Handling unforeseen elements is integral to finding success in the ever-challenging world of rodeo.
The road to the world championship isn’t an easy venture, but reigning WPRA World Champion Callie duPerier says at the end of the journey, the struggles are well worth the effort.
By Callie duPerier
These three rodeo competitors shared advice for getting into the rodeo arena in the July 2016 issue of Barrel Horse News. Here’s some keys to success that are important to them.
Why are WPRA rodeos and barrel races timed differently? The difference exists in the challenges of the venue.
Sometimes, the right words can trigger a fresh perspective, a positive mindset and a little motivation.
When a shot at a one-day rodeo paying out $2 million knocks, Talmadge Green, Sandy Hook, Miss., answers. For Green, a $2 million earner in barrel racing and a 42-year veteran of the sport, winning The American barrel racing qualifier held in Jackson, Miss., at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on Nov. 23 put him one step closer to achieving a dream during a year wrought with personal tragedy. Green lost his best friend and fiancé on Sept. 16, with the untimely passing of Megan Stockstill following the birth of their son Sterling.
Ten cowgirls advance to the semifinals in Barrel Racing and one Bull Rider advances directly to THE AMERICAN
Despite the fact that she is a California native, barrel horse trainer Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, had never earned a check at a California Circuit WPRA/PRCA Rodeo. That all changed when she bested the field at the Ramona Rodeo, held May 17-19 in Ramona, Calif. aboard Charlie Cole and Jason Martin’s Mossmemoe.