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Cole Baker rides Will Be A Good Chip to win in Kim Rich Memorial

Cole Baker rides Will Be A Good Chip to win in Kim Rich Memorial

Cole Baker rode Will Be A Good Chip to a win today in the Fourth Annual Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure at the Pro Am Quarter Horse Circuit in Conyers, Georgia. Will Be A Good Chip is a 2013 bay gelding, sired by Good I Will Be and out of Chipalilly, and is owned […]

Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure at the Georgia Pro Am

Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure at the Georgia Pro Am

Competitors in the Green Western Pleasure Class at the Pro Am Quarter Horse Circuit in Conyers, Georgia Saturday will ride to honor the memory of respected horsewoman Kim Rich of Panama City, Florida. The Fourth Annual Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure Class was established in 2014 by Jan Sheppard Pittman, one of Kim’s closest […]

The Truth About Teeth: Dental Health Impacts Performance

The Truth About Teeth: Dental Health Impacts Performance

Horses are naturally designed to be grazing animals. In the wild, they graze between 16 and 18 hours a day. Chewing grass and other long-stemmed forage moves the horse’s jaw in a circular, grinding motion designed to evenly wear teeth. “Today, horses spend fewer hours eating and they are not eating nearly the same volume […]

A Touch Of Sudden at the center of Banta breeding program

A Touch Of Sudden at the center of Banta breeding program

To own a successful breeding stallion today Brian and Sherri Banta, of New Liberty, Iowa, say it’s important to “be there with your customers for the highs and the lows.” The Bantas own Congress and American Quarter Horse Association World Champion producer, A Touch Of Sudden and say it’s what they try hard to do […]

Trainer-client relationships across the globe take patience, work

Trainer-client relationships across the globe take patience, work

Equine competition may seem like an American hobby, but in fact, individuals across the world share this same passion. When searching large associations like the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) or American Paint Horse Association (APHA), you will find that the membership is quite diverse and includes members from countries all over the world. But […]

Surrogate dams come to the rescue of some worried foal owners

Surrogate dams come to the rescue of some worried foal owners

When things go right there is nothing that is more satisfying than ushering a new foal into the world….and celebrating the fruition of a year of planning, care and a safe delivery. But when problems occur, like the death of a mare or the rejection of a foal, breeders are thrust into the reality of […]

Services set for well-known equine auctioneer Alan Parker

Services set for well-known equine auctioneer Alan Parker

Funeral services have been set for Alan Parker, one the horse industry’s most well-known auctioneers, who died on Saturday, March 25 in Plant City, Florida. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 1, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 2, at the Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, 3350 Mall Hill Drive, […]

Bret Parrish, Pistol Packin Mann win Hylton Maiden Western Pleasure

Bret Parrish, Pistol Packin Mann win Hylton Maiden Western Pleasure

Bret Parrish, of Pavo, Georgia, piloted Pistol Packin Mann to a win in the 2017 Hylton Maiden 3-Year-Old & Over Western Pleasure at the Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show, in Lexington, Virginia tonight, collecting a check for $25,000. Parrish said the Hylton Maiden class was always the plan for the 2013 sorrel gelding sired by […]

Virginia Spring Breakout in full swing; Hylton Maiden up Saturday

Virginia Spring Breakout in full swing; Hylton Maiden up Saturday

  The Virginia Quarter Horse Association’s Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show is in full swing at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington. The show got started Thursday with Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation classes. Today featured Ranch competition followed by Western Riding, Horsemanship and Western Pleasure. Judges include Holly Hover, Clint Fullerton, Marilyn […]

Green Western Pleasure Slot Class at Gordyville has co-champions

Green Western Pleasure Slot Class at Gordyville has co-champions

There were co-champions today in the $9,000 added National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Green Western Pleasure Slot class held for the first time at the Gordyville Spring American Quarter Horse Association Show Circuit. Amazin Dream, a 2012 sorrel mare by A Dream Remembered and out of Suddenly A Miracle, owned by Amy Bauer and shown by Chris […]

$25,000 up for grabs in Hylton Maiden 3 & Over Western Pleasure

$25,000 up for grabs in Hylton Maiden 3 & Over Western Pleasure

Organizers say more than 15 horses will compete this year in the Hylton Maiden 3-Year-Old and Over Western Pleasure for the chance to win the top cash prize of $25,000, March 25 in Lexington, Virginia. Cecilia Hylton, of Gainesville, Virginia, introduced the class at the Reichert Celebration and relocated it to her home state in […]

Tom Powers Futurity Releases New Format and Classes

Tom Powers Futurity Releases New Format and Classes

For the 37th consecutive year The Triple Challenge Futurity will be offering a string of outstanding classes for some of the best horses, young prospects, riders and trainers from across the country will compete. Over 80 yearlings will be available through the Triple Challenge Futurity Stakes Sale on Saturday July 1st. The Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity […]