Vaquero line geared toward men

Vaquero line geared toward men

For 27 years Berry Fit Company has been setting trends and outfitting top riders in all disciplines.  Owners Polly Vandall and Carolyn Berry are experts when it comes to making women look their best in the show pen. We all know that when you know you look your best, everyone notices.  Now, men too will […]

Friendship survives a decade and a move back to Germany

Friendship survives a decade and a move back to Germany

When they met 10 years ago at a bonfire in the neighborhood, Virginia Owen and Sarah Peter had no idea of the type of bond that would form between the two.   Sarah was new to the area. She and her family had just moved to Greenville, South Carolina from Germany because of her father’s […]

Living Large: A colorful journey

Living Large:  A colorful journey

The location was the T. Ed Garrison Arena, Clemson, S.C., Oct. 1, 2011 – The occasion was the Palmetto Paint Horse Club’s Fall Futurity and Paint-O-Rama, and the class was Green Hunter Under Saddle. An elegant 2-year-old sorrel overo colt navigated effortlessly through the 18-horse field. Although it was the youngster’s first time out in […]

At age 15, Ryan Stille already a World Champion

At age 15, Ryan Stille already a World Champion

Ryan Stille, 15-year-old son of Kelly and Geno Stille, was born in Napa, California, but the family of six relocated to Colleyville, Texas when he was just 7-years-old. It was around this time that Stille became interested in horses –  thanks to his mother. “My mom actually got me into it because she showed Paint […]

Iowa Show Circuit

Iowa Show Circuit

  Exhibitors traveled from 20 states and Canada for the Iowa Show Circuit, June 3-8, in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The show saw just more than 9,000 entries, an increase from 2012, which sported 8,200 entries. Show management said they look forward to a strong 2014.    

Back-To-Back Buckeyes

Back-To-Back Buckeyes

With nine AQHA judges over nine days, free horse show entries, charity events and more, OQHA’s Little Buckeye and OAQHA/BWHA’s Buckeye Classic shows are shaping up to be the events of the summer in Ohio. Both shows will be held at Eden Park Equestrian Center, just outside Sunbury. The Not-So-Little Buckeye July 20-21, the Little […]

Extension at all gaits

AQHA horse-showing judges will be asking for lengthened strides in western pleasure classes in 2013. In your 2013 western pleasure classes, expect your AQHA judges to ask for lengthened strides in all gaits – walk, jog and lope. That comes straight from the AQHA Judges Seminar December 11-14, 2012, in Dallas, according to AQHA Senior […]

It was a matter of fate for Papendick

It was a matter of fate for Papendick

When Kristina Papendick, of Rapid City South Dakota was a student at the University of South Carolina Brett Comer was studying Business just across the Palmetto state at Clemson. They could have easily crossed paths at the big Tigers/Gamecocks rivalry game. Afterall, his parents, Bill and Nancy Comer were USC grads and advised him to […]

It’s The Time Of Your Life

It’s The Time Of Your Life

It’s that bittersweet time of year again when you say goodbye to old friends and hello to new experiences. For some it means going off to college and being on your own for the first time. For others, it’s time to go out into the world and become the person you have studied your whole […]

Indy Circuit

Indy Circuit

  The Indy Circuit got underway June 1, 2013 in New Castle, Indiana. The show, which has grown by 400 entries this year, hosted a pizza part for exhibitor’s. Judges for this year’s event were Scott Neuman, Tina Anderson, Sissy Anderson, and Liz Haynes.

Eron Dampier has training business in Belgium

Eron Dampier has training business in Belgium

Showing horses in Belgium is much different than in the United States. The programs are slower and people buy their horses “for life” so they are very demanding. They pick a horse apart and vet it out several times before a deal is sealed. It’s a lifestyle that took some adjustment for Eron Dampier but […]

Kerola and Cox Engaged

Kerola and Cox Engaged

Maggie Kerola and Brian Cox of Mr. Perry, Ohio, are happy to announce their recent engagement. Cox proposed on Memorial Day and the bride to be was so shocked by his proposal she literally fell over and gave herself a concussion. “I guess I got so excited I fell over,” Kerola says. “I am never […]