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Cases Of West Nile Virus In Horses Are On The Rise

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Cases Of West Nile Virus In Horses Are On The Rise

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been in this country for 24 years. This disease of birds is spread by mosquitoes and sometimes affects horses and humans as end-stage hosts. The virus entered the U.S. in 1999 with birds brought to the Bronx Zoo in New York. It is a common disease in Africa, west Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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The Showmanship Pivot

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The Showmanship Pivot

It’s one of the most anticipated Showmanship maneuvers to watch and the most stressful to per-form–the challenging pivot. The multi-tasking that is involved for exhibitors to execute this technical maneuver correctly can be overwhelming, and it’s equally as demanding for the horses that show in this class.

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Opening Pathways To Exhibitor Access

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Opening Pathways To Exhibitor Access

When Select Amateur Debby Brehm set out to write an AQHA rule change proposal that would allow herself and her Amateur daughter to share a single horse, she didn’t know it would take eight years of attempts to make it happen. This annual rule change proposal she brought forth for consideration year after year at the AQHA Convention affectionately became known as “Debby’s Rule.”

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Anne Oldfather – A Passion for Excellence

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Anne Oldfather – A Passion for Excellence

When Anne Oldfather of McKinney, Texas, stood in the show pen at the 2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress–listening to the numbers being called–she was thrilled just to be in the top ten. Then, as all the numbers but hers were called, she realized that she had won the Level 1 14-18 Showmanship championship with her beloved partner, One Exclusive Cookie aka “Cash”. Not only did they win over a talented group of over 150 other competitors, but they did it at their very first trip to the Congress.

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Two For The Money; Three To Go Show

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Two For The Money; Three To Go Show

Exhibitors may explore a side hustle when their main hobby or source of income is centered around a four-legged partner. This is done for a multitide of reasons. Whether the side hustle provides a secondary source of income or the opportunity to explore another passion, it also provides a unique opportunity to utilize skills and connections made within the industry. 

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Cool Jobs – More Than A Paycheck

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Cool Jobs – More Than A Paycheck

The phrase, “work hard, play hard,” implies we have the potential to have a successful balance between our professional and personal lives. Many exhibitors view any time spent away from their real job as a break, a vacation even–especially if they’re headed to a horse show where the hard work isn’t really considered work. After the mane bands are pulled, the horses are returned home, and the trailer is unpacked, some exhibitors go back to working hard at very interesting careers.

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Help In Times Of Need

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Help In Times Of Need

Abraham Lincoln famously said, “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” It is part of the human condition to want to help one another, especially in times of crisis. One of the most outstanding aspects of the horse world is the fact that when someone in the industry is in need, a majority of horsemen will readily step up to help.

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Youth Profile: Lane Kail And Battarang

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Youth Profile: Lane Kail And Battarang

The Triple Crown: the accolade marks a significant achievement in both horse racing and baseball; how fitting then that youth exhibitor Lane Kail and his equine partner Battarang have achieved what few other exhibitors ever will. Going into the 2023 show season, Kail had one goal—hit it out of the park with Battarang and bring home the youth western pleasure triple crown.

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Who Holds The Key: The Sire Or The Dam?

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Who Holds The Key: The Sire Or The Dam?

It’s the age-old debate that’s perhaps even more complex and controversial than ‘which came first- the chicken or the egg?’ And that is…

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Mike And May Edwards

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Mike And May Edwards

With 87 combined years of experience in the horse industry, Mike and May Edwards are no strangers to success. Mike won his first World title in 1979 in Working Cow Horse while he was riding with Bob Avila. Just four years later, then working on his own, one of Mike’s clients became his first World Champion Youth rider; she won the Hunt Seat Equitation and earned Reserve in Horsemanship.

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