The National Barrel Horse Association proudly produced the 2022 Fort Worth Super Showcase barrel race May 15 at Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
High temperatures didn’t slow down the action, with more than 300 competitors running for their share of the $5,000 added money as well as prizes from Circle Y Saddles, Ariat, and 3S Custom Equine Saddle Pads. Ariat Fast Time Awards went to Open 1D winner Jana Guthrie, Senior 1D winner Dee Dee Jordan and Youth 1D winner Lucas Sad. The winner of each division in the Open took home a Circle Y Saddle.
Jana Guthrie took top honors with a 13.812 on board Waylon James, who is owned by her friend and trainer Carlos Renato. The gelding is by Clayton, a clone of Charmayne James’ great Gills Bay Boy (“Scamper”), and out of Shiney Black Dasher by Black Dash. Guthrie recently started riding Waylon James about three months ago.
“Thank you to Carlos for putting so much time and hard work into training this horse to get to this level,” Guthrie said. “Thank you to Dr. Josh Harvey, DVM, and the team at Outlaw Equine for keeping Waylon James feeling his best every run.”
Fort Worth Super Showcase Divisional Champions
1D: Jana Guthrie, 13.812, $1,095, Waylon James (Clayton (clone of Scamper) x Shiney Black Dasher x Black Dash)
2D: Lorie Diodosio, 14.347, $968, VF Call Me Freddie (VF Famous Freddie x Miss Call Speck x Sticks An Stones)
3D: Megan Wright, 14.816, $842, Sanjos Vodka Twist (Triple Vodka x Sanjos Rose x San Jo Lena)
4D: Jenna Graf, 15.353, $716, Trafficrunawaytrain (Traffic Guy x Dashing Performance x Royal Quick Dash)
5D: Stephanie Vondra, 15.836, $589, Skippy (grade)
“It’s so special to be able to produce an event in such a historic facility,” NBHA director Bailey Nahrgang said. “The NBHA team is based in Fort Worth, so being able to host an event for the barrel racers in our own area was awesome. We’re grateful for the support of our sponsors and barrel racers who made this event possible.”
The event ran in conjunction with an array of free spectator events that accompany the Professional Bull Riders World Finals currently underway at the nearby Dickies Arena. The race allowed competitors to enter a variety of side-pots which included Helmet, Youth, Prime and Senior side-pots. The American Paint Horse Association offered a PBRIP Paint incentive side-pot, where Kimberly Teague riding Best Ta Fame took the 1D with a 14.248.
Complete race results are available on Saddlebook here.
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About the National Barrel Horse Association
The National Barrel Horse Association has recently relocated its headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas. The NBHA is the recognized leader of Barrel Racing globally and is known to be professional and innovative while staying true to western heritage and lifestyle. In 1992, the NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which has allowed riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competitions. NBHA official events have paid out $13 million to date with more than $2.5 million in added prize money. NBHA has numerous members of all ages across the United States and affiliates on five continents. Learn more about the NBHA at www.NBHA.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.