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Congress Announces 2013 Judges

Congress Announces 2013 Judges

The All American Quarter Horse Congress, the world’s largest single-breed horse show, has finalized judges for 2013. Slated for October 4-27, the event includes AQHA, NCHA, NRHA and NSBA approved classes.   AQHA Sissy Anderson, Kentucky Christa Baldwin, Michigan John Dean, Texas Chad Evans, Colorado Buddy Fisher, Texas Mike Hay, North Carolina Brad Jewett, Texas […]

Congress Adds HUS Stakes Class

Congress Adds HUS Stakes Class

The Congress has added a 2-Year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Class for 2013. The class will be held with both Open and Limited Divisions and entries for this new class are due August 25th with all regular entries. Southern Belle Breeder’s classes will be held concurrently with this stakes class. Horses must be entered […]

Eric Mendrysa shows AQHA and Half-Arabians

Eric Mendrysa shows AQHA and Half-Arabians

Eric Mendrysa, 25, was born and raised in Wyandotte, Michigan, Mendrysa got his show career started in the local 4-H club with his mother, Donna Mendrysa. “My mother was the one who got me involved in horses, and I don’t think she ever expected it to go this far,” Mendrysa said. She grew up with […]

Courtney Ryan has deep roots in the show horse industry

Courtney Ryan has deep roots in the show horse industry

Thirty-year-old Courtney Ryan gets her love for horses honest. She comes from a family with deep roots in the industry. As the oldest daughter of professional horsemen Stanley and Nancy Sue Ryan, the Texas native was one of the lucky few that was born into the industry. Ryan was raised at the barn and never […]

Visit wineries during the Powers

Visit wineries during the Powers

Nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan there is plenty of fun to be had during your time off at the Tom Powers Futurity this June. Berrien Springs, like Berrien County, is named for John M. Berrien; “Springs” was added after mineral springs were discovered in the area. The village is the site of the earliest settlement in […]

Zach Favorite opens his own training operation

Zach Favorite opens his own training operation

Zach Favorite grew up in Paris, Kentucky, a small town just outside Lexington. Although most of his neighbors shared a passion for the Thoroughbred, Favorite was drawn to the Quarter Horse and Western Pleasure events. As a youngster he competed in 4-H and open shows and following his graduation from Bourbon County High School, Favorite […]

Anika Henderson waited a year to find her perfect show partner

Thirteen-year-old Anika Hendrickson has had horses her entire life. Her mother, Cindy Ingels, had them from the day she was born so it was no surprise when Anika jumped in right along with her. Anika got her show career started in lead line aboard a miniature horse named ‘Goliath’ when she was just two. After […]

A “little” side trip to Raleigh museums

A “little” side trip to Raleigh museums

For most of us who enjoy A Little Futurity, it’s not just because of the show full of prizes or the southern hospitality brought to you by The Little Family. Many of us frequent the local Crabtree Valley Mall which boasts a variety of shopping experiences from Abercrombie and Fitch to Zales Jewelry. The hour-long […]

Congress Show Schedule

Congress Show Schedule

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association released it’s 2013 Show Schedule today. So far, the schedule includes nine shows approved for OQHA points, with three still pending approval, for a total of more than 30 judges. Click here to view the full show schedule. Several shows hosted by the Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Northern Ohio Quarter Horse […]

Jenna Dempze’s family owns Gaynor Cranberry Company

Jenna Dempze’s family owns Gaynor Cranberry Company

As a fourth generation cranberry grower and owner of Gaynor Cranberry Company, 26-year-old Jenna Dempze, along with her parents, Gary and Sue Dempze, and older twin sisters, Amy and Heidi, has turned her horse hobby into her own business, Red Berry Ranch. Dempze currently splits her time between her trainer, Gil Galyean’s Purcell, Oklahoma facility […]

Jonathan Nowacki is showing on a national level

Jonathan Nowacki is showing on a national level

Twenty-year-old Jonathan Nowacki has his mother to credit as his driving force behind his start in horses. Nowacki’s mother, Sherrie Quiterio, grew up on an Appaloosa breeding farm in Texas. When Jonathan and his sister, Stephanie, were old enough to understand the time commitment involved with owning and showing horses demands Quiterio decided to let […]