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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Klein aber fein: Die Schweizer Westernreitszene

And the winner is… from Switzerland! Diesen Satz hört man auf großen Turnieren in allen Verbänden immer wieder – denn die Schweizer Westernreitszene ist im Vergleich zum deutschen Sport klein, aber voll von talentierten Reiterinnen und Reitern. Wir haben mit vier davon gesprochen und gefragt, was sie an ihrer Szene schätzen, was ihnen im Sport wichtig ist und welche Ziele sie noch haben – vor allem mit Blick auf die anstehenden Schweizer Meisterschaften.

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New Podcast Episode feat. Laura Pfeifer

AQHA and AQHA, their similarities and differences — those are the topics of our latest podcast episode. Former APHA exhibitor and #1 in the world ranking SPB Youth Laura Pfeifer shared her insights from transferring from the APHA to the AQHA circuit. But other than that, this episode contains a lot of nostalgia, fun stories and memories as well as the answer to the question: What would you tell your teenage self?

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Showing a Young Horse: Which Program to Choose?

Starting a youngster, introducing a young horse to the show circuit, that is an exciting process – one that comes with many decisions. Owner and trainer have to decide which association and which futurity program they want to show the horse in. We have talked to Linda Leckebuch-Stark and Carolin Lenz about that decision and looked at two of the largest programs in Europe.

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Ask The Judge!

You are new to the show industry and totally confused by everything that’s going on? You have been showing for a while but still don’t get the new scoring system? You are a DIY-rider without a trainer to ask some questions? We are here to help! Together with five DQHA Professional Horsewomen who are also judges, we have created this unique opportunity for you: Ask the judge!

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How to… Prepare for Hunter Hack

In this part of our series, “How to…”, are covering a fun class that is not nearly as popular in Europe as it should be: Hunter Hack. We have talked to two individuals that have loved this class for a long time: professional horsewoman and multiple AQHA World Champion Lainie DeBoer and multiple Int. DQHA Champion Christina Münster. They shared their observations and advice from an American and European point of view.

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