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AQHA Youth World- Ride The Pattern Horsemanship Recap

AQHA Youth World- Ride The Pattern Horsemanship Recap

– Pattern is centered on the red line on the area wall.
– A great simple lead change is ALWAYS better than a poorly executed flying.
– It is important to maintain a consistent speed throughout the extended lope circle.

Dos and Don’ts of NCEA Recruiting at AQHA Youth World

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Dos and Don’ts of NCEA Recruiting at AQHA Youth World

The AQHA Youth World Show is an event that presents an extremely limited number of opportunities to step into the arena, while also serving as one of the largest determinants of NCEA recruitment for many riders. In that light, I’ve spoken with Texas A&M Head Coach, Tana McKay, to navigate through the tricky dos and don’ts of NCEA recruitment. 

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#RoadToYouthWorld- Behind the Scenes at Boot Camp

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#RoadToYouthWorld- Behind the Scenes at Boot Camp

Reid drills us on parts and pieces of the patterns, but we try to avoid putting everything together until right before we leave, so that our horses don’t anticipate the patterns.

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Equestrian Positivity- Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Horse Industry

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Equestrian Positivity- Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Horse Industry

I have heard it said that breed shows are “pricing people out.” That is somewhat true, but not for the reasons you may think. The stereotype that upper level breed shows cost more money is correct, however. Facilities, judges, show staff, ect, all cost money. The larger the event, the more money it cost to put it on.

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Horse Show Parents- How to Avoid Transferring Your Nervous Energy to Your Kid

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Horse Show Parents- How to Avoid Transferring Your Nervous Energy to Your Kid

Tip #1- Avoid creating a pass or fail mentality. Your kid’s job is to function at their optimal level, TODAY! They are working with an animal that has its own free will and doesn’t always understand the emotions coming from the rider, or people surrounding the rider. Credit their improvements.

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Behind the Scenes at 2018 Buckeye Classic

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Behind the Scenes at 2018 Buckeye Classic

Thanks to Mindie Maus for some fun photos from behind the scenes at the 2018 Buckeye Classic that’s currently underway in Wilmington, Ohio. If you’d like to see your photos featured on EquineChronicle.com, email B.Bevis@EquineChronicle.com.  

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PHBA World Show Blog With Allison Hinson

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PHBA World Show Blog With Allison Hinson

One of the many fun events is the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday after the show sponsored by the PHBA Amateur organization. You also can wake up with caffeine daily from the Coffee Mobile and beat the heat with all-you-can-eat snow cones while waiting to see if you won the raffle for a Bob’s saddle or Kathy bridle among other fabulous donated items. The ever-popular Amateur Team Tournament runs throughout the entire show. Exhibitors from all over the country are randomly selected to form teams, which, in turn, form lasting bonds.

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The Power of Positive Clinicians

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The Power of Positive Clinicians

A trainer who is willing to learn from, or allow their student to learn from someone else, is the only kind of trainer I will ever be interested in working with, because that’s someone who seeks to become a more rounded and professional equestrian trainer. You see, within certain levels of the competitive equine industry, there comes an understanding and trust between trainers. It’s not about “poaching” clients, but about sharing learning, and specifically sharing learning with clients that are seeking to learn.

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Day 2 Photos From Corporate Challenge

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Day 2 Photos From Corporate Challenge

MAQHA Corporate Challenge Day 2 Recap by: Ashley Peterson The new flat rate fee for NSBA classes has resulted in increased entries. It’s only Day 2 and entries are larger than last year. Some of the larger class counts: 28 Sr. Trail, 21 Level 1 Youth Trail, 35 Level 1 Amateur Horsemanship, 22 Level 1 […]

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Day 1 at MAQHA Corporate Challenge

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Day 1 at MAQHA Corporate Challenge

MAQHA Corporate Challenge July 11-15 St Paul, MN.  By: Rachel Nissen Day 1 kicked off with fantastic classes of Western Riders. Green Western Riding had 20 head. Ranch Riding entries were up from last year. The inaugural NSBA Yearling Longe Line classes were well received, paying out over $300 to the winner. A total of 15 […]

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