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.

November 22, 2020 | Showing , Shows
The Pleasure Versatility Challenge and the Western Pleasure Challenge created widespread interest at the 2020 Farnam AQHA and Adequan Select World Championship Shows.
August 10, 2020 | News and Publications , Training
A judge shares tips for how to get started in western pleasure and how to feel like a pro in the show pen.
July 13, 2020 | 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.
May 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Fairbars had intelligence, beauty, speed and athleticism that carried him to earning the the most challenging of AQHA titles.
April 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Breeding
This blog reveals the top 5 western pleasure sires of 2019. Find out what bloodlines are highly sought after.