January American Quarter Horse Journal

This issue features 2014 AQHA World Championship Show coverage, plus articles spanning horse training, health, business and equestrian fitness.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Twisters Enola Rey, the 2014 Farnam AQHA Superhorse, is featured on the cover of the January 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal. Owned, shown and bred by AQHA Professional Horseman C.R. Bradley, Twisters Enola Rey's story starts on Page 114.

Every November, the best of the best roll into Oklahoma City for the AQHA World Championship Show to vie for a purse of more than $2.5 million, coveted titles and the chance to have their name go down in infamy. 

Of the 3,612 entries at the 2014 AQHA World Show, only 100 were crowned world champion. We lined up the world champions, plus some of the headline-breaking stories in 44 pages of AQHA World Show coverage featured in the January 2015 issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal

  • “Owner-Breeder-Exhibitor” shines the spotlight on Twisters Enola Rey, the 2014 Farnam AQHA Superhorse owned, shown and bred by AQHA Professional Horseman C.R. Bradley. In our digital edition, watch our exclusive interview with C.R.
  • “Every ‘Minit’ Counts” takes a look at the partnership between Morgan Parisek and Better Buy The Minit, the 2014 Farnam AQHA All-Around Amateurs. In our digital edition, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Morgan.
  • “The Place to be Seen” rounds up the headline-breaking stories from the AQHA World Show. 

Check out our digital editions for smartphones, tablets and computers to watch videos featuring the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, AQHA World Championship Show Sale, para-reining demonstration, Huntfield Derby, World Conformation Horse Association classes, Level 1 western pleasure and hunter under saddle stakes and highlights from the amateur and open weeks. Also tune in for advice for showing horsemanship, showmanship, hunt seat equitation and ranch horse pleasure, brought to you by the AQHA Professional Horsemen who taught the Ride the Pattern clinics.  

From horse training to health, breeding to business, plus equestrian fitness and human interest, this issue also includes these features:

  • “The Legacy” spotlights six AQHA members who are celebrating 50 consecutive years of breeding American Quarter Horses.
  • “Borrow a Trainer” features horse training advice from AQHA Professional Horseman Mozaun McKibben on the subject of teaching a horse to move away from leg pressure.
  • “Crunching the Numbers” takes a look at tax-deductible horse expenses and tips you’ll want to read before you file your taxes this year.
  • “Q-Fit” is the first part of a series featuring equestrian personal trainer Emily Harrington’s fitness routines to stretch, strengthen and tone your riding muscles.
  • “The Wolf in Your Foal Crop” highlights the signs of gastrointestinal clostridium disease, which is generally a deadly diagnosis for foals.
  • “Making Cow Horses” gives you an inside look at Matt Koch’s winter training program as he prepares his 4-year-olds for the 2015 Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges. 
  • “Journal Family: Kristy Goodall introduces you to an eight-grade math teacher who shines in the AQHA show pen.

The American Quarter Horse Journal is as versatile as the breed. A subscription to the Journal includes both print and digital, and the digital edition of the Journal features bonus content, such as video and slide shows. 

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