Eighty-six barrel racers from 17 states arrived this year for training— youngest of whom was 8, with an average age between 12-20. Many students in their 50s, 60s and 70s were also present.
The first school at the Josey Ranch started in 1967 and had 33 students in attendance. The cost then was $100, and the clinic lasted two weeks. Meals, stalls and horse feed were all included in the tuition. The influx of energetic, excited folks have had a big impact on the small town Marshall for the past 43 years, and it is a time each year that everyone in Marshall enjoys.
Josey Ranch is the place to learn everything there is about barrel racing and/or roping and how to care for your horse. Riders come knowing that Martha and R.E. Josey have one goal in their minds and in the minds of their outstanding staff—to teach and inspire them all to do best what they love to do.
The Joseys have unrivaled expertise in their abilities and enjoy passing those skills and knowledge on to others through their clinics and schools. They love to win, and they know all the ins and outs of teaching others to do the same.
And the Josey’s won’t be stopping any time soon. Martha has been selected as the WBRC Youth Team Captain in the North American Barrel Racing Challenge. Team Josey Instructors—consisting of Ty Mitchell, Gary Arthur and Chris Martin—will also journey to Minnesota, Utah, Missouri, California, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Kentucky to give barrel racing clinics during the remainder of the year.
And in case you weren’t able to attend the 2010 Josey Jr. World, the event will be broadcast on RFD TV at the following times:
July 28 Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
July 29 Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 1 Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 4 Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 5 Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 8 Sunday 8:30 a.m.
For more information on future Josey Clinics and events at the Josey Ranch in Marshall, Texas, or in your area, visit barrelracers.com or call (903) 935-5358.