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National Barrel Horse Association member Kelley Carrington French juggles racing for an NFR qualification with racing monster trucks around the world. By Blanche Schaefer Kelley Carrington French leads no ordinary life. When she’s not loading up to hit the rodeo road with her mare Slice Of Peachfame, Kelley and her husband Robert French of Boston,…

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NBHA France Member Profile: Alanis Rondelli

My name is Alanis Rondelli. I am 16 and I am a Julien Tortora’s student. Julien is the president of the NBHA of France and the owner of the Montarines Ranch. I started barrel racing one year ago with my new horse. My parents and I bought her in January 2019, her name isGR White…

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Martha Josey Inducted into Prestigious ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Article provided courtesy the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Photo courtesy Martha Josey COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Renowned bareback horse Grated Coconut of Calgary Stampede headlines an award-winning, eight-member class of inductees that will be enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs on August 1. Grated Coconut, who won a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-record…

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The Gift of Topaz

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. By Blanche Schaefer 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…

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NBHA Member Spotlight from NBHA MD01 – Jay Newell

NBHA Member Spotlight from NBHA MD01, Jay Newell: “I am a NBHA member running in the Youth Division. I stay in Maryland and I compete locally. I have been running barrels for 6 months, I have also qualified to go to the NBHA Youth World Championships in July of 2021. I hope to see some…

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Alabama’s District 06 Director, Skeet Davis, Retires After 24 Years of Dedicated Service

When we caught up with “Skeet” Davis on a Friday afternoon, he was on his way to complete some maintenance work for his church. To know Skeet, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that retirement from his NBHA Directorship hasn’t slowed him down one bit. For just more than 24 years, Skeet served as the…

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