Mentally Tough

What does it mean to be mentally tough? We hear this term a lot in sport psychology, but unless we truly understand what that means, we don't know what we are aiming for. Specifically, what is it that makes one athlete tougher than another?
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Jury Deliberating Cloning Case

veneklasen abrahamDr. Gregg Veneklasen and Jason AbrahamAn Amarillo federal court jury will resume deliberations Monday in an antitrust trial pitting horse cloning proponents against the American Quarter Horse Association.

Jurors deliberated two hours Friday before deciding to return to deliberations Monday.


Memorial Set Monday for NCHA Hall Of Famer John Carter

JohnCarterPaintMT-webJohn Carter riding Paint at the 50th Anniversary NCHA Futurity in 2011John Carter, 87, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall Of Fame member and the father of two NCHA Hall Of Fame member trainers, died Wednesday, July 24 following lingering complications from an injury early this year. A memorial service will take place Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas, at Will Rogers Coliseum.

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Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys Claim NCHA Senior Youth Scholarship Championship

Trea RiceTrea RiceFort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum was buzzing with excitement during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Youth Scholarship finals on July 25. The Junior and Senior divisions saw a total 53 entries, and the young riders from all over competed for championship honors. In the Senior Youth Scholarship finals, it was Trea Rice and CR Sun Reys who bested the field to take home the victory title.
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Shannon McCoy Named NCHA Senior Youth World Champion

Pepcorn SMcCoy 13AHShannon McCoy and PepcornThe youth competitors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) gave it all they had during the Youth World Finals, held in conjunction with the Summer Spectacular, Wednesday, July 24 in Fort Worth, Texas. The top 15 youth cutters from the junior and senior divisions rode in three go-rounds, trying for the coveted world title. Shannon McCoy and Aubrey Pigg were within one point of each other, but in the end it was McCoy who took the National Youth Cutting Horse Association World Championship.

Robert Tieperman & Matthew Dedden Share Derby Amateur Win

RobertTiepermanRobert Tieperman & Sugar FatzThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Amateur finals were all squeezed into a single day of cutting in Will Rogers Coliseum. The morning of July 24 in Fort Worth kicked off with the Derby Amateur, where Robert Tieperman and Matthew Dedden tied for the Championship.

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Shining Spark is NRHA’s Newest Four Million Dollar Sire

Carol Shiner 05 0316 webCarol Rose and Shining Spark • photo by Cappy JacksonThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce that 2011 NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee Shining Spark has become the sixth Four Million Dollar Sire. This historic milestone puts him among others such as Hollywood Dun It, Topsail Whiz, Smart Chic Olena, Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner), and Wimpys Little Step. His offspring have won a total of $4,041,790 to date.

NCHA Summer Spectacular Show Information

The Great American Insurance National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Cutting Spectacular runs July 13 – Aug. 3 in Fort Worth, Texas. Featured events include the National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA) Convention, the Summer Scholarship Cutting and the NCHA-Grace Ranch Youth World Finals. In addition, approximately $2.5 million in purse money will be up […]

Darling 888 Ranch Futurity and Derby Show Information

The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining, sponsored by Darling 888 Ranch, will be held in Lexington, Ky., July 24-28, and will feature the Darling 888 Ranch Futurity and Derby. For more information, visit the Central Kentucky Reining Horse Association website.