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.
Four-time WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer Sherry Cervi utilizes futurities to help prepare horses in her program to move into rodeo careers.
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.