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Three For Three at QH Congress For Morgan Ratkowski and the Slightly Accident Prone, Better Buy The Minit

Three For Three at QH Congress For Morgan Ratkowski and the Slightly Accident Prone, Better Buy The Minit

“He got a piece or wood stuck in his neck from scratching on the fence, so we had to get that removed. It was a crazy week!”

Stratton, Davis, Robertson, Roark, Pait and More Named Congress Champions in Stallion Classes

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Stratton, Davis, Robertson, Roark, Pait and More Named Congress Champions in Stallion Classes

“They’re both very good minded, and they’re gentle boys, which is nice because we like studs that act like gentlemen.”

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8-Year-Old Logan Starnes Wins 2018 QH Congress Small Fry Western Pleasure

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8-Year-Old Logan Starnes Wins 2018 QH Congress Small Fry Western Pleasure

“They said to keep my hand down at the saddle pad, keep both my arms straight, and don’t spur Peter too hard!”

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10/14 QH Congress Champions Include Turner, DeBoer, Crothers, Arentsen, Roark, and More

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10/14 QH Congress Champions Include Turner, DeBoer, Crothers, Arentsen, Roark, and More

“This was kind of a bucket list thing. I always thought this mare should have a shot to win here. You just don’t ever know what will happen, but she sure is of that caliber.”

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Take A Chill Pill Mom! – When Parents Help Too Much

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Take A Chill Pill Mom! – When Parents Help Too Much

Standing outside the show arena, unable to help your child, who is managing a 1,500 lb. animal, can be frustrating. Whether you’re a parent who has shown in the past, or even if you’ve never shown before, it’s normal to be nervous when watching your child compete.

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Former Trainer and Client Duo, Holly Hover and Chad Evans, to Judge Congress Together

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Former Trainer and Client Duo, Holly Hover and Chad Evans, to Judge Congress Together

“Obviously, she’s a great coach, but even after initially meeting her, I loved her passion. She has such a huge base of knowledge, and I really loved her teaching style.”

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Choosing the Proper Saddle Pad – It’s Harder Than You Think

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Choosing the Proper Saddle Pad – It’s Harder Than You Think

We spend thousands of dollars on our horses: custom saddles, chiropractic work, massage therapy, proper shoeing, and regular dental care. We take the time to think about matching the color of our saddle blanket to our show clothes, but how many of us actually think about what’s going in between your horse’s back and the saddle?

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The Rawhide Boys Ranch

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The Rawhide Boys Ranch

With his engaging smile, it’s obvious to anyone on the APHA/AQHA circuit that horse trainer Tim Gillespie is the quintessential “people person.” His reputation and passion for working with youth– helping them grow as both riders and individuals – is well-known, as is his penchant for picking up abandoned animals in run-down parking lots and on the side of highways.

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AQHA Releases Extensive List of Newly Approved Animal Welfare Recommendations, Including AQHA Horse Show Integrity Team to be Deployed at World Shows

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AQHA Releases Extensive List of Newly Approved Animal Welfare Recommendations, Including AQHA Horse Show Integrity Team to be Deployed at World Shows

Investigate creating an AQHA Horse Show Integrity Team, modeled after the racing integrity team, to be deployed at AQHA world shows.  Potential team members could include any or all of the following: (1) ring stewards, as they operate now with judges; (2) Gate stewards to conduct soundness checks and look for prohibited equipment; (3) animal welfare ambassadors to interact with participants and advance the animal welfare initiatives, while monitoring the barns and show grounds; and (4) animal welfare veterinarians to ensure the integrity of onsite veterinarians, horse welfare and biosecurity.

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Changes to Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Payouts in 2018

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Changes to Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Payouts in 2018

“There has been a lot of feedback that if you don’t have the winner, it’s a lot of money to invest, so we tried to redistribute the money down further,” Darnell says.

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