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EC Photo of the Day- Happy Sweet Sixteen!

EC Photo of the Day- Happy Sweet Sixteen!

Horses are like family, and just because you’re furry and have four legs doesn’t mean you have to skip out on a milestone birthday like your Sweet Sixteen! Happy Birthday to Chex Is The Choice, who celebrated his 16th birthday at the Redbud Spectacular!

Paint Horse Congress Judges For 2018

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Paint Horse Congress Judges For 2018

Judges: Tony Burris, Dolly Chayer, Tim Finkenbinder, Lisa Moden, Brendan Brown, Sandy Jirkovsky, Teresa Pelton, and Chris Thompson

Ancillary Judges for Hunter Hack, Ranch Riding, Reining, and Speed classes: Leon Borcherding, Pat Burton, Larry Hansch, Rick McLain, Cyndi Brown, Jerry Donahue, Louis Hufnagel, and Casey Orr.

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The Story of Faith

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The Story of Faith

This is not how I had planned for the story to end… I worked so hard to save her, to keep her, to restore her, and now I had to make a conscientious choice to end her life?

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6 Tips For Giving Oral Reasons For Horse Judging Beginners

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6 Tips For Giving Oral Reasons For Horse Judging Beginners

Tip #4- After judging a class, most of the time your first instinct is to go to work writing out your reasons. However, this is doing yourself a huge disservice. Writing out your reasons forces your brain to remember the piece of paper, not the horses. If you get stuck in the reasons room, you’ll have a harder time trying to remember what you were trying to say. Instead, jot down a few key words or bullets and refer to those when practicing, not your whole notes page.

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Shop For Your New Horse in June Internet Auctions

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Shop For Your New Horse in June Internet Auctions

Entries in the Pro Horse Services June Internet Auctions include WORLD CHAMPIONS and producers, Reserve World Champions, World Show Top Ten horses and prospects eligible for major Futurities and events. The auctions include Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Paints. Bidding for both auctions open on Monday, June 4th. They will close on June 6th and 7th.”   

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Around the Ring Photos and Results From IPHC Memorial Day Show

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Around the Ring Photos and Results From IPHC Memorial Day Show

APHA exhibitors enjoyed an 8-judge/3-day event over Memorial Day weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Judges included Michael Swain, Danny Williams, Casey Orr, Leigh Ann Skurupey, Andrea Koehn, Carrie Kessler, Cindy Pence-Girardier, and Keith McDonough.

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New Showmanship Videos on APHA’s HorseIQ

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New Showmanship Videos on APHA’s HorseIQ

New to the HorseIQ Library are showmanship pattern videos from the 2017 APHA World Championship Show. Use these runs to enhance your understanding of the class judging priorities and scoring system, practice judging and scoring runs, and to understand the nuances that compile to create a winning performance. In addition to the entire slate of class performances from the 2017 Classic Amateur Showmanship preliminaries, find links to a blank scorecard, the pattern description and judges’ official scorecards.

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NY Times/Chron of the Horse Release Stories About Late Equestrian Coach Accused of Molesting Students

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NY Times/Chron of the Horse Release Stories About Late Equestrian Coach Accused of Molesting Students

Interviews conducted with 38 former students, grooms, trainers, and members of his local Riding Club reveal the extent of the abuse that spanned decades and was often overlooked by disbelieving parents who were more concerned with what Williams’ status and skills as a horse trainer could do for their children, many of whom had dreams of competing at the Olympics. 

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EC Photo of the Day- 10,000 APHA Points!

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EC Photo of the Day- 10,000 APHA Points!

Today’s EC Photo of the Day commemorates a special milestone for APHA amateur competitor, Jamie Ross Swanson, and her horse, She’s Alotta Splash. At the IPHC Memorial Day Show in Cedar Rapids, the team surpassed the 10,000 APHA point mark!

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Don’t Miss the New 4-Day Format at the Tar Heel Triple Classic!

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Don’t Miss the New 4-Day Format at the Tar Heel Triple Classic!

The Tar Heel Triple Classic is excited to announce a new 4-day format with 6 AQHA judges, June 14-17, at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC. It’s going to be a great weekend of food, fun, and fellowship!

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