Between winning a qualifier for RFD-TV's The American Rodeo and earning approximately $77,000 at the 2016 Barrel Futurities of America World Championships, trainer Brandon Cullins had a whirlwind fall season. Printed in the January 2017 issue, BHN caught up with Brandon about his wild ride that won the No Bull American Rodeo qualifier in Fletcher, North Carolina, on November 12, 2016.
Winning The American Rodeo qualifier in Glen Rose, Texas, holds a special place in Schelli Creacy's heart. Barrel Horse News spoke with Schelli for our January 2017 issue to learn why this victory with homebred Nico Suave means so much to her.
These 2016 AQHA All-American Congress competitors share insight on how to achieve your dreams inside the arena.
Amanda Harris and Frenchman Fire Fly won the Silesia, Montana, American Rodeo qualifier October 23, 2016, by nearly two tenths of a second. In this Q&A from our December 2016 issue, BHN visited with Amanda about solidifying her first trip to the semifinals for a shot at competing in the world's richest one-day rodeo.
Kelsey Lutjen and the stellar KN Fabs Gift Of Fame took full advantage of their second chance at qualifying for RFD-TV's The American Rodeo, claiming victory at the Reno, Nevada, qualifier October 27, 2016. BHN visited with Kelsey about her mare "J-Lo" and her strategies for handling high-stakes runs.
Accomplished rider and trainer Quay Eaves qualified for the 2017 American Rodeo semifinals aboard Carrie Thompson's horse Shes Just Like Candy. In this Q&A from our December 2016 issue, BHN spoke with Quay about the big victory at the Starkville, Mississippi, qualifier on the mare he says is long overdue for her chance to shine on a big stage.
Being at the top of your game is far from a walk in the park, and few riders know that better than Purina® Ambassador Michele McLeod. When she enters the barrel-racing arena at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas this December, she'll have earned every second in the spotlight.