#1 in Barrel Racing

Archive for December 2018

Cultivating Camaraderie

As all barrel racers know, friends in the horse community are never too far away to lend a helping hand. Barry Capps can surely attest to that. He has been involved with the National Barrel Horse Association since its early years, siting camaraderie as his favorite aspect. “The camaraderie is wonderful at the championships, but…

Read More

You Get Out What You Put In

McKenzie Morgan describes her routine at home and on the road to keep her horses performing at the top of their game. By McKenzie Morgan, age 16, originally published in the October 2018 issue of Barrel Horse News In my previous columns, I’ve written about hardheaded horses and spending lots of time in the practice…

Read More

From Bottle Baby to Barrel Racing Star

The story behind Rylee Elliott’s NBHA Open 1D World Champion horse Super De Shine Winning an open world title on a 4-year-old is a feat all its own, but the 2017 National Barrel Horse Association World Championships hold a special place in Rylee Elliott’s heart. She raised her horse Super De Shine since the mare…

Read More

Do It For Dad

Heidi Jo Dawson’s father unexpectedly passed away the day before she ran in the finals at the 2017 NBHA Open World Championships. She dedicated her run to his memory and came home with a world title. Hardly anything about the 2017 National Barrel Horse Association World Championship Show went as planned for Heidi Jo Dawson.…

Read More

Praise Be

Anita and Dwayne Randle’s budding Praise Performance Horses in Temple, Georgia, is gaining traction in the barrel racing industry thanks to the beautiful gray mare Eyesa Topaz. The Gift of Topaz Anita and “Topaz” won back-to-back National Barrel Horse Association Senior 1D World Championships in 2017 and 2018, in addition to multiple open 1D titles…

Read More

Age is Only a Number

Bonnie Kyser hasn’t been riding as long as some, but she’s made the most of every moment in the saddle. Bonnie, or ‘Nana’ as she’s known to her grandchildren, got on a horse for the first time in 2010 and has fallen in love with barrel racing. Bonnie is also no stranger to National Barrel…

Read More