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Jordon Briggs (center) took home the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo gold medal and $25,000. Stevi Hillman (left) earned Silver with a 17.220 for $12,500, and Wenda Johnson (right) finished Bronze with a 17.266 for $6,000. Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo photo by Ric Andersen

Follow along for 2022 Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo barrel racing updates as riders compete for Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals.

“There’s probably some good pictures of me, because I think I smiled the whole way home,” said Jordon Briggs of her 10th clean run on Famous Lil Jet at the 2021 Wrangler NFR, knowing she’d clinched the average title and her first WPRA World Championship. Photo by Kenneth Springer

Take a look at newly crowned Women’s Professional Rodeo Association
World Champion Barrel Racer Jordon Briggs’ career through the years.

“There’s probably some good pictures of me, because I think I smiled the whole way home,” said Jordon Briggs of her 10th clean run on Famous Lil Jet at the 2021 Wrangler NFR, knowing she’d clinched the average title and her first WPRA World Championship. Photo by Kenneth Springer

Jordon Briggs wins her first WPRA World Championship and sets NFR barrel racing average record thanks to 10 clean runs on the outstanding AQHA/WPRA Barrel Horse of the Year Famous Lil Jet.

Futurity trainer and 2009 NFR qualifier Jordon Briggs enters this year’s NFR ranked No. 2 in the world, thanks almost solely to the efforts of super gelding Famous Lil Jet, who was recently crowned 2021 AQHA/WPRA Nutrena Barrel Horse of the Year. They’re pictured winning the Ellensburg Rodeo in Washington over Labor Day Weekend. Photo by Kent Soule

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…