During the 2012 Old Fort Days Futurity and Derby in Fort Smith, Arkansas, nearly $400,000 was paid out over the three days of competition. Topping the 300-plus entry Futurity was Jolene Montgomery and KN Fabs Mist Of Fame, owned by Robin Weaver, with a time of 16.763 – a full quarter-second faster than the Reserve Champions!
The 15TH Annual Cowgirl Tuff Co. Rocky Mountain Super Race returned to Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 5-7, bringing good times and fast runs as many of the region’s best took aim at the $16,995 payout as well as custom trophy buckles by Tres Rios Silver and a bevy of awards, including Classic Equine gear bags and hay bags, Formula 707 gift certificates and more.
Christina Richman swooped in and captured the average by one tenth of a second over Benette Little with a time of 34.50 seconds on two runs at Redding Rodeo, held May 17-19. The 63rd annual event is a part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association Wrangler Million Dollar Silver Tour, where the top cowgirls entered were able to compete for $10,000 added money.
SafariGirlDesigns.com debuted the Runnin’ on the Wild Side barrel race at C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana, on April 27-29. Just shy of 1,000 entries competed for a share of the more than $35,000 in prize money, Bob Berg buckles, a Target Time saddle, Impact Get pads, Corral boots, Gypsy Tails, Bex sunglasses, and dozens of other prizes.
This year’s 6th Annual Triple Turn Classic, held in Bowman, North Dakota, held a few exciting new scenarios for contestants than in previous years. The weather was warm, dry and sunny, the entries numbers were higher than ever before, and one Canadian made a mad dash for the 1D Average Title.
The 2012 rodeo season has been nothing short of outstanding for past WPRA World Champion Brittany Pozzi. The Victoria, Texas cowgirl added yet another win to her impressive list of achievements when she captured the Red Bluff Round Up barrel racing title aboard Yeah Hes Firen (“Duke”). Part of the 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, the Silver Tour in Red Bluff, Calif. took place April 20-22 and paid out $201,636 across six events.
Breaking arena records is Fallon Taylor’s new gig. Taylor and her mount, “BabyFlo,” not only set the new arena record at Red Bluff, Calif., but again set the stakes high in Lakeside, Calif., where their blistering 16.94 set a new arena record and netted $1,993 in Lakeside rodeo earnings. The former NFR qualifier of Whitesboro, Texas, is charging her way toward the top 15, currently ranking 22nd with $14,728.
There were no limits for multiple Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Lisa Lockhart in the city of Austin, Texas on March 24 when she bested the field of 10 finalists en route to securing the prestigious and lucrative Rodeo Austin barrel racing championship.
Traditionally held during the month of February since its inception in 1996, the Jurassic Classic changed its 2012 dates to the last weekend in January when the beautiful Somervell County Expo Center in Glen Rose, Texas, hosted the long-standing event. With great weather and the solid reputation of putting on a quality barrel race, the Jurassic Classic, held Jan. 26-29, welcomed nearly 1,600 entries running at a payout of $52,653. Times were consistently fast with great ground during this event at the Expo Center thanks to the hard work of the Jurassic Classic tractor driving crew of Todd Jerrett, Colton Dugan, Tanner Jerrett and Robert Horne.