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.
Shali Lord and Lady La French took control of the Mile Hi barrel race qualifier for the American Rodeo in Loveland, Colorado, on September 24, 2016. Barrel Horse News chatted with Shali about her big win and plans for the semifinals in Fort Worth this February.
Ashley Schafer and her standout mount KR Last Fling qualified for their second American Rodeo in as many years, winning the qualifier at the Ardmore Barrel Futurity (formerly the Jud Little Barrel Bash) on September 24, 2016, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Barrel Horse News visited with Ashley about her smoking qualifiying run and what she plans to do differently in the semi-finals this year.
Breast cancer survivor Angela Ganter epitomizes the catchphrase, “tough enough,” dusting off the dreaded disease and entering a new winning chapter of life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we take this opportunity to introduce you to a champion survivor, a woman with the determination and tenacity to win both in and out of the arena.
All-time leading futurity rider Troy Crumrine qualified for this third-straight American Rodeo, this time aboard 4-year-old futurity standout MCM Imasharpguy. Barrel Horse News spoke to Troy about his big win at the Buckeye No Bull qualifier in Lewisburg, Ohio, on September 17, 2016.
Kricket Gintner qualified for the first time for The American Rodeo semi-finals on her horse Dial A Little Fame after winning The American Kiser Classic qualifier in Winona, Minnesota, on September 24, 2016. Barrel Horse News caught up with Kricket about her journey to the world's richest one-day rodeo.