In This Issue of Barrel Horse News Magazine


Dropping Pounds
Equine nutritionist Katie Young shares how to help your horse safely lose weight. By Abigail Boatwright, Page 26

California’s Classy Cowgirl
Charlene Jespersen, who passed away July 10 at the age of 86, was a West Coast barrel racing icon. By Tanya Randall, Page 30

Top 10: BFA EquiStat All-Time Leaders
Take a look at EquiStat’s highest-earning horses, riders, owners, breeders, sires and dams of the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships. By Blanche Schaefer, Page 32

Christmas Gift Guide
‘Tis the season to get gift-giving on your mind. Barrel Horse News select advertisers have the guide to get you started. Compiled by Blanche Schaefer, Page 48

On the Front Cover: Hayle Gibson and RDC Dancingtothelead top WCBRA Finals. Photo by Deb Mann On the Foldout Cover: Kassie Mowry and KL Touch Of Heaven win Open and Futurity at Breeders Challenge Finale. Photo by Carolyn Simancik

Special Equine Professionals Section

New Kids on the NW Block
Incentives have transformed the barrel industry, and three new programs are making the Northwest their home. By Lillian Kent, Page 38

Staying the Course
When Lana Dacar took the reins of the 5-State Breeders Futurity, her goal was to continue offering a high-quality event in the north country. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 44

Champions’ Corner

Charmayne James’ Tips, Page 20
World Champion Reflections, Page 22

In Every Issue

Arena Record, Page 4
Arena Dirt, Page 9
Drill of the Month, Page 104
Barrel Racing Across the U.S., Page 108

Event Spotlights

Breeders Challenge Finale, Page 56
West Coast Barrel Racing Association Finals, Page 64
The Mega, Page 72
Ruby Buckle Guthrie, Page 78
The Blitz, Page 82
OKC Shootout, Page 86
Expanded Futurity Roundup, Page 92


Directory, Page 112

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