna welcomed a son on Sept. 1. The new arrival, named Wendell David Zuidema, weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 20 inches long. Zuidema owns and operates Jamie Zuidema Show Horses in Cumming, Iowa.

Support horses in need through the Texas Equine Veterinary Association

Support horses in need through the Texas Equine Veterinary Association

APHA is teaming up with the Texas Equine Veterinary Association to offer aid to the horses and horse owners affected by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding. TEVA is coordinating large-scale distributions of feed and veterinary supplies, securing temporary animal housing and more; we encourage APHA members interested in helping to consider donating to TEVA. In addition to physical […]