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Professional Barrel Racer Christina Dusendang Signs with Impact Gel Corporation
by HeraeaMarketing
posted December 10, 2013 at 8:11pm

Arizona - December 10, 2013 -Christina Dusendang and her horse Bug Ya for Moolah sign with Impact Gel Corporation.    Impact Gel saddles have been used by more world champions than any other saddle company in the past decade (impactgel.com). Th...more

Going Pro isn't about clicking your stirrups three times ( via @HeraeaMarketing)
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 11, 2013 at 7:25pm

Sedona, AZ- Professional Barrel Racer, Christina Dusendang signs with Heraea Marketing.  Going pro is not as easy as clicking your stirrups three times, take it from Christina Dusendang from Decatur TX. This young professional female athlete is...more

Barrel Racing: Meet the Best of the Best in Ohio Anne Johnson
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted September 27, 2011 at 1:11am

This next duo running in The Best of the Best in Ohio Charity Barrel Race is another homemade horse and rider combo. This team, which nearly wasn’t a team at all, will be lighting up the pen Sept. 30. Find out why Anne almost didn’t keep Jules, plus m...more

Fourth Annual Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted September 19, 2011 at 3:32pm

The Barrel Racing Blog, in partnership with On the Road with Dawn and Clea, is supporting the Fourth Annual Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial Barrel Race and Roping. We’re truly excited to tell you much more about this amazing event. Thanks to Sara Spisak for w...more

Meet the Best of the Best in Ohio: Barbara Jimison
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted September 13, 2011 at 12:19am

Photo by Brent Puhl This morning we met Justin Theado, and tonight we’ll meet Barbara Jimison, who had major support from her fans when it came to our nomination period! Barbara and this special horse have laid down some amazing runs at the WB Ranch ...more

Another first for women in sport - rodeo-riding
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 26, 2011 at 4:30pm

Tammara Wrenn pic WA TodayYup, that's a cowgirl right there. Bull - 900 kgs. Woman - 50kgs. You don't need to be a mathematical genius to work out the probability that this could end in tears. I don't know why it's anymore surprising to me than someone cl...more

Best of the Best in Ohio Barrel Race from On the Road with Dawn and Clea and The Barrel Racing Blog
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted August 10, 2011 at 7:32pm

The Barrel Racing Blog and On The Road with Dawn and Clea have a BIG announcement, which you might have heard a little about already! We’ll be hosting our very first BEST OF THE BEST IN OHIO BARREL RACE at WB Ranch in Swanton, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2011. Th...more

Meet barrel racers Loren Altman and Mia Shaffer
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted July 27, 2011 at 4:07pm

Mia on Kramer at Dime It’s the talk of the town – errr, or at least the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia barrel racing communities – Mia Shaffer is sitting in the top 10 of the 1D at the NBHA Youth World Show aboard a horse she’s barely ru...more

In the Arena with Barrel Racer and Trainer Deena Fries
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted June 15, 2011 at 12:58pm

We’ve gotten to know her barrel racing background and her training philosophies, and today Deena Fries will tell us about her in-the-arena mindset and more. Deena held the infamous arena record at Circle D Saddle Club for more than a decade with Mister ...more

Junior Horse to Watch Update: For Flits and Giggles is on Fire!
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted June 1, 2011 at 1:57pm

On a long weekend of barrel racing in Western Pennsylvania, For Flits And Giggles and Krystal Dyer wracked up big winnings at both Buckhorn Arena and the Venango County Fairgrounds. The duo placed second in the Junior Horse at Buckhorn running a 15.5, th...more

Now to add some bling: ROCK & ROLL COWGIRL
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted April 8, 2011 at 4:59pm

Congrats to Kasey MacInnes on winning the $50 gift certificate for Gypsy Tails! This drawing was done using Random.org. You’ve seen them on some of the best dressed girls you know. You’ve watched on TV as the pros rocked the arena in this awesome de...more

Billie Ann Sexton on Mental Toughness in Texas Rodeo
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 31, 2011 at 2:15pm

Imagine  you show up to weekend jackpot, pull  your horses off the trailer, and see 10 NFR qualifiers saddling their horses at their own trailers. The thought is intimidating, but it’s a site that Billie Ann Sexton sees week in and week out as she adj...more

Billie Ann Sexton: Making it in the PRCA
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 31, 2011 at 12:53am

Two years ago we all got to know Billie Ann Sexton, who at the time was 17 and living in Destin, Florida. She was coming off a Billie Ann and "Frenchie" go-round win at the IFR, and was already a dominant force in youth barrel racing. She told us th...more

Junior Horse to Watch Update: Smashs Jaded Lady wins Junior Horse
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 28, 2011 at 1:49pm

Smashs Jaded Lady and Kasey MacInnes ran a 15.5 at Simmons Equestrian Center Saturday to claim their first win of the year in Penn-Ohio’s Junior Horse standings. We’ll have more on the rest of our Junior Horses to Watch the rest of the year! Stay tu...more

First barrel racing horsemanship clinic by Teresa Quay & Laura Lee Thomas
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 23, 2011 at 8:55pm

If you’ve been needing help solving problems with your horse or perfecting your runs, you couldn’t turn to two handier women for help. Laura Lee Thomas and Teresa Quay have been at the top of their games for years, making their own tough horses and he...more

Junior Horse to Watch for 2011: Ima Classy Payday and Laura Hedrick
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 21, 2011 at 3:09pm

The year is just getting started, and we’ve got another Junior Horse to Watch to add to our list of great young horses we’ll be Ima Classy Pay Day and Laura monitoring throughout the year. This week, we’re featuring a young horse started by Penn...more

Secrets to Success: Bert Thompson’s Training Philosophies
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 19, 2011 at 3:17pm

With a Congress title, multiple top ten finishes and more than a handful of IBRA and NBHA titles, Bert Thompson has to have some secrets to producing top horses, year after year. She said Wednesday she was raised by her parents’ “work-your-way-to-the...more

A trailer-load of great ones
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 17, 2011 at 3:09pm

Yesterday you met Bert Thompson and got to know how she became one of the most dominant riders in the region. Today, you’ll get to meet and watch videos of some of Bert’s amazing mounts. You’ll learn their styles, their attitudes, and much more. ...more

Horses & Heels
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 4, 2011 at 10:07pm

Recently I’ve stumbled across a great blog, www.horsesandheels.com, and I wanted to share! This cowgirl can write about everything from The Cowboy Junkie’s awesome painted tack to Old Gringo Boots to Chinese Laundry pumps. The girl’s got style, an...more

Junior Horse to Watch for 2011: Smashed At Noon and Amber Warren
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted March 1, 2011 at 12:57pm

Last spring we introduced you to Amber Warren for her win in the Fast Times series at Buckhorn Ranch in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania. This year, she’s aboard a 5-year-old gelding who she drove thousands of miles to bring home. They got a late start gettin...more

All in the details with barrel racer Megan Yurko
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 24, 2011 at 9:55pm

When you’re dealing with thousandths of seconds in this sport, it’s the tiniest details that set the best apart from the rest. Megan Yurko and her mare, Beea Stash of Money, have proven that they’ve got what it takes to be a part of Team East USA fo...more

Barrel Racing Blog: Texas Dreamin’
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 18, 2011 at 12:59pm

It’s official: I need to go to one of the Elite Barrel Racing events this year. This morning, the Elite team posted their showbill for their March 4-6 6D Big Bucks Giveaway in Conroe, Texas, on their Facebook page, and it really sunk in just how badly I...more

Junior horse to watch for 2011: Carters Hickory and Mason Penland
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 16, 2011 at 1:54pm

Combine a tough youth competitor and a top-of-the-line 4-year-old, and you’ve got a recipe for something great. Mason Penland has been a dominating force in youth and open competition in Pennsylvania, and his newest mount, Carters Hickory, known as Vipe...more

Cowboy Militia Giveaway: Trip to Country Thunder
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 8, 2011 at 2:42pm

You can win a tickets and travel expenses to Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona, April 8-10, 2011,by signing up at ProRodeoOnline.com (Click the Cowboy Militia logo to go directly there!)! You’ll get two VIP passes to Click this link to sign up to ...more

Junior horses to watch for 2011: Spooky Doo and Natalie Davidson
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 7, 2011 at 6:23pm

Reigning Ohio IBRA 1D Champion Natalie Davidson isn’t too busy soaking up her success with Ninnekas Jet, aka Jeter, to look towards her barrel racing future with a young horse. She’ll start 2011 off with her new gelding, Spooky Doo, and she’s got h...more

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