Category Archives: Western

Congratulations Rick Gervasio!

Renowned Western trainer and horseman Rick Gervasio has been honored by the USEF with the 2013 Barbara Worth Oakford Trophy. This award is presented every year to an equestrian showing in a non-reining Western discipline and makes Rick eligible for the 2013 USEF Equestrian of the year. He is not the first Morgan trainer to earn…

Looking for a western saddle

I’m trying to find a western saddle that will fit my mare.  Would like to try one from Sackett Ridge but they don’t have any demos.  I can’t buy a saddle having no idea if it fits.  Does anyone in the Ohio area or the east side of IN. have one I could fit on…

Western Show Clothing

A few folks have posted recently asking about western show clothing. I was researching state equine associations this morning and on the Missouri QH Association site they had a link for used show clothing. There weren’t any items listed, but it’s not uncommon for Morgan WP attire to be described as “a few years behind…

Need help with western pleasure clothing

Where can I find the trends on the western pleasure show clothing? Going from hunt seat to western and need help! some of the questions I have: should chaps have fringe or no fringe? When to wear tunic top versus blouse? Differences between paint/quarter horse versus morgan world clothing-wise? Any info would be appreciated!

Dale Chavez Saddle for Sale

We have a beautiful used Dale Chavez saddle in excellent condition selling for 2,500.  The saddle is a 15 1/2 inch. For more information and pictures please contact Melissa at

Super sweet, well bred Palomino weanling colt for sale ~ $5,000 OBO

We have a Palomino colt for sale.    We are asking $5,000 OBO.  Great show horse breeding on the dam’s side.  Here is his YouTube video: .  For pictures and more info, check out his ad: .  He has the sweetest disposition.  We own both his dam and maternal granddam and they also have wonderful…

Dale Chavez Show Saddle Monte Carlo Edition

Barely used Dale Chavez Show saddle with headstall, breast collar and saddle bag.  Shown in 4 times. WON every time. Not in the show circuit any long and hate seeing it just sit…it needs to help you bring home those ribbons! Paid $6500 for the set.  Will Sacrifice for $4500.

Lots of show clothes for sale!

-Ariat dress boots, size 10, medium height, wide calf good used condition $100.00 obo -Reed Hill saddle suit. Teal coat is marked 18. Jods are navy and marked 16/32 waist. In good used condition $50.00 obo -Tailored Sportsman breeches. Size 30, green beige, gorgeous breeches. They have NO stretch however, so if you usually wear…

squeaky saddle

I have a new western show saddle and it’s very squeaky.  What is the best way to get is ‘broken in’.  Should I oil it or use it more or both?

In-Hand Divisions

In posting the new results for Red River Classic I noticed they have separate classes for in-hand based on division. So they have a Western in-hand class, Hunter in-hand and English/Classic/Park in-hand. Is this new? I’ve seen “suitability” classes before, is this basically the same thing? I’ve never seen an in-hand class explicitly defined as…