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Unproven Pair Rise to Occasion in Super Stakes Gelding Open Finals

mitchells-tudorsSmooth Mitch's connections: co-owners Jo Ann and Tom Tudor, and trainer John Mitchell with wife, Hope, and children Jade and Jack.Two horses with limited prior records, Smooth Mitch and Playin Fancy Lights, tied as Co-Champions during Tuesday’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Gelding Open finals with 218 runs to earn identical $11,375 checks.

NRHA European Futurity Information From Germany

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Futurity, the largest NRHA show outside of North America, continues through Saturday, April 20.  For complete show information, including a live video stream, visit the website.
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NRHA Hall of Famer Bob Anthony Is On the Mend

BobAnthonyBob Anthony; Photo by Pat FeuersteinOn Friday evening, April 12,Bob Anthony, 79, Tallahassee, Fla., experienced chest pains; however, he chose not to go to the hospital. By Saturday morning, when the pains had not lessened, Anthony agreed to go to be hospitalized. It was determined that he had indeed suffered a heart attack.

A stent was placed in the blocked artery, which immediately eased the pain and got the blood flowing. Anthony had quadruple bypass surgery in 1998.

NRBC Draws, Results & FREE Webcast

The National Reining Breeders Classic runs from April 15-21 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Check out their website for the latest draws and current results, National Reining Breeders Classic. Waltenberry, Inc. is also providing a FREE webcast of the event! Click here to watch the show!

Finding Common Ground

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 AQHA Convention in Houston, Texas. This isn’t the first year I’ve been to the convention, but it is the first year I was able to stay for its entirety – from the opening comments to the closing remarks, and everything in between.

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Broodmare Tops Marketplace At Ardmore Sale

BoonlightsMeradaBoonlights Merada was the second-highest seller. Photo by Midge AmesThe Marketplace at Ardmore, a consignment auction for performance horses, held its spring sale on March 30, at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla.

It’s The Horse

I’ve owned horses for the better part of 30 years and more than once I’ve had to answer the question, “Why? Why do you own horses?” Many people mistakenly think it’s fame, money, power or prestige that prompts us to become horse owners. For me, the answer was far easier. It’s about the horse. I love the horse.

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Creating a Motivational Climate

One theory in sport psychology suggests that athletes may differ in their predisposed goal orientation. Essentially, the aim of setting goals is to achieve “something,” but how do we define achievement? Whether we succeed or fail depends on our perception of whether we have reached our personal goals or not. This being the case, what I consider to be a success may be a total failure to you, depending on how we each define success and failure.