Women’s Professional Rodeo Association 2017 Rookie of the Year and 2018 RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo champion Taci Bettis explains why “Smash” is her once-in-a-lifetime horse.
Taci Bettis, WPRA Rookie of The Year and now 2018 RFD-TV’s The American Champion, is proof that modest means can be overcome with hard work, determination and dedication.
John Spencer was lucky enough to enjoy 17 years of barrel racing with his once-in-a-lifetime horse Honor Last Chance, and as fate would have it, the pair’s final run together clinched their second NBHA Senior 2D World Championship.
Kristie Moore balances her hectic schedule as a 9-1-1 dispatcher with riding three barrel horses by sticking to a routine, creating habits and leaning on family and friends.
Kathleen Rittenour is proof that if there’s a will, there’s a way, after recovering from a major car accident and learning to walk again only months before the 2017 NBHA World Championship Show.
The 2016 futurity champion is now stamping his name in the rodeo books with Kelly Tovar, and “Bakken’s” personality never fails to entertain.
Get to know the 2018 Texas Extreme and Ultimate Texas Futurity champion, Janet Staton, in this “Fast Five” Q&A with Barrel Horse News.
Champion barrel racer, leading horse breeder, veterinarian and devoted wife and mother Ruth (Smith) Haislip of Acampo, California, did her part keeping her horses in the limelight. Now, it’s assured her breeding program will not be forgotten. Royal Star Commander, who now belongs to the Murray family of Fort Worth, Texas, qualified Deb Guelly to the 2015 National Finals Rodeo and has helped lead Tillar Murray to her first NFR qualification in 2017 and an NFR go-round win December 13, 2017.