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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

Stress and Our Health

By Anna Mitchell

The average age of equine sport participants is generally higher than other sports that require more extensive physical exertion and athleticism. When combined with the notion that many of these competitors are also involved in a demanding and competitive work environment, then health issues become a very real concern.

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Adan Banuelos Scores Big At Tunica

ABanAdan BanuelosThe Tunica Futurity, held Jan. 27-Feb. 3, is enjoying a new venue this year. The show that began in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Tunica, Miss., in 2005, now calls West Monroe, La., home. To break in the new location in style, Adan Banuelos swept the Open.

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Reiners Mourn Liz Haverty’s Death

LHavWhodiniLiz Haverty & Whodini • Photo by FletchThe reining community is mourning the loss of horsewoman Elizabeth "Liz" Haverty, 62, who lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Jan. 26. Her influence in the industry will truly be missed.

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CD Kual Gun & Austin Shepard Finish Big at the Augusta Futurity

CDKualGun AShepardCD Kual Gun & Austin ShepardA 4-year-old gelding with $5,233 in prior earnings picked up $31,824 while winning the Futurity Open finals and placing second in the Futurity Non-Pro finals, and horses ridden by his trainer Austin Shepard placed 1-2-3 during Saturday’s Open finals to earn a combined $49,364 as the 35th annual Augusta Futurity ended with a bang.
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Joey Varnadore & Halos Rey Win Big At The Augusta Futurity

HalosRey JVarnadoreHalos Rey & Joey Varnadore • Hart PhotosHe’s two weeks from his 15th birthday, but Joey Varnadore had plenty to celebrate Monday, Jan. 20. The Appling, Ga., cutter made up for last year in a big way. Varnadore and Halos Rey marked a 222 to win the Augusta Futurity $50,000 Amateur Any Age finals by four points at James Brown Arena.

Motivation

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.

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Getting to Know Yourself

annamitchellBy 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?

Go Back Before You Go Forward

By Anna Mitchell

What better time to take a step back and regain control of your life than right now? We are moving into the start of a new year. This is a great time to put last year's regrets and disappointments behind you and grab the New Year by the horns. But wait ... Before you dive off into a brand-new year, you need to take a moment to review last year. We need to go back before we go forward to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.