Taci Bettis, WPRA Rookie of The Year and now 2018 RFD-TV's The American Champion, is proof that modest means can be overcome with hard work, determination and dedication.
Champion barrel racer, leading horse breeder, veterinarian and devoted wife and mother Ruth (Smith) Haislip of Acampo, California, did her part keeping her horses in the limelight. Now, it’s assured her breeding program will not be forgotten. Royal Star Commander, who now belongs to the Murray family of Fort Worth, Texas, qualified Deb Guelly to the 2015 National Finals Rodeo and has helped lead Tillar Murray to her first NFR qualification in 2017 and an NFR go-round win December 13, 2017.
Cassie Morton and BNF Golden Firewater won the 2017 Senior Barrels at the Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City on November 15, 2017, posting a 16.383 in the final round to earn the title and $4,236.58. Barrel Horse News caught up with Cassie about her pretty, golden gelding "Andy" and their journey to becoming world champions.