In This Issue of Barrel Horse News

MARCH 2014


Volume 19, Number 3


30 From Round Pen to Rodeo Ready 

In part two of this three-part series on Ryan Lovendahl’s training timeline, learn how to build on dry work with drills. By Danika Kent

40 Hurrying to be Slow

Why Kim Thomas believes that hurrying a horse makes for a slower path to success. By Bridget Kirkwood

48 Climbing the Ladder

Rookie Taylor Langdon talks about how her experiences in intercollegiate rodeo competition helped ease her transition to the professional ranks. By Alexa Major


54 2013 Horse and Rider Statistics

The barrel racing industry is on the gain, paying out a record $19 million in 2013. By Tanya Randall


80  NBHA Holiday Classic

90  The Classic Equine Futurity

100  The Greg Olson Memorial

108  The PacWest Futurity & Open

116  Sandhills and National Western Stock Shows


6  Arena Record
8  Arena Dirt

16  Sherry Cervi

20  Charmayne James

24  Fashion Forward

127  Youth Forum

132  Dialed in with Dena

136  Barrel Racing in Brazil
138  Health-wise

142  Drill of the Month

146  Barrel Racing Across the U.S.

148  Futurity Roundup

150  Barrel Racing Results

154  Calendar & Clinics


On the Cover: 2013 Greg Olson Memorial Futurity Champion Kelsey Lutjen and KN Fabs Gift of Fame.

Photo by Pixel Worx


On the Cover: 2013 NBHA Holiday Classic Open 1D Champion Nicole Love and Jet O Red.

Photo by Kenneth Springer