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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

A Morgan at the Saddlebred World's Championships: Dawson Archibald Rides to the Win

Photo by Julia Shelburne-HittiWhat does an equitation rider do after making history winning the Saddlebred Equitation Triple Crown? If you’re Dawson Archibald, the answer is to make history again ­– this time by riding a Morgan horse to an equitation win at the World’s Championship Horse Show.

Dawson began her riding career under the direction of Cheryl Manahan in Derby, Kansas, and actually rode Morgan horses before she rode Saddlebreds. While she’s enjoyed success with multiple Saddlebred partners in performance this season, when it comes to equitation she’s been returning to her roots, teaming with her new Morgan partner, the talented gelding BRMF Lailani’s Fireball GCH, or “Boo.”

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Epoque Kiss NKF

Photo by Julia Shelburne-HittiSince his first show ring appearance at this year's Asheville Saddlebred Classic, the show horse world has been abuzz about Epoque Kiss NKF, and that buzz only got louder after he won the Five-Gaited Stallion Stake at the World's Championship Horse Show on Monday night.

With trainer and owner Burt Honaker aboard, the 5-year-old stallion by Callaway's Northern Kiss and out of VHF Belle Epoque won in a class stacked with talent, including two other horses by Northern Kiss: Honorable Kiss and Noble Braveheart, who took second and third respectively. 

But while spectators can see his epic talent, there is a lot more to the stallion known as "Henry" than his show ring performances would indicate. Here are nine things you probably didn't know about him. 

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

Chris Brannan Is "Blown Away": His First Louisville Win and a Homebred Horse

Sunday night at the World's Championship Horse Show saw an extra special win for Chris Brannan aboard the stunning Wingswept Blown Away in the ASHBA Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Five-Gaited class.

Wingswept Blown Away, known as "Gus" around the barn, is by by Samur and out of Walterway's Blue Me Away. He is owned by Richard and Dianne Gilbert, but he was bred by Chris and his wife Stephanie at their Wingswept Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

All American Cup: New look, old roots

Photo by Caitlin Design LLCDespite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s All American Cup Stallion Showcase & Auction was one of the most successful in recent years, raising a total of $160,000 – $50,000 more than last year, and the event’s highest total since 2016.

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