Updates for 2014 Iowa Show Circuit

Updates for 2014 Iowa Show Circuit

Get on the trail to Iowa this summer! Exciting changes have been made by the Iowa Show Circuit based on exhibitor feedback for the 2014 event in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2013, the Iowa Show Circuit was the second largest AQHA show, and year after year, the event welcomes every type of exhibitor. The show dates are […]

Texas Amateur Show

Texas Amateur Show

  When you combine great weather, large classes and fierce competition you get the 2014 Texas Amateur Show being held April 23-27. The show is held at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex in Waco, Texas. The judges for the week include Gretchen Mathis, Jennifer Lynn Thompson, John Dean, Suzy Jeane, Tom McBeath and Tom […]

Breeding with a strategy

Breeding with a strategy

This marks the sixth breeding season since the Great Recession gripped the United States in 2008. There is no question, the economic downturn unseated the horse industry. Since 2008, breed associations have experienced fewer registrations. Although 2013 figures have not been released for all associations, three of the major breed associations have reported declining registrations […]

Texas Amateur Show

Texas Amateur Show

When you combine great weather, large classes and fierce competition you get the 2014 Texas Amateur Show being held April 23-27. The show is held at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex in Waco, Texas. The judges for the week include Gretchen Mathis, Jennifer Lynn Thompson, John Dean, Suzy Jeane, Tom McBeath and Tom Robertson. […]

Nettie Olsen makes triumphant return to the show pen

Nettie Olsen makes triumphant return to the show pen

She was 15, competing in a Showmanship class with 70 participants. After hours of standing in the burning sun, the results were called. A few minutes later, young Nettie Olsen’s family saw her walking back to the stalls, a seventh place ribbon in hand, and a smile plastered on her face. Olsen was born in […]

Why certain events draw huge numbers

Why certain events draw huge numbers

When you see buds on the tree tops, hear the birds chirping and feel sun rays on your skin, you can sense spring in the air. For road warriors, the change in season also means horse show time is in full swing. So, how can you best map out your show schedule? American Quarter Horse, […]

PHBA World Deadline

PHBA World Deadline

FIRST WORLD SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE – MAY 15, 2014  Visit the PHBA website World Show Staff World Show Manager -Terri Green World Show Chairman – Howard Rea World Show Assistance Manager/Exhibitor Rep – Mary Ann Fielitz World Show Secretary – Shirley Stuart Trade Show Coordinator – Jan Gover-Hallum

Double Feature Classic

Double Feature Classic

  Del Mar, California played host to the annual Double Feature Classic April 9-13, 2014. Judges for this year’s event included Margo Ball, Chad Evans, Brad Luebben, Lisa Modern, Suzy Jean, Gayle Lampinen, Adrea Simons, Bruce Army, Stephanie Lynn and Allen Mitchels    

Liz and Cole Baker are parents

Liz and Cole Baker are parents

Elizabeth and Cole Baker of Dunnellon, Florida welcomed a baby girl on April 17, 2014. Brooklyn Reese Baker was born weighing 5lbs 2oz and measuring 18″ long.   Both mom and baby are doing well.

Is it a training issue or a physical issue

Is it a training issue or a physical issue

You saddle up for a normal day of riding or showing and find that your horse doesn’t feel like himself.  He’s not moving or acting like he usually does. Is it a training issue or a physical issue? An equine sports medicine specialist is trained to diagnose the source of performance problems by evaluating one […]

The Fine Art of Lisa Perry

The Fine Art of Lisa Perry

Raised on an old gold mine in Montana, artist Lisa Perry spent hours with her horse and dog exploring thousands of acres of national forestland surrounding her family’s property. “I was searching for lost gold mines, exploring for old ghost towns and miners cabins, panning for gold and the big nugget,” she reminisces, “no, I […]

AQHA Hires Pete Kyle

AQHA Hires Pete Kyle

AQHA is pleased to welcome Pete Kyle as executive director of shows and judges to assist in moving AQHA shows forward. AQHA is pleased to welcome AQHA Professional Horseman Pete Kyle as executive director of shows and judges to assist AQHA in moving AQHA shows forward. “With the many outside influences that have affected our […]