At just 17 years old, Rainey Skelton is already following in her dad Rich Skelton’s footsteps. The daughter of eight-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Heeler rose to the challenge among tough competition at the Women’s Rodeo World Championships in Las Vegas from October 26–29, riding her 7-year-old mare Fame And Jewels (Dash Ta Fame x Tattletail Lilly x The Informant) to a fast 15.229 for a grand total of $60,000.

“That mare is just amazing. We raised her, I had her mom and her grandma, so it’s amazing,” Rainey said through tears in her post-run interview on TV. “It’s just a competition; these ladies, I look up to every single one of them. It’s a blessing and an honor to be able to compete with them.”

Fame And Jewels, owned by Rainey Skelton, bred by Mary Donna Smothers
Stephanie Fryar turning a barrel
Stephanie Fryar rode Some Streakin French to a second-place finish for $20,000 at the 2021 WRWC. Photo courtesy WRWC

Coming in a close second with a 15.265, Stephanie Fryar earned $20,000 for her efforts on Some Streakin French (Frenchmans Fabulous x Some Streakin Chick x Some Dasher).

In the breakaway roping, Madison Outhier and her legendary horse Allo Gallo Colonel (Gallo Del Cielo x Colonel C Hermosa x Colonel Clout) stopped the clock in 1.91 seconds to win a $60,000 paycheck and her second WRWC title.

Team roping champions Lari Dee Guy and Jimmi Jo Montera won $60,000 each for a 5.95-second run.

For full results from progressive rounds and all events, visit WRWC here.

2021 WRWC Barrel Racing Results

  1. Rainey Skelton, Fame And Jewels, 15.229, $60,000
  2. Stephanie Fryar, Some Streakin French, 15.265, $20,000
  3. Michelle Darling, Morning Traffic, 15.346, $12,500
  4. Sharin Hall, Hello Stella, 15.36, $10,000
  5. Cassidy Deen, Outta Clear Blue, 15.516, $7,500
  6. Lorie Diodosio, VF Call Me Freddie, 15.796, $5,000
  7. Tyra Kane, Hanks Slick Design, 20.947, $4,000
  8. Hallie Hanssen, Tres Movidas, 25.461, $3,000

Blanche Schaefer is an avid barrel racer and managing editor of Barrel Horse News. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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