Taft Dickerson: North Carolina horse trainer born into the business

Taft Dickerson: North Carolina horse trainer born into the business

His father is a 25-time Quarter Horse Congress Champion horse trainer. His mother, Millie, was a five-time Congress Non-Pro Western Pleasure Champion and his sister, Jennifer Dickerson Webb, was a two-time Congress Non-Pro Western Pleasure Champion and two-time Reserve Champion. Taft Dickerson, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, says there was actually zero chance he’d be […]

Congress schedule released

Congress schedule released

The schedule for the 51st annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held Oct. 3-29, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. The Congress is the largest single breed horse show in the world with over 23,500 horse show entries. The show attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus, Ohio area and generates […]

2017 Pinto World Championship set for June 12-24 in Tulsa

2017 Pinto World Championship set for June 12-24 in Tulsa

The Pinto Horse Association is planning the largest gathering of Pintos for the 52nd annual Pinto World Championship show June 12-24, at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 13-day show hosts equines and exhibitors from around the globe. Exhibitors will compete for world titles, rosette ribbons, belt buckles and many more awards. […]

Open For Suggestion foals making a statement in the show arena

Open For Suggestion foals making a statement in the show arena

Kerry Bradac took one look at Open For Suggestion, a 2007 red roan stallion by Openrange and out of Fancy China, and thought to herself “I have to have him.” “I fell in love with him as an individual the moment I laid eyes on him,” Bradac said. “When I saw his foals, I was sold.” […]

Gordyville USA

Gordyville USA

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AQHA Level 1 Judges

The American Quarter Horse Association has announced the judges for the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championships. “Our goal is to bring together an excellent roster of judges for the Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “It is important for exhibitors to know they are being judged by the rules and by a highly […]

March Auction Catalog

“The Internet Horse Auction catalog is now available for bidders to view the horses offered in our two March Internet auctions,” announces Mike Jennings of the Professional Horse Services, LLC management team. “The two auctions are the First Spring Reining and Cow Horse Auction, which closes on March 1 and the March Internet Auction, which […]

Golden Oldies: Breeders share advice on managing older mares

Golden Oldies: Breeders share advice on managing older mares

Your mare is sound and in great shape, has wonderful pedigree and a beautiful temperament. When do her breeding days end? While there are certainly special challenges that accompany getting an older mare in foal and maintaining that pregnancy, many breeders are doing it successfully. Tony and Julia Pezold, of Ashland, Illinois, are small breeders […]

APHA Honors Five Top Regional Clubs From 2016

APHA Honors Five Top Regional Clubs From 2016

Five regional clubs were recently awarded the President’s Club of Distinction award—American Paint Horse Association’s highest recognition for a regional club. The clubs will be recognized at the 2017 APHA Convention, which takes place Feb. 24–27 in Irving, Texas. All APHA members and Paint Horse enthusiasts are invited to attend Convention to celebrate outstanding clubs and […]

Its A Southern Thing (Moonpie) special since day one, Gumz says

Its A Southern Thing (Moonpie) special since day one, Gumz says

He was special from day one. When Shesa Hot Cookie’s 2010 foal by Only In The Moonlite was born at Gumz Farms in Morganfield, all of the staff teased Amy Gumz that he knew who to warm up to – the one who pays the bills. “After delivering over a thousand foals, you can easily […]

Hayley Saul enjoys the challenge of starting over

Hayley Saul enjoys the challenge of starting over

Hayley Saul, a 27-year-old Amateur competitor from Des Arc, Arkansas admits it’s not easy starting over with a new show partner, especially in Trail and other all-around events, but it’s what she loves the most and what motivates her to show. “I love the reward of finishing a young horse,” she said. “Taking them to […]

The successful use of shipped semen takes coordination, planning

The successful use of shipped semen takes coordination, planning

Science has had a tremendous impact on the horse breeding business, for the professionals and the hobbyists. Gone are the days when the mare owner had to load up his mare into the trailer and drive her to the stallion’s farm, perhaps limited by miles and geography. These days, the mare owner can simply pick […]

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