A Very Special Win: Franziska Götz is the Int. DQHA Champion Amateur Showmanship

Winning the first title at a big show sure is something special – and Franziska Götz’s win in the Amateur Showmanship at the Q22 with her mare Kings Finest Joy was no exception. What makes this win even more special is the fact that a few weeks prior to the show it wasn’t even clear whether Franziska could ride or show at all.

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What is it Like to Work in the States?

Many people dream of visiting the Congress or World Show at some point, some consider doing so while working for one of the high-class training barns that go to these shows. For Anna Lejvell from Sweden that dream has come true: She has been working in the States for a while now and was at the AQHA World Show when we sent over some questions.

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A Dream Come True: Avril Wilson Wins the Amateur Horsemanship at the Q22

A two-day trip, lots of paperwork and a totally unknown venue – Avril Wilson and Georgina Allsopp risked a lot when they planned their trip to Q22 for Avril to show her gelding Zips Last Encore. In the end, however, it was the kind of stuff that good stories are made of: All the hard work and effort paid off and Avril was the last one standing in the line-up of the Amateur Western Horsemanship finals. We asked the newly-crowned Int. DQHA Champion about her exciting journey.

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Amateur Portrait: Daniela Haberlandt

Since so many people like our Amateur portraits on the podcast so much, we’d figured: Why not start a series of articles as well? Our first interview partner is Daniela Haberlandt who has not only been a part of this industry for a long time, but is also an eager DIY Amateur. She told us about the most irresponsible decision of her life and why TSL was a crucial factor in finding a new four-legged friend.

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Fun Classes, an NSBA Show and a Great Community: The European Championship of Appaloosa

Bareback Horsemanship or Hunter in Hand – never heard of that? Well, now you might get a chance to try out these new classes: They are offered at the European Championship of Appaloosa – and not only as ApHC classes but NSBA classes as well. Furthermore, the show offers all the „traditional classes“, a great facility and amazing prizes. We talked to Marie Bentley of the European Appaloosa Foundation to find out more about this show that’s not only interesting for ApHC riders. Make sure to also check out the statements of longtime ApHC exhibitors on why they look forward to this show each year.

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Knowledge is Success

To ride means to feel. A lot of aspects in this sport are connected with moving, using your body to give cues, building up strength and the right timing. However, there is a theoretical approach to riding and showing horses that is often neglected.

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Shine in the Show Pen: Clothing Trends for 22/23

Trends come and go – and that is especially true for the Western horse show industry, way more than for most other areas of riding. We took the time to figure out what current and upcoming trends are and asked three experts: Darilyn Turnbull Prevedel of Piccola Rosa, Mel Loebel of Ekedie Showclothing and Freja Olsen of AK Showclothing.

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