November American Quarter Horse Journal

This issue features coverage of the 2014 Adequan Select World Championship Show, plus articles to improve horse training and health.

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Select amateur Karen Miller Bruce of Lewisville, North Carolina, and her home-bred gelding, Out Of Vogue, are featured on the cover. The bay gelding is a third-generation product of Karen’s breeding program.

Every year, coverage of the Adequan Select World Championship Show is featured in the November issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal. And this year, Select amateur Karen Miller Bruce of Lewisville, North Carolina, and her home-bred gelding, Out Of Vogue, are featured on the cover. The bay gelding is a third-generation product of Karen’s breeding program, and at the 2014 Adequan Select World, the pair scored the hunter hack and equitation over fences world championships, plus reserves in working hunter and the Farnam All-Around Select Amateur race. Flip to Page 147, and you’ll find that Karen is just one of many owner-breeder-exhibitors who hit gold at the Adequan Select World.  

As part of our Adequan Select World coverage, we look at the show “by the numbers” before we get in touch with our softer sides via a herd of heart-warming stories. There, you can take a gander at pictures upon pictures from one of the Adequan Select World’s most talked-about features: the parties. Keep reading and you’ll find a presentation of all of the world champions, accompanied by lists of top-10 finishers. 

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Also featured in the November Journal: 

  • “AQHA Proud in Alaska” introduces you to Ralph Seekins of Fairbanks, Alaska, the newest member of the AQHA Executive Committee.
  • “Hitch Up” shows you the parts of a pleasure-driving rig. Watch our video in the Journal digital edition for some tips from AQHA Professional Horseman Kevin Dukes for harnessing your horse safely.
  • “Bad Boys” provides you with expert tips to manage stallion-like behavior in geldings.
  • “Legends: Physical Ed” takes a look back at a gelding who communicated strength, athleticism and style. Those traits took him to AQHA world championships in pleasure driving and western pleasure.
  • “Borrow a Trainer” gets you warmed up for horsemanship with exercises from the University of Kentucky equestrian team and AQHA Professional Horseman Bennie Sargent.
  • “Turning the Wheel” takes you to the Wagon Wheel Ranch, where American Quarter Horse foundation bloodlines are preserved and put to the test day in and day out.
  •  “Amateur Spotlight: Lisa Murray” highlights an amateur trail competitor who shares her story of overcoming trauma stemming from a horseback riding accident and how she has also found success in the show pen.  
  • “Ride These Patterns” gives you showmanship, trail and horsemanship patterns to try at home, plus 40 secrets from the pros for how to rock those patterns.
  • “Making Cow Horses” explains why ranch horse pleasure has come to play an integral role in the training program of AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse world champion Chance O’Neal. 
  • “Conversation With a 6-Year-Old” features Journal Editor-in-Chief Becky Newell’s chat with 6-year-old Lindsey Thomas (and her dad) at the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Two Championship. Be sure to read Becky’s coverage from the Rapid City, South Dakota, event.
  • Journal Family: International Youth Directors” spotlights youth directors Jim Stors of Luxembourg and Kaelan Marshall of Australia.
  • “History 101” gives you the lowdown on historical racing and how will it affect the American Quarter Horse racing industry.

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