John Ressler didn’t always have dreams to be a professional horse trainer. Now, he’s a winning futurity trainer who recently bagged $72,000 in Ardmore.
Working for a barrel horse trainer is an invaluable learning experience, especially if you want to pursue training as a profession. A few barrel futurity trainers and former interns share tips on how to get a job with a barrel horse trainer and nail the position, get the most out of your time there and be the best help you can be.
Haley Wolfe’s trust in her training program paid off in Nampa, Idaho, where she won the 2023 Idaho Barrel Futurity and over $9,000 in between four horses.
Take a look at EquiStat’s highest-earning riders, horses and sires of the Old Fort Days Futurity and Super Derby.
Kelsie Miller of Dry Mountain Ranch rode 5-year-old home-bred and -trained futurity horse DMR Famous PG to the Southwest Washington Futurity championship.
Four-time WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer Sherry Cervi utilizes futurities to help prepare horses in her program to move into rodeo careers.
Up your training game with these 6 quick futurity horse tips from several successful barrel futurity trainers.
Kassie Mowry explains her program for a colt’s first year on the barrels, from starting the pattern to prepping for the juvenile futurities.
Learn how some of the top barrel futurity trainers jumped into futurity competition and what words of wisdom they have for aspiring competitors.