Several winners from 2019’s marquis end-of-season futurities—the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships and Better Barrel Races OKC Futurity—shared their tips for preparing colts to run competitively and keeping them happy at their first big shows.
Photos by Kenneth Springer December 11, 2019 — Las Vegas — Hailey Kinsel Lockwood and DM Sissy Hayday had their moment in the winner’s circle during Round Seven…
A hit barrel in Round Four only gave Dona Kay Rule and High Valor the focus and grit they needed to enter Round Five and throw down the fastest time so far of the barrel racing at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a 13.56 for their second round-win of the Finals.
No stranger to winning inside the Thomas and Mack Center arena, Amberleigh Moore and CP Dark Moon notched their eighth career Wrangler National Finals Rodeo go-round win with a 13.62 in Round Three, ironically the same time the dynamic duo clocked in their first career go-round win in 2016.
National Finals Rodeo qualifier and champion futurity trainer Jordon Briggs uses a short-shank lifter bit with a square mullen mouthpiece to balance out overly bendy horses.
First-time NFR qualifier Emily Miller wins Round One of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo aboard Namgis D 33.
Experience all Guthrie, Oklahoma, has to offer during your stay for the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships in its inaugural year at the Lazy E Arena.