Congress 2013 Show News
Judy, Jordan and Madison

Are your kids bored while you are at Quarter Horse Congress? Or maybe they just like to color? Robin DeGraff and Judy Pryor have a solution! Judy’s stallion PR Tells A Tale is standing at DeGraff Stables, and is helping to spread the word about good morals, healthy habits, and great life lessons for kids and adults alike, “telling tales” for kids to learn.


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Congratulations Clark!

University of Findlay (Ohio) Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) western team coach Clark Bradley has been just one of a strong IHSA contingent at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio in October who demonstrated that intercollegiate talent gives “no quarter” in competition.


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Congratulations to Rusty Green, riding WhatsCookinGoodLookin to the Congress Championship in Junior Western Pleasure! It was quite the class for these young horses! “Candi” and Rusty took first place under two judges


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“The 2013 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, proved to be strong and consistent in today’s horse market” according to Mike Jennings. Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Round Hill, VA, own Professional Horse Services, LLC and managed the auction for the Ohio Quarter Horses Association.


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As we open on the final week of Quarter Horse Congress, the weekend closed with a bang! New Congress Queen crowning, NYATT award ceremony, and a mounted shooting demonstration wowed spectators. The Super Sale carried on late into the evening, and had a great turnout of spectators.


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2 yo non pro

The Two Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Limited finals were also held on Sunday, and congrats to winner RR Only Young Once ridden by Becky Galyean! “Just wonderful,” she shared. “It was a really responsive ride.”


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Mac featured

PleasureHorse.com would like to congratulate Steven Schultz of Horace, ND on purchasing Macs Good N Plenty during the 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale.


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PleasureHorse’s own Gabe Sasse caught up with Lynn Palm of Palm Partnership Training at the 2013 All American Quarter Horse Congress.  Lynn has a booth in Congress Hall this year, and tells Gabe all about her new Alliance Saddles…


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Tomorrow is the much anticipated Congress Super Sale, a horse sale featuring quality yearlings, show horses, broodmares, and breeding stallions. Run by Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC, the sale features the great bloodlines that are gracing the pleasure world today, such as RL Best Of Sudden, Invitation Only, Zippos Mr Good Bar…


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Robin DeGraff is pleased to share stories of success from DeGraff Stables! HBF Iron Man and Indian Artifacts offspring have been having a great Quarter Horse Congress this year. Here are just a few, with more to come!


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If you think jumping is hard enough, try doing it without being able to judge distances between fences! Katelyn Schultz, a 13 year old from West Bend, Wisconsin, won’t let a little thing like not having any depth perception keep her away from her love of horseback riding.


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Dr. Ron Kantner is a bit of a self-proclaimed anomaly- he got into horses all on his own, and not as a youth kid either. “My brother bought me a month of riding lessons with [reining trainer] Mike Flarida for Christmas,” he explained. “I knew nothing, I just knew that I loved horses.”


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Sunday at the Quarter Horse Congress began with the same sunny skies that had graced the rest of the weekend, but a grey blanket covered the sky by afternoon. The threatening rain never fell, and the sunshine came out once again in early evening, much to the happiness of all exhibitors!


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Saturday brought crowds and excitement to the Ohio Expo Center, both in the show pens and on the midway and trade show! The fence classes began bright and early this morning, with the warm ups for working hunter starting at 6:00 am!


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It is rare to find a horse person that doesn’t want to collect more “horse stuff”, be it bits, bridles, boots, hats, medications, grooming supplies, saddle pads in a rainbow of colors, socks, shirts, tack cleaners… because you never know when you may need it! And there is plenty of that, and much more, to find at the Quarter Horse Congress.


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