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Goals & The Peter Principle

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800 Hydrive-Cat-2012-Freshman-Sire-of-the-YearShane and Jane Plummer accept Hydrive Cat's 2012 AQHA NCHA Freshman Sire of the Year award from Frank Merrill

I have been fortunate in my life to have many great teachers. For the most part, I have been a student of observation. I really can’t think of any principles or concepts learned from someone teaching me directly, but I give credit to many people that I have learned from. Chief among that group are my parents. Being raised by entrepreneurs, I have learned a great deal with respect to risk, sacrifice, reward, hard work, ingenuity, character and defeat. I have heard my father say countless times, “People will always rise to the level of their own incompetence.”

In the Blood: Reyzurbetsonthiscat

IntheBlood01 Reyzurbetsonthiscat pedigreeReyzurbetsonthiscat locked down his second Open win in January when he won the Ike Derby on Jan. 31. He scored a 223 with Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Craig Thompson in the saddle. The first win came when Thompson and Reyzurbetsonthiscat won the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Open 10 days earlier.

In the Funnies: Stink Eye

IntheFunnies KO200512---Stink-Eye

Let Kulie tickle your funny bone!

In the Past: Coach Extraordinaire Don Murphy

InthePast DonMurphy TravelingTrinket 1982

National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame inductee Don Murphy’s Equi-Stat record of $179,257 includes 20 years of reining and reined cow horse paychecks (1989-2009). However, he began collecting checks and awards long before that. Murphy is pictured at an Idaho show in 1982, accepting a trophy buckle for winning the Hackamore Championship on Traveling Trinket.

In the Stats: The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic

IntheStats 01 HeBeaCat TRice 13MirusHe Bea Cat (High Brow Cat x Mae Bea Marie x Freckles Playboy), bred and owned by Jim Crawford, of Lexington, Nebraska, is The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic’s leading open horse with $27,795 banked at the show. The 2009 gelding, who has $349,295 in lifetime earnings, is pictured with Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Tarin Rice winning the 4-Year-Old Open in 2013. • Photo by Mirus Studio

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