Before “Sister” was a $1 million earner, Hailey Kinsel had her fair share of frustrations training the mare. We talked with Hailey about how she pushed through the trying times and brought to light Sister’s unrivaled talent. Interview by Blanche Schaefer. Originally published in the October 2018 issue of Barrel Horse News Did you think Sister was going to be this special when you got her as a 2-year-old? “She was always going to be special to us. We didn’t know if that was as a 1D, 2D, 4D barrel horse, a heel horse or ranch horse. She had a good personality, a kind eye and meant a lot to us. She did honestly have a superstar feel, but you never know until you start running. She is lazy as all get out. She didn’t act like she wanted to run, which is polar opposite of what she is in a run, but on the day-to-day she is still lazy.…
The American Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge takes over Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, from March 8-11, 2023, and we’ve got all the barrel racing results, updates and stories from the richest single-day event in western sports.
Marked by similar running styles and shared blood, resemblances of the late Yeah Hes Firen are apparent in young rodeo standout HR Fameskissandtell.
Article courtesy WPRA with modification from Barrel Horse News Success in the sport of barrel racing or breakaway roping doesn’t just fall on the human athlete but also the equine athlete. While the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and American Quarter Horse Association have annually honored the top equine partners that carry WPRA barrel racers to the winner’s circle dating back to 1989, this year marks the first year breakaway roping horses are also being recognized. The Nutrena Horse of the Year presented by AQHA were unveiled October 14 following the conclusion of voting by the top 25 in each respective event. Taking top honors in the barrel racing is Famous Lil Jet, ridden by Jordon Briggs and owned by Jordon and her husband, Justin. The 2014 gelding was bred by Busby Quarter Horses and is by all-time leading barrel racing sire Dash Ta Fame and out of Blazin Black Beauty by…
Lisa Lockhart and Rosas Cantina CC sweep Round Three of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field.
Hailey Kinsel describes how she adjusted DM Sissy Hayday’s fitness program to prepare for 10 runs on a standard pattern at the 2020 NFR.
Meet the breeders and study the pedigrees of the 2020 Wrangler NFR barrel racing horses.
Leslie Kinsel’s ceaseless quest for knowledge and striving for excellence in all facets of life have made an impact far greater than just gold buckles.
Hailey Kinsel and DM Sissy Hayday set a new standard pattern record for WPRA professional rodeo.
Jill Wilson and Lean Mean Blue Dean win Bracket Four, while Carly Taylor and Diva Deniro tie for the win in two consecutive rounds at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo.