#1 in Barrel Racing

Archive for November 2018

From Obsession to Profession

By Bonnie Wheatley – Barrel Horse News For many individuals, charting their career path means climbing the corporate ladder rung by rung to achieve success. But for barrel racer Lisa Nicholas, it was a fast track out of her executive office space and into the wide world of performance horses that led to the sort…

Read More

The Greater the Challenge, the Greater the Reward

Trying to figure out a tough horse can discourage even the most confident riders. However, the final product is worth the challenge. By McKenzie Morgan, age 16, originally published in the September 2018 issue of Barrel Horse News In my August 2018 article, we talked about horses that are very challenging. My best horse, H2,…

Read More

Wanda’s Little Fireball

National Barrel Horse Association member Wanda Kirby has been blessed with consistency in her horse Docs Country Nick. The dynamic duo won the NBHA Open 4D world championship in 2012 and the senior 3D world title in 2016. Kirby says her gelding “Fireball” has qualified for the NBHA World Championships every year since he was…

Read More

NBHA Announces 2019 Tour Schedule

Mark your calendars—National Barrel Horse Association Super Show dates have been released for the 2019 season, with new events added in Texas, Washington and Louisiana. The NBHA continues to offer lucrative opportunities for barrel racers in every region of the country with several additions to the tour. New to the schedule in 2019 are the…

Read More

Enjoying the Ride

While many are guilty of letting the stress of competition take the fun out of barrel racing, past senior 4D world champion Debra Pelletier simply enjoys the ride just as much as her horse MC Frenchmans Flame enjoys running barrels. “He loves to run barrels,” Pelletier said. “I’ve had him since he was 3 years…

Read More