The top barrel racing riders, horses and shows from 1998 were featured in the March 1999 issue and among those leaders were National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, futurity champs and legendary events.
Battle scars and occassional bumps and bruises are all part of the barrel racing game. While most barrel racers have an arsenal of first-aid knowledge for their equine partners, don't forget to take care of yourself with these quick tips for minor barrel racing injuries.
Hailey Kinsel rode DM Sissy Hayday to the $100,000 victory at The American Rodeo, plus became the first qualifier to win the barrel racing championship and split the million-dollar bonus with two other qualifiers to bank a total of $433,333.
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Jimmy Bryant and Little Bit Of Cowboy claimed the third performance of The American Rodeo semifinals with a 13.911, while Kelsey Lutjen's 13.804 from performance No. 1 held on to win the semifinals. The field of 10 qualifying contestants advancing to the long round of The American Rodeo on February 19 is now set.