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  1. #1
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    May. 8, 2004

    Default Anybody Competing an older QH or Paint?

    I am writing an article about Paints and QuarterHorses that have gone on from successful careers in national QH and Paint competition to new jobs as older, more seasoned horses.

    Anyone willing to share their story? Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 16, 2005


    What do you mean by older horse? A 19-year-old horse just won the senior trail competition at the AQHA World Show.
    Last edited by LJStarkey; Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM. Reason: added info

  3. #3
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    Oct. 8, 2004
    Working a Showmanship pattern somewhere in the great Northeast...


    The mare I've been showing in Novice and Amateur classes will be 16 next year...but she has never really changed jobs other than starting out doing the lunge line and 2 year old classes with a pro and now being an ammy horse.
    The best little horse show series around!

  4. #4
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    Oct. 1, 2005
    Sandy, Utah


    I have never shown all that much, but did show a couple of quarter horses into their early 20s successfully, including one at the Washington International Horse Show foxhunter's night back in the late 80s. The other- won year end championships/reserve in the state all breed show assn in both English and western disciplines in the same year on a then- 16 yo qh.

    In both cases, they'd had successful full time show careers in their youth and then spent years at what became their 'main' job, foxhunting, with occasional showing throughout their lives.

  5. #5
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    Sep. 28, 2005


    You should contact Becki Schwab in WI. Her two youth horses are now in their late 20's and showing successfully at AQHA shows with novice youth riders (and she is their trainer).

  6. #6
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    Jul. 15, 2012
    Murfreesboro TN


    I'm pretty sure a 24 year old gelding showed in the Jumping at the AQHA world show a few years ago... That's successful--if you ask me.

  7. #7
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    May. 1, 2011
    the Windy City


    Quote Originally Posted by chenry89 View Post
    I'm pretty sure a 24 year old gelding showed in the Jumping at the AQHA world show a few years ago... That's successful--if you ask me.
    Argh, but did you see it? Poor thing was there last year - needs a good brushing and a more than a few bags of feed. I wanted to bring him home and stuff him full of carrots, then rub him with a fluffy sheepskin mitt while whispering "no more OKC for you..."

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