Stars & Stripes and Big A: July 7

Trail and hunter competition dominate during the Georgia Quarter Horse Association's Stars & Stripes and Big A circuit.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

The Georgia Quarter Horse Association's Stars & Stripes show concludes as the Big A begins in Conyers, Georgia. (Larri Jo Starkey photo) For more photos from the circuit, scroll to the slideshow below.

Horses and exhibitors have filled the Georgia International Horse Park for the Stars & Stripes and Big A shows in Conyers, Georgia.

With only five empty stalls, the show can be considered a sellout.

As many as four show rings are running at the same time, and on July 7, riders were earning trail points from three judges in a divided arena while elsewhere on the grounds, English riders were picking up jumping and working hunter points.

The circuit began July 3 and continues through July 12.

Journal Coverage of the Stars & Stripes and Big A Circuit

  • Huntfield Derby – Hunters compete in the Grand Prix Arena of the Georgia International Horse Park.
  • June 8 – Longtime horse show mom Marsha Stigge finds a way to keep on going to horse shows; plus view more photos from the show.
  • July 7 – Hunters and trail dominate the day.