Learn how some of the top barrel futurity trainers jumped into futurity competition and what words of wisdom they have for aspiring competitors.
These young barrel horse trainers are proving they’ve got what it takes to train and compete alongside the industry’s top veterans.
Several winners from 2019’s marquis end-of-season futurities—the Barrel Futurities of America World Championships and Better Barrel Races OKC Futurity—shared their tips for preparing colts to run competitively and keeping them happy at their first big shows.
In the spring of 2018, Pete Oen surpassed the $1 million mark in Equi-Stat rider earnings and has become one of the leading futurity riders in the country.
In the first entry of this four-part series that takes an in-depth look at the futurity industry, champion futurity trainers assess the truth of statements often directed at the industry.