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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 […]

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 […]

Show community mourns loss of legendary Vital Signs Are Good

Show community mourns loss of legendary Vital Signs Are Good

Vital Signs Are Good, one of the most decorated horses in American Quarter Horse Association history, was humanely euthanized today due to complications surrounding a coffin joint infection. The 2000 red roan mare by Zippos Mr Good Bar and out of Vitalism was a superstar from the start. She won the Open 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure […]

The western pleasure arena will be different without A Certain Vino

The western pleasure arena will be different without A Certain Vino

When a legendary athlete retires, his team retires his jersey. When a multiple-time World Champion Western Pleasure horse retires, his team retires his shoes. A Certain Vino’s (Vino) four horseshoes were ceremoniously pulled during a retirement celebration held during the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City this past November. “There’s no doubt that Vino […]

Results are in from Fox Lea Farm Winter Circuit, Fun In The Sun

Results are in from Fox Lea Farm Winter Circuit, Fun In The Sun

  There was plenty of sunshine and tough competition this month in Venice Florida. Between the Fox Lea Farm Winter Extravaganza Jan. 7-13, which offered six sets of AQHA points, and the Fun In The Sun Extravaganza, Jan 10 and 11, which featured a full slate of NSBA classes, there were contests for every level horse and exhibitor. […]

Extremely Hot Chips’ record as a sire strong as his show record

Extremely Hot Chips’ record as a sire strong as his show record

To his owner, Russ Louderback, Extremely Hot Chips is bigger than life. So much so that when the Executive Vice President of White Lodging, a large hotel owner/developer from Northwest Indiana, was selected to grace the cover of Hotel Business Design recently, he opted for a photograph of himself aboard the 2006 chestnut Quarter Horse […]

Florida Gold & Gulf Coast Circuits welcome exhibitors with sun & fun

Florida Gold & Gulf Coast Circuits welcome exhibitors with sun & fun

  We are ringing in a new year and a new show season in Tampa, Florida at the annual Gold and Gulf Coast Circuits. Exhibitors have come from as far away as Texas to compete this year and we have learned additional judges have been brought in to accommodate the large numbers. Full results for […]

Kari Grefsrud’s intricate work on saddles is to ‘dye for’

Kari Grefsrud’s intricate work on saddles is to ‘dye for’

So, you saved and sacrificed and finally you managed to purchase that show partner you hope will take you to the top. But now there’s no money left for a shiny new saddle to ride in. What can you do? Maybe you can put it on a credit card. But there may be another option. […]

InStride Edition ad up for grabs in Audrey Grace Auction over Sunday

InStride Edition ad up for grabs in Audrey Grace Auction over Sunday

There’s not much time left to score a great deal on a stallion service or do some last-minute holiday shopping to benefit a great cause over on the Pleasurehorse.com forum. The 15th Annual Audrey Grace Auction will remain open until 5 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Dec. 18. The auction helps raise funds for the New […]

Georgia Classic and NSBA Rider’s Cup draws exhibitors to Georgia

Georgia Classic and NSBA Rider’s Cup draws exhibitors to Georgia

  There’s nothing like a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas for a horse show as exhibitors found this week at the Georgia Classic Quarter Horse Show Circuit, in Perry. This year’s show is being held in conjunction with the National Snaffle Bit Association’s Rider’s Cup. Action got under way on Wednesday and competition continues through […]

VS Code Blue making his mark as a sire while expanding show career

VS Code Blue making his mark as a sire while expanding show career

Call it serendipity. Last February when Jan Pittman emailed Donna Biddulph in Oliver, British Columbia and told her that she thought VS Code Blue wanted to move to Florida she never expected his owner’s response. “I think you’re right,” Biddulph replied. Pittman didn’t hesitate. Not this time. It was Pittman’s second chance to own the 2007 […]

Susie Derouchey and APHA mare, Warpaint, help cheer on KC Chiefs

Susie Derouchey and APHA mare, Warpaint, help cheer on KC Chiefs

Imagine charging through a tunnel on your horse into a football stadium echoing with the thundering cheers of 75,000 fans. A wolf and waving cheerleaders’ pom-poms are also waiting to greet you. Likely, not a scenario most horses take in stride. But for Chiefs Warpaint, a 1998 APHA sorrel tobiano mare, it’s just another day […]