Arbuckle Mountain Futurity

  The Arbuckle Mountain Futurity, held in Ardmore, Okla., started Wednesday, Feb. 20, with the 5/6-Year-Old Open first go-round. It will wrap up Monday, Feb. 25, with the Non-Pro finals. Quarter Horse News updates can be found on the website and on Facebook.   You can check the draw, results and live webcast online.
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The Art of Motivating Others

Pursuing performance goals can be a grueling challenge for even the most dedicated and ambitious of us. It can be even more difficult to motivate others to stay focused and committed on the path of progress, but that's just what coaches and trainers have to do. As the team leader, it is your job to promote a cohesive team that meets the needs of not only the team but of the individual members themselves.

Florida Reining Classic

Draws are up for the Florida Reining Classic, set for Feb. 19-24 in Tampa, Fla. You can find the LIVE webcast and more details online as well.
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McDavids Hire Clint Allen

mcdavids allen clarkClint Allen, Stacie and David McDavid, and Jason ClarkClint Allen, cutting’s top Open rider in 2011 and an earner of about $3.5 million the past 11 years, has teamed up with David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Texas, Equi-Stat’s fifth-ranked cutting owners during the 2012 season.

Rita Crundwell Sentenced

  Former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced to 19 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $54 million from the community.     The Chicago Tribune has the full story.    

Bonanza Cutting

For complete draws and results of the Bonanza Cutting, held Feb. 8-16, visit their website.     For stories about the winners, visit quarterhorsenews.com and pick up the April 1 issue of Quarter Horse News.  
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Stylish Rey Dies

smartlittlelenaheadshot2Stylish ReyStylish Rey, an National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Futurity finalist and young sire, died Jan. 28 at age 12. Stylish Rey has excelled as a stallion, with foals earning a combined $274,312 as cutters and working cow horses through early 2013, according to Equi-Stat records.

Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is critical for peak performance. We have to learn how to regulate the way we feel to control the impact on our actions, and ultimately our performance. Elite athletes learn how to identify and control various emotions to stay on target with their performance goals. What type of emotions can affect the way we perform? How do they impact our performance? What can we do to minimize this impact?