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With or without your horse, you'll have a great time at QuarterFest!
QuarterFest is the place for you to be the first weekend in May. Everyone who's "horse crazy" will have a ball at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse May 1-3 on the grounds of the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.You don't need to bring a horse! Just come for the fun, and bring the family.Your general-admission ticket gives you access to all this:-The Kids Corral where kids of all ages can test-drive an Am ... Read the full article

Get Festive with Us!
Gather your friends and load up your horses for the first-ever QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse. This one-of-a-kind event, May 1-3 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will be a chance to cure your cabin fever and revel in the arrival of spring with your horse. QuarterFest is a tribute to everyone’s favorite animal – the American Quarter Horse. This year, our membership turns 68. While that may not sound like a landmark, you might ... Read the full article

Celebrate the American Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse party, QuarterFest, is a celebration of the American Quarter Horse breed and membership of the association. This year, the popular event will be held April 30 – May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. QuarterFest provides the opportunity to connect with other horse owners and enjoy exciting entertainment, including a Kentucky Derby party and a concer ... Read the full article

Learn Backcountry Camping at Quarterfest
America’s Horse, March 25, 2009 – Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 1-3. Winslow will provide information and advice for horsemen preparing for a backcountry camping trip. Below are some of the topics he will be discussing: -Preparing for the trip: covering the rul ... Read the full article

Attend a clinic with world-renowned trainer Stacy Westfall during QuarterFest
As the first woman to compete in and win Road to the Horse, Stacy Westfall is no stranger to the competition arena. Her love and passion for horses started at a very early age and has allowed her to enjoy much success in her career as a professional horsewoman. Just to name a few of her accomplishments, she was the National Reining Horse Association’s freestyle champion in 2003, when she competed with no bridle. She went undefeated for two ... Read the full article

Right Brain, Left Brain: Knowing how horses operate can help your training efforts
By AQHA Professional Horsewoman and Certified Horsemanship Association International Spokeswoman Julie GoodnightHorses are very one-sided because they have a very underdeveloped corups callosum, which is the connective tissue between the two hemispheres of the brain that allows messages to go from one side of the brain to the other.Humans have a very highly developed corpus callosum, meaning we think with both sides of the brain at one time.In ho ... Read the full article

Put Quarterfest on this Weekend's To-Do List
America’s Horse, April 28, 2009 – Hannah Montana’s horse, “Blue Jeans”; the two-hour smoke, lights, music and horses Extravaganza; mounted shooting with Outlaw Annie Bianco; horsemanship clinics; a trail ride through the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon State Park; and horsey activities for the kids are sure to be the highlights of the first-ever QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse, this weekend – May 1-3 – in Murfreesboro, Tennes ... Read the full article

Troxel Signs Renowned Clinician Julie Goodnight
San Diego, CA – April 14, 2009 – Troxel LLC, the worldwide leader in ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmets, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of internationally esteemed trainer and clinician, Julie Goodnight.Best known as "The Horse Master" on RFD-TV’s award-winning television show, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, Goodnight has shown a life-long commitment to safety and education. Goodnight teaches horse owners around the world how to ... Read the full article

Circle Y Saddles Partners with Julie Goodnight
(April 25, 2008) Yoakum, TX…Circle Y Saddles, Inc, America’s Leading Saddle Brand, welcomes internationally renowned clinician and trainer Julie Goodnight to its Team Of Champions. The Julie Goodnight and Circle Y partnership brings horse owners quality products and superior knowledge in saddles and their use. The original Flex2® saddles by Circle Y provide Goodnight, and her many fans, better fit and comfort for both horse and rider. “I’m thrill ... Read the full article

Out of the Kick Zone
Here's a quick tip for staying safe while doing groundwork with any horse and especially when working around young or green horses. Always keep in mind that a horse can reach to the side as well as behind to kick. To stay safely out of his kick zone, use a flag and stick or another form of extension of your arm so you never have to step too close to your horse. You can use the flag and stick to shoo your horse away or as a barrier to keep a pushy ... Read the full article

Check out these smart tips from the 2009 QuarterFest, and rev up for the 2010 event
From Julie Goodnight, AQHA Professional Horsewoman and Certified Horsemanship Association spokeswoman: * To keep your horse focused on you, issue frequent directives: stop, walk, change direction, stop, back up. Performing small figure 8s and flexing your horse’s head from side to side are other good ways of getting his attention back on you. * On upper body alignment: Make sure your neck is touching the back of your collar and your nose ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month: A Bit of Comfort
"When connecting reins to the bit, I prefer to use a leather to leather connection for softness and a better feel. While having metal snaps in the ends of your reins is convenient for changing reins and repositioning your reins, the constant clinking of metal on metal can be irritating to your horse and makes it difficult to have a soft and steady feel on the reins. Some leather reins have a quick connect feature made of leather, which may not be ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Announces Clinics for 2007
PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. December 15, 2006—Internationally known horse and horsemanship trainer Julie Goodnight travels from California to Massachusetts during her 2007 teaching tour and horse expo season. Whether riding or auditing a multi-discipline clinic or attending Goodnight’s lectures and demonstrations, you’ll learn her kind and clear horsemanship techniques and have the tools to work with your horse at home."I love the opportunity to work ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month!
PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. April 27, 2009— Have you ever had an ad drop out at the last moment—or a space that didn’t sell before printing deadline? Or has someone turned in a story that’s just a little too short? It’s Julie Goodnight and www.juliegoodnight.com to the rescue. Check out the newest addition to Goodnight’s online “Training Library” here and read more about training online (found with a quick link at the top of www.juliegoodnight.com). G ... Read the full article

Horse Master Air Schedule for April-June 2011
March 30, 2011: Watch Horse Master with Julie Goodnight each Monday night on RFD-TV—and beginning April 25, watch all new episodes taped in Queen Creek, Arizona. Watch Mondays at 12:30 and 10:30 p.m. EST, Fridays at 6:30 a.m. EST and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. PST. The horse riding help and makeover show on RFD-TV includes help from veteran trainer Goodnight and covers the topics you want to see to help you with your horse life. Goodnight work ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Releases Three New DVDs in Principles of Riding Series
Poncha Springs, Colorado, October 24, 2006: Horse trainer and clinician Julie Goodnight (of Poncha Springs, Colorado) releases three new DVD installments in her Goodnight’s Principles of Riding series: Volume 3—Perfect Practice: Exercises to Improve Your Riding at the Walk, Trot, Canter (peach cover); Volume 4: Canter with Confidence (red cover); and Volume 5: Refinement and Collection (orange cover).Filmed at her Colorado ranch, Goodnight’s DVDs ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight's Tips of the Month for November and December!
PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. November/December 2010— Have you ever had an ad drop out at the last moment—or a space that didn’t sell before printing deadline? Julie Goodnight—known for her “classic skills for a natural ride” clinics, her clear communication in print, and her RFD-TV show, Horse Master with Julie Goodnight—provides a tip each month for use when you need just a little more content. Tips may be edit ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Announces 2008 Filming and Appearance Dates
Poncha Springs, CO, December 3, 2007: Julie Goodnight announces her 2008 clinic and horse expo appearance dates—and reveals her first-ever Horse Master with Julie Goodnight television show filming locations. Goodnight travels to eight states during her expo-season tour: Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington. “I’m excited to teach at the expos and to see many of the horses and horse owners I’ve h ... Read the full article

Circle Y Team of Champions Member Julie Goodnight to Present at World Equestrian Games and International Equestrian Festival
YOAKUM, Texas (September 24, 2010): Internationally acclaimed natural horsemanship trainer, host of Horse Master on RFD-TV, and Circle Y Team of Champions' member Julie Goodnight will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to teach horsemanship skills and provide hands-on shopping with her exclusive PEAK Performance™ saddle line from Circle Y. Goodnight’s schedule begins September 25, 2010 at the World Equestrian Games and continues daily Sep ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Finishes Filming on First Horse Master TV Show Episodes
Respected trainer Julie Goodnight just finished filming the first five episodes in her new makeover-style TV series, Horse Master. Goodnight—known for her easy to understand teaching style and her appearances at horse expos everywhere—works with a new equestrian and equine in each episode. You’ll get to know each rider and all she hopes to achieve with her horse. Next you’ll meet the horse—and see the problems that keep the rider’s goal from beco ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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