Congress 2013 Show News
clark featured

Each year, the Southern Belle Invitational seeks to recognize outstanding professional trainers who exhibit behaviors that reflect the equine industry in a positive light in the Quarter Horse community. The prestigious award is presented each year in recognition of the professional equine trainer that demonstrates Character, Integrity and Stewardship in their life and business


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all around featured

Congratulations to our 2013 Congress All Around Winners!


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invy and lazy featured

Pine View Farms has a lot to celebrate from the 2013 Congress- 30 plus reasons, to be exact! Between their stallions Invitation Only and Lazy Loper, 30 Champions and Reserve Champions were sired by “the boys”.


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jay masters featured

It was finally the hour that everyone was waiting for: time for the Western Master’s Class! After announcing the horses one by one, exhibitors were given ten minutes to ride their maiden horses around the pen. These two year olds have never been shown before, and trainers and horses alike needed a minute to acclimate themselves.


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Congrats Nancy Sue!

Ten gorgeous (and some HUGE “babies”!) horses trotted into the pen, with a ten minute warm up time for these youngsters. It was quite the class, full of bays and chestnuts and one lone grey. All were vying for the big check


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natural mead featured

Congratulations to Brenda Looney, showing Natural Mead! The gorgeous mare is by These Irons Are Hot, and Brenda said “she did everything I asked. Great class, especially for the last one of the Congress!” shared Brenda.


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Jay featured

It was another unanimous win for VS Flatline at the 2013 Congress! Jay Starnes rode the gorgeous roan stallion to Congress Champion in the Three Year old Open Western Pleasure Futurity finals.


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snap krackle pop featured

A major congratulations goes to Katie Green riding Snap Krackle Pop in the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity tonight! It was quite the class, with a very competitive finals round.


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versatility featured

It is truly amazing to watch the incredible versatility the Quarter Horse displays throughout all of Congress. What better class to showcase that than the Amateur Versatility? The class is broken down into four parts: Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure and Pole Bending.


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christa featured

Have you ever wondered what some of the Congress Judges are like, or how they got their start? We were able to catch up with Congress Judge Christa Baldwin, of Stanton, MI before Congress to talk to her about how she got started judging, and about Congress


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trail stakes featured

Wednesday morning began with the Three and Four Year Old Open Trail Stakes class, sponsored by Equine Sports Medicine. . Congratulations to Joni K Nelson riding Too Hot To Frisk for Juliana Carlisle! Snow didn’t slow down the 25 trail entrants, as they carefully picked their way around the colorful course. The


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coughlin featured

It was a tough class in the Celeste Wednesday night, as the Coughlin Two Year Old Western Pleasure Open Division Futurity Championship finals entered the pen. A major PleasureHorse.com congratulations to Ashley Lakins, riding her horse So Good To B Me!


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shesa hotroddin gal

World Champion and multiple World Champion sire; Hes A Cool Hotrod (AQHA/APHA) congratulates “Shesa Hotrodin Gal” – Top 10 at the All-American QH Congress in the 2yo Open WP with Shane Pope!


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fashion show featured

The new Congress Queen has been crowned (Congrats Meghan!), but PleasureHorse.com would like to share what the Queen Candidates get up to beyond their competition. Every year, the Queen candidates put on a special fashion show organized by Nellie’s Catwalk For Kids, an organization whose efforts go to benefit pediatric cancer.
Nellie


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candi and hillary

WhatsCookinGoodLookin does it again! Congratulations to Hillary Roberts on winning the Youth 15-18 Western Pleasure class at the 2013 Quarter Horse Congress! “Candi” now has two Congress Championship rosettes to hang on her stall, having won the Junior Western Pleasure with Rusty Green last night. Hillary and Candi won under three out


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