Lisa Lockhart is still making waves aboard a pretty buckskin, but it’s not Louie. This is Rosas Cantina CC, the fiery mare who turned heads on one of rodeo’s biggest stages.
Brandon Cullins and VQ Sucker Punch win performance No. 2 of RFD-TV's The American Rodeo semifinals February 16, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas, and advance to their first trip to AT&T Stadium.
Craig Brooks and Grandiose Guy topped the field at the second performance of RFD-TV’s The American Semifinals presented by Dish in Fort Worth, Texas, to win the round and move into second place overall.
RFD-TV's The American semifinals hosted 278 barrel racers for the slack round who qualified through Better Barrel Races qualifier events over the past year to determine the preliminary top 30 competitors who will advance to RFD-TV’s The American semifinals performances February 22–24.
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.
2017 Women's Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year and National Finals Rodeo qualifier Taci Bettis took home the $100,000 championship check as an invitee for winning RFD-TV's The American Rodeo presented by Dish aboard her big bay gelding Bogie Is A Smash.
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.
Kathy Grimes Wins Third Performance of RFD-TV's The American Semifinals, Field Set for The American Rodeo
Kathy Grimes and KG Justiceweexpected won the third performance of RFD-TV's The American Semifinals with a 13.750, putting her second overall to semifinals winner London Gorham's 13.740 aboard Frenchmans Assassin from the first performance. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the three performances is now set for RFD-TV's The American Rodeo presented by Dish on Sunday.
London Gorham, a 10-year-old barrel racer from Cotulla, Texas, wins the first performance of RFD-TV’s The American presented by Dish with a 13.740 on Frenchmans Assassin on Thursday night in historic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kelsey Lutjen and KN Fabs Gift Of Fame win the first performance of RFD-TV’s The American Semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas.
Before the three performances of The American Rodeo semifinals begin Feb. 15, a field of more than 450 was whittled down to 90 contestants after slack rounds Feb. 14. The top 30 in barrel racing and 20 in team roping and steer wrestling are one step closer to RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo on Feb. 19 presented by Polaris RANGERand a chance to earn a $1 million bonus.
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Find out how 2017 RFD-TV's The American champion and College National Finals Rodeo champion Hailey Kinsel stays mentally strong in high-pressure situations.
RFD-TV to offer college students and active FFA members a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to be a part of the world’s richest one-day rodeo.
RFD-TV's The American announces invitees to the World's Richest One-Day Rodeo - 2018 marks the fifth year of The American, which has already awarded more than $10 million since its inception.
PHOTOS BY KENNETH SPRINGER - February 18, 2016 (Fort Worth, Texas) - RFD-TV's The American semifinals barrel racing rolled into Fort Worth's historic Cowtown Coliseum on Thursday where 138 contestants battled for one of 30 positions advancing to the short round of the semifinals, to be held Feb. 19-21.
By Kailey Sullins Photos by Kenneth Springer - Feb. 28, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) - Sarah Rose McDonald rode Fame Fling N Bling to the $100,000 victory at RFD-TV’s The American presented by Polaris RANGER, on Feb. 28, 2016.
Amanda Harris and Frenchman Fire Fly won the Silesia, Montana, American Rodeo qualifier October 23, 2016, by nearly two tenths of a second. In this Q&A from our December 2016 issue, BHNvisited with Amanda about solidifying her first trip to the semifinals for a shot at competing in the world's richest one-day rodeo.
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.
Between winning a qualifier for RFD-TV's The American Rodeoand earning approximately $77,000 at the 2016 Barrel Futurities of America World Championships, trainer Brandon Cullins had a whirlwind fall season. Printed in the January 2017 issue, BHN caught up with Brandon about his wild ride that won the No Bull American Rodeo qualifier in Fletcher, North Carolina, on November 12, 2016.
Kelsey Lutjen and the stellar KN Fabs Gift Of Fame took full advantage of their second chance at qualifying for RFD-TV's The American Rodeo, claiming victory at the Reno, Nevada, qualifier October 27, 2016. BHN visited with Kelsey about her mare "J-Lo" and her strategies for handling high-stakes runs.