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January in Review - see our picks of the month!

January Newsletter

- USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West
- Sapphire Riding Academy
- Mason Phelps
- Social Media Client of the Month

- Professional of the Month

Social Media Client of the Month:
Hunter Holloway Stables

Hunter Holloway Stables of Wellington, FL and Topeka, KS is our social media client of the month. By posting parts of their everyday life and accomplishments in the show ring, they managed to get 495 new facebook page visits and 82 new page likes. Their Instagram has 1,091 followers and Holloway's personal Instagram has 19,300 followers!  Great job!  Check out their pages!


USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West

The USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West wrapped up an educational week with presentations by experts in the sport of Show Jumping, combined with riding sessions taught by distinguished Olympian Katie Prudent. Riders qualified for the Gold Star Clinic - West through the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program and the Zone Jumper Team Championships. AON HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, hosted the event, January 17-20, 2019.

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Doug Boyd Heats Up the Competition

Doug Boyd of Sapphire Riding Academy is taking 2019 by storm after securing major wins in both the hunter and jumper rings this past weekend at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Wilmington, Ohio. Despite freezing temperatures, Boyd kicked off the week with a win in the $5,000 Welcome Stake on Berkley III on Thursday, then won the $2,400 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Calido’s Son on Friday and topped off the week with a second place victory in the $25,000 WEC Grand Prix aboard Berkley III.  
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Mason Phelps

Feature Article
We had the pleasure of representing Mason Phelps, founder and president of Phelps Media Group International, for a cover story that appeared in the January issue of The Plaid Horse. The article, entitled "Mason Phelps, Jr. Returns to the Helm of Phelps Media Group - Full Speed Ahead," gives background on the talented equestrian, his passion for the National Horse Show and his rise to the top of equestrian media. The full article can be viewed b clicking the link below. 
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Professional of the Month:
Bill Liggett - Farrier

Bill Liggett of McHenry, IL, has been married to his wife, Jackie, for 45 years with 3 grown boys, the youngest, Tim, follows in his father’s footsteps shoeing horses. Liggett first learned the trade at age 15. He used to “be the toolbox” for his father who was a farrier, handing him the tools while he worked. They started in Springfield, Illinois, shoeing range horses that came in to get re-sold. Many of the horses back in those days didn’t have shoes in the winter except for hackney ponies and saddlebreds, which Liggett hand forged the shoes for. Liggett then moved to hunter jumpers since they kept their shoes all year long, and after years in the trade, has become one of the top farriers in the country. 
He is currently a presenter for the USHJA Gold Star clinics and has also presented at the Gladstone Chicago clinic, sharing his years of knowledge with the future participants of the sport. Thank you Bill Liggett for your contribution to the sport and your invaluable knowledge as a horseman.

In the Know - Equine Marketing 101

How to get the most from your marketing - Know the who, what, where, why & how!

The communication world today is very different from the world most media buyers grew up in.  The electronic age has made it possible to hear who won the grand prix before the horse even gets out of the ring and to see the photo or live feed of the awards and sponsors. The days of print for news are gone since it's old news by the time it gets to your door.  With all the various forms of media today, how do you get the most out of your marketing?   READ MORE
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