Indian Artifacts Passes

DeGraff Stables regretfully advises of the passing of AQHA World Champion Indian Artifacts on February 19, 2014. Owner, Robin DeGraff commented, “When I think of our journey together, I can hardly believe all that Indian Artifacts has accomplished since I found him as a yearling. In a blink of the eye, 19 years have passed […]

Premier Paint Sires

Premier Paint Sires

InStride Edition is proud to present Premier Paint Sires, an exciting new program for APHA registered stallions and their offspring. Established by Claire Binkowski and Mike Hachtel, Premier Paint Sires was designed to enhance the breeding prosperity of APHA stallions by giving the offspring of eligible stallions the opportunity to compete for a significant cash […]

A Horse-Breeding Dilemma: Switching Broodmares

A Horse-Breeding Dilemma: Switching Broodmares

The birth mare had never been the warm and fuzzy type, even before she became pregnant. She was the dominant mare in the herd and routinely showed her alpha attitude toward other horses and people. Unfortunately, her abrasive behavior increased exponentially after she foaled. The combination of hardwired surliness and protective maternal instinct turned her into a stall shark. You […]

Domenick Heibing is serious about horse shows and soccer

Domenick Heibing is serious about horse shows and soccer

His riding coach, Becky George says Domenick Heibing is one of those kids trainers beg for in a client. He has God-given talent that makes riding come naturally for the 11-year-old from Hockley, Texas. But he also absorbs everything you teach him, she says. Domenick is a third generation horseman. Both his parents, Tara and […]

Globally Connected

Globally Connected

With all of the latest information right at our fingertips there is no doubt that the world is a smaller place than it was just five years ago. The equine industry has been significantly impacted by the growth of foreign markets and the services of stallions in the United States are now being offered overseas […]

Go Bridleless

Go Bridleless

The NSBA will host a bridleless calcutta this June at the Tom Powers Futurity in Berrien Springs, Michigan to benefit the NSBA Crisis Fund. The event is open to all professional horse trainers and has an entry fee of $100. All AQHA and NSBA rules will apply to the event.   “We were looking for […]

NSBA Rider List

NSBA Rider List

The National Snaffle Bit Association has listed its 2014 Riders List. The rankings are determined by earnings and are available for the following: Open Western Pleasure Riders List, Intermediate Open Western Pleasure Riders List, Limited Western Pleasure Riders List, Non Pro Western Pleasure Riders List, Intermediate Non Pro Western Pleasure Riders List, Open Hunter Under Saddle […]

Italian designer draws inspiration from songs

Italian designer draws inspiration from songs

As an artist sometimes inspiration hits you in unexpected ways. For Italian show attire designer Anna Omodeo it’s her favorite songs that inspire her beautiful creations. Born and raised in Northwestern Italy, 33-year-old Omodeo studied design and architecture at the University in Venice where she worked as an assistant teacher for a couple of years. She always had a […]

APHA Announces Top Shows

APHA Announces Top Shows

The paperwork has been submitted and the results have been checked twice—and that means APHA is pleased to announce the association’s Top 20 shows of 2013. Leading the pack once again in 2013 was the Western Regional Zone 2 Zone-O-Rama, which took place May 23–25 in South Jordan, Utah. A perennial favorite among exhibitors, the […]

The Brockmuellers welcome a boy

The Brockmuellers welcome a boy

Courtney and Mark Brockmueller welcomed a baby boy, Brim Allen, on February 12, 2014. The first grandchild for Nancy Sue Ryan weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces.

Future Leaders

Future Leaders

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association Executive Committee is inviting the national officers of all equine associations for a one-day youth leadership summit in conjunction with the 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar. The youth leadership summit starts at 8 a.m. on July 10 at the Best Western Premier Old Town Center in Bryan, […]

Thurstons build business and welcome son to the family

Thurstons build business and welcome son to the family

Paul and Tami Thurston, of Tarboro, North Carolina, have had many successes over the years but it seems since the beginning they were destined to be together. Tami grew up in Ohio and developed a love for horses at a young age even though no one in her family had anything to do with them. […]