(The American Quarter Horse Association, Oklahoma City, August 9, 2016) – Jordan Talley Driver of Garden City, Texas, captured the world championship title in barrel racing at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on August 9 in Oklahoma City.
The grand finale of Elite Rodeo Athletes Premier Tour Stop No. 10 at the Days of ‘47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo in Salt Lake City took place last night with a unique format that gave top seeded series qualifiers an opportunity to compete against the best rodeo athletes in the world. Each of the eight qualifiers advanced out of the qualifying series rounds that took place earlier this week in Vivint Smart Home Arena.
(Perry, Ga., July 22, 2016) – The National Barrel Horse Association’s Youth World Championships held July 16-23, 2016, showcased 1,791 of the best and brightest rising stars in divisional barrel racing. After two rounds of barrel racing competition the top 151 Youth contestants and top 201 Teen contestants will meet July 23, 2016 for the final round where champions will be crowned.
Rodeo fans filled Vivint Smart Home Arena last night to watch the biggest names in rodeo go head to head during Elite Rodeo Athletes Premier Tour Stop No. 9 at the Kamatso Equipment Days of 47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City.
As the 2006 World Champion Barrel Racer Mary Burger, crossed the timers at the 2016 Calgary Stampede, the crowd attending Showdown Sunday, jumped up from their seats and roared – with deafening-excitement. The 67-year-old, fought through one of the muddiest Showdown Sunday performances on record, and claimed the largest check of her 31-year professional barrel racing career.
(Shawnee, Okla.) – The 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo concluded July 15, 2016 after the 923 contestants boiled down to the top 15 in each event, all chasing more than $200,000 in prize money. The competition was fierce and while each contestant put up their best effort, but the ladies leaving Shawnee as the barrel racing and pole bending champions were Kaylee Scales and Brooklyn Gunter.