By Anna Mitchell
Motivation is the drive that gets us where we want to go. It helps push us through the rough patches when we would rather give up on our quest to achieve our goals, but it can be rather elusive and may escape us when we need it most.
Get the QHN Flash eNewsletter
Get the very best of Quarter Horse News sent directly to your email inbox a couple of times a month.
As the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) continues its appeal of an August Texas district court ruling requiring it to start registering clones and their offspring, a coalition of organizations including the American Kennel Club, The Jockey Club and the Cat Fanciers Association has voiced their support, filing an amici curiae brief.
Each entity involved in the motion provides breed registry services for animals and serves as an information clearinghouse for owners and persons interested in these animals. New Orleans attorneys Phillip Wittman and Lesli Harris filed the legal document on the new coalition’s behalf.
Fort Worth, TX - Nov. 21-Dec. 14, 2013
1,813 Entries - $1,425,000 Added - $4,033,653 Total Purse
In the past three weeks, more than $6 million has been given out in the reining and cutting horse industries at two major events – the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. When you add in the nearly $1 million that the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) gave away at its Snaffle Bit Futurity, you wind up with three shows paying out nearly $7 million. That’s a lot of money!
Buttermilk and I have been going to some “weekend” shows. It has been like high school homecoming – a comfortable thing, seeing old friends and making new ones. There are two and one-half minutes in the herd, but 24 hours in a day. It is all about the two and a half, but it would be not near as much fun without all the rest – loading before daylight, watching the sun come up, Allsup’s coffee, saddling, hanging chaps, bridles and war bag on your horse. Once your feet are on show dirt, all is right with the world.
National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) member and Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher suffered a skiing accident Sunday, Dec. 29, in the French Alps and remains in critical condition. Schumacher and his wife, Corinna, are heavy supporters of the NRHA European Futurity and reining in Europe, and Michael was recently part of the RHSF Slide to Remember held at the 2013 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show.
By Anna Mitchell
This week it's all about you. We are wrapping up another year and on the downhill run to 2014. What changes do you want to make next year? What frustrated you about your performance this year? What mistakes did you make? Did you make them more than once? What did you do well? Did you do it again? What could you have done differently to get a better outcome?