Western Pleasure

One of the most popular AQHA show events is western pleasure. Contestants compete simultaneously, traveling the perimeter of the arena, and at the discretion of the judge, are asked to walk, jog, lope and reverse the direction of the horse. Horses are evaluated on quality of movement while staying quiet and calm, traveling on a loose rein.

May 24, 2022 | Showing , English
Use this horse-showing strategy to smoothly get around the horse in front of you.
May 11, 2022 | Showing , Hunter Under Saddle
These are last year's leading hunter under saddle stallions.
May 11, 2022 | Showing , Breeding and foal care
Learn more about the top western pleasure bloodlines of 2021.
June 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Working hunter under saddle
The leading American Quarter Horse money earners, sires, dams, maternal grandsires and paternal grandsires in 2020 in western pleasure and hunter under saddle, presented by QData.
May 23, 2021 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
A study found the most common cause of discomfort in horses competing in rail, pattern and reining events. Here are the results.