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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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