Cowgirl Hall of Famer Sharon Camarillo sheds light on a few often-used terms in the barrel racing world.
Like any favorite recipe, the makings of an NFR-caliber horse is intriguing and fascinating – and virtually impossible to replicate. We asked the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers to share their secrets, and with a little of this and a little of that, we’re pleased to bring you a precise list of what’s in the mix.
The mental anguish I felt was intense. I’ve done everything correctly. I’m on a deadline. I can’t have a setback like this! I imagine you’ve had times in your life you’ve felt this way, too.
Rylee Elliott's 4-year-old futurity horse Super De Shine clocked a blazing 14.743 in the finals to take home the NBHA Open 1D World Championship for $5,163.
John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.