By Tara MatslerThe American Quarter Horse JournalDecember 30, 2013
SF Check Me Out is the very first amateur ranch horse please world champion. (Journal photo) Scroll down for photos that depict the 10 most inspiring moments of the year.
To sum up 2013 for the American Quarter Horse show industry, “upward and onward” would do just fine.
From wildfires, floods, tornadoes and a historic blizzard, horsemen across the United States were reminded this year to count their blessings before they lay their heads down at night. But despite all the loss and heartache, those impacted by the worst in 2013 did not suffer alone. Truly, horse people can always be counted on to band together when horses and horsemen are in need.
Consider it another mark on the horse’s scoreboard, but this year, American Quarter Horses proved again and again why they are the world’s most popular and most versatile breed.
These are 10 of the most inspiring moments from the 2013 American Quarter Horse show industry.
There you have it, the 10 most inspiring moments from the American Quarter Horse show industry in 2013.
What should make horse-show enthusiasts all the more enthused is the prospect of what’s on the horizon for 2014. Between the rule changes that go into effect January 1, the AQHA leveling program going full steam ahead, plus the inaugural Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship Show in April, 2014 is already looking like a good one. But what else can you expect? We are, after all, kicking off the Chinese Year of the Horse.
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