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Bringing The Bids: Consignors Offer Tips On Selling Yearlings At Auction

Bringing The Bids: Consignors Offer Tips On Selling Yearlings At Auction

Although selling a horse in the current economic climate may not be as easy as it once was, breeders of show horses do have more methods open to them than ever before. Social media has made it easy to connect with potential buyers from across the globe.   But the one method that has withstood […]

AQHA Top 10 Show Region 6 Super 6 is underway

AQHA Top 10 Show Region 6 Super 6 is underway

  One of AQHA’s Top 10 shows, the Region 6 Super 6 circuit got underway on Wednesday in West Springfield, Massachusetts. As of Thursday evening the show already saw 8,000 entries with over 200 trail runs and 185 in Showmanship classes. “There are world class trail patterns here and great competition to prep for the […]

Results posted from Corporate Challenge circuit in St. Paul

Results posted from Corporate Challenge circuit in St. Paul

    The 2017 Corporate Challenge celebrated 20 years of AQHA show circuits this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. The Corporate Challenge is managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows and although it’s been a hot weekend of competition turnout was strong. “We’re very happy with this year’s attendance,” said manager Rachel […]

NSBA European Championship is the highlight of the show season

NSBA European Championship is the highlight of the show season

  The VWB Summer Show that was held last week in Kreuth, Germany, is always a highlight of the European show season. This show does not only consists of two AQHA shows with two judges each and VWB classes, but features the finals of the prestigious Golden Series classes as well as the NSBA European […]

Soaring temperatures and big checks round out The Big A

Soaring temperatures and big checks round out The Big A

Record temperatures in Conyers, Georgia didn’t hinder exhibitors from competing in record numbers at the Stars and Stripes and Big A Circuits. The two week long event features two AQHA shows as well as the second leg of the Premier Quarter Sires, Show For Dough and a Huntfield Derby. Brittany Andrews piloted Faith Is Certain […]

Chav3z Enterprises building a bright future in the show horse industry

Chav3z Enterprises building a bright future in the show horse industry

She got her start with show horses when she placed an ad on Craig’s List looking for a trainer. Now, just a few years later, Alexandra Chavez is in the process of building one of the premier Quarter Horse breeding, training and show horse operations in the country. Chav3z Enterprises consists of two facilities – […]

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

The Tom Powers Futurity, now in its 38th year got started today with great weather, great competition and great prizes. Stall rentals this year are about the same as last year, according to founder Tom Powers. The event is one of the largest and longest-running futurities in the world. A pre-futurity was featured on Sunday […]

Oregon Summer Classic offers big checks and amazing prizes

Oregon Summer Classic offers big checks and amazing prizes

  The Oregon Summer Classic took place last weekend in Central Point, Oregon. The show featured a full slate of AQHA classes as well as a select NSBA futurity classes that included Western Pleasure, Trail Sweepstakes, Longe Line and Hunter Under Saddle. Scottsdale Western World saddles and Caliente Saddle Shop saddles are among the prizes […]

Legendary AQHA show horse Zippo LTD dies at the age of 30 in Texas

Legendary AQHA show horse Zippo LTD dies at the age of 30 in Texas

Zippo LTD, one of the American Quarter Horse Association’s most decorated show horses of all time, has died at the age of 30. Julia Taylor Cheek, of Dallas, Texas purchased Zippo LTD in 2000, earned many of his youth and amateur points and World and Congress titles and owned him until his death. “It’s with […]

Tips from the experts on keeping white markings looking their best

Tips from the experts on keeping white markings looking their best

A finished, polished look in the show arena includes considering every last detail on both horse and rider. Since white markings particularly on your horse’s legs stand out to the eye, impeccable grooming of these areas are essential for a winning appearance. Seasoned professional horsemen share their tips on how to finish white markings correctly […]

2017 Tom Powers Yearling Stakes Sale features 45 prospects

2017 Tom Powers Yearling Stakes Sale features 45 prospects

A total of 47 yearlings have been consigned to the 2017 Tom Powers Stakes Sale, scheduled for July 1 in Berrien Springs, Michigan.   Starting with Lot #1, an unnamed sorrel filly, sired by Congress Champion Batt Man and out of Fanciest Hour Yet, by The Radical Hour and ending up with Lot #47, Cant […]

The Cornhusker Classic hosts first leg of Premier Quarter Sires classes

The Cornhusker Classic hosts first leg of Premier Quarter Sires classes

  The first leg of the 2017 Premier Quarter Sires Limited Series is underway at the Cornhusker Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Limited Series features a hefty purse for both Limited Non-Pro and Open riders as well as Limited Horses. Each class has an estimated payout of $25,000 and the four classes offered in the […]