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The American Quarter Horse Journal

Get a taste of the American Quarter Horse’s remarkable versatility in the August American Quarter Horse Journal.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
August 2, 2013

August 2013 American Quarter Horse Journal

Featured on the cover of the August Journal is A Cash Vantage, the first horse to earn AQHA dressage points at the Federation Equestre International level.

Among the many traits the American Quarter Horse is admired and respected for, versatility ranks at the top of the list for many horsemen.

While every issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal showcases just how diverse the breed is, the latest edition of the Journal is an especially great testament to the American Quarter Horse’s ability in any arena.

Featured on the cover of the August Journal is A Cash Vantage, the first horse to earn AQHA dressage points at the Federation Equestre International level – no small feat. A Cash Vantage isn’t the only Quarter Horse earning accolades in the dressage ring; be sure to read “Dancing Stars” to meet the herd of equine athletes making their breed proud.

Flipping through this month’s magazine, you’ll find a feature on one of the most recognizable horses in the history of show jumping: the American Quarter Horse known as Nautical. If western competition is a little more to your taste, be sure to sit down with this issue’s “Great Rides,” which chronicles Sweet And Innocent’s rollercoaster ride to the 1982 AQHA Superhorse title, including her legendary performances in reining, working cow horse, western riding, tie-down roping and heeling.

Journal subscribers have access to the digital edition of the magazine, which can be accessed from a computer or tablet device, such as an iPad or Kindle Fire.

The August Journal is also chock full of training and news articles, too. See what else lies in store for you in this month’s issue:

  • A Youthful Perspective – For AQHA President Johne Dobbs, showing and raising American Quarter Horses is all in the family.
  • Plus This! The Basics – In Part 2 of a six-part series, AQHA Professional Horseman Dick Pieper shows you how to get your colt started right. The skills Dick teach you in this series are easily applied to reined cow horse, reining, stock horse and Versatility Ranch Horse competition, plus much more. 
  • Structure in Detail – Our conformation experts look at the withers, back and loin in the final part of this conformation series.
  • Borrow a Trainer – AQHA Professional Horseman Lynn Palm explains the finer points to hand galloping, which will be a required gait in hunter under saddle finals at all 2014 AQHA world championship shows. 
  • Welcome, Novices – The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges are adding new classes for 2014, including a Novice level and ranch pleasure.
  • Don Your Cape! – Youth members learned what it takes to be a real-life superhero at the fun and education Bank of American Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo.
  • Fun! – That’s the name of the AQHA Region Eight Championship game. Don’t miss our Journal coverage from the Wichita, Kansas, event.
  • 2013 Foundation Scholarships – The American Quarter Horse Foundation provided financial assistance to 49 AQHA and AQHYA members through general, racing, career-path and state or regional scholarships – be sure to meet this year’s recipients.
  • Barn Babies – What showed up in your barn this spring? Well, our Journal readers shared photos of their pride-and-joys in our final installment of 2013 foal pics.

Did you know The American Quarter Horse Journal is an official publication of the American  Quarter Horse Association that promotes breeding, raising and training American Quarter Horses for racing, show, performance and ranching activities? If you're not a current Journal subscriber, visit www.aqha.com/journal to subscribe today and receive access to the digital edition of the August Journal. 

Current subscribers, log in at www.aqha.com/journal to read the latest edition of the Journal.