Interviews

5 Questions with Jake Telford

Which career would NRCHA trainer, million dollar rider, and now NRCHA futurity winner Jake Telford choose outside of horses? Find out this and more in '5 Questions with Jake Telford.' Read More


Win-A-Day with Brad Barkemeyer

We caught up with trainer Brad Barkemeyer to find out what he enjoys most about working with amateurs, what he focuses on in his program, and his most-shared piece of riding advice. Learn more about Brad, and then sign up for a chance for you and nine of your friends to win a day with him at your place! Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Terry Swanson, Again

Roper Terry Swanson explains how the roping event is scored. Hint: It's not about speed. He also explains how he approaches each new season with a "be-better-than-last-year" attitude. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Alison Brantley

Cutting, boxing, and reining competitor Alison Brantley struggled to bond with her horse at first. This year she found herself in the finals in two of her three events at the AQHA Select World Show. Learn how she finally connected with her horse and how it paid dividends in the show pen. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Shelley Diede

by Alexis Bennett Shelley Diede of Mead, Colorado, shares how she's stayed focused during her second trip to the AQHA Select World Show, and how she got "hooked" on the ranch riding event. Read More


Pioneering the Select World Show: The First Brazilian Competes

by Alexis Bennett Ricardo Pulzatto has been riding and roping for years, but this year will be his first year to compete in the United States. He hopes that his participation will encourage more riders to make it to future world shows. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with JD Yates

by Alexis Bennett Roping trainer and competitor JD Yates of Pueblo, Colorado, explains that everyone has their own method to get focused for an event as fast-paced as roping. #WalkInOurBoots in this interview as he shares how he helps his riders ensure that they're prepared for success at every show. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Kelly McDowall

by Alexis Bennett Trainer Kelly McDowall of Franktown, Colorado, shares how he would advise a rider to prepare to compete at the world show level. Hint: It starts with planning. #WalkInOurBoots in this behind-the-scenes interview. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Ruth Rowe

by Alexis Bennett Trail competitor Ruth Rowe of Elizabeth, Colorado, says that horse showing is supposed to be fun! Learn how she keeps the fun in the game with her 'Clown' of a horse and her horse-show friend-family in this behind-the-scenes interview. Read More


#WalkInOurBoots with Gayle Scharf

by Alexis Bennett Scharf is a trail competitor, owner of Formula 707 horse products, and a mother of four. Find out how she keeps her horses sound, prepares for shows, and the benefits she sees in having a horse-show family in this interview. Read More


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