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Telling the real life stories of local legends, million dollar riders, and everyone in between. Our goal is to highlight everyone that makes the barrel racing industry work. From breeders and owners to trainers and jockeys, we will be talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly of barrel racing.

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S3 Ep. 15 Dr. Melissa Fenn - E.I.P.H. and Lasix

The Money BarrelJun 01, 2023

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S3 Ep. 15 Dr. Melissa Fenn - E.I.P.H. and Lasix

S3 Ep. 15 Dr. Melissa Fenn - E.I.P.H. and Lasix

When we released our Patreon subscriber exclusive episode a few months ago and asked our listeners what veterinary questions they wanted to have answered - there were countless questions about bleeding and Lasix usage. We decided to have an entire podcast focused on that topic alone for all of our listeners and here it is!

Dr. Melissa Fenn is an internal medicine specialist at Littleton Equine Medical Center and we have personally had horses go through her treatment and knew she was the perfect person to discuss this topic with. Around the barn its called bleeding, but Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage is a battle most barrel racers deal with and it's a hot topic on the best way to manage, treat and prevent it. We value and appreciate Dr. Fenn's time and sharing her knowledge with us on this episode and hope you learn as much as we did.

As always with these types of episodes, our goal is to share education on the topic but please always refer to your veterinarian for treatment for your horses.

Jun 01, 202348:17
S3 Ep. 14 Dani Buhler

S3 Ep. 14 Dani Buhler

A few months ago Kayla made a Facebook post congratulating our giraffe training, Switzerland native, best friend on her Lone Star Shootout Derby championship - and everyone thought she was joking. We weren't! Our guest this week is Dani Buhler who not only trains giraffes but is also pretty good at training barrel horses with a resume that includes a college national finals qualification, and just last October, a $50,000 payday at the Pink Buckle winning the reserve derby championship title. We think you will see Dani and her great mare "Yeti" in the results a lot, and now you can know more about the hurdles they have overcome to get to where they are today. Thank you for listening!

May 17, 202352:41
S3 Ep. 13 Crystal Shumate

S3 Ep. 13 Crystal Shumate

Crystal Shumate has created a standout barrel racing breeding program based out of Florida. Her program focuses on mares that she has won on and the 3.5 million dollar sire BHR Frenchies Socks. Crystal has created a world class breeding program that focuses on quality over quantity while also working as a nurse and competing herself. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to Crystal and hear some behind the scene stories from For the Fame Farms and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

May 03, 202344:18
S3 Ep. 12 Barrel Racing Industry Alliance Part 2

S3 Ep. 12 Barrel Racing Industry Alliance Part 2

This weeks episode is a follow up to our first episode of the year about the Barrel Racing Industry Alliance, or BRIA. We followed up on your questions from the last episode, discussed what QData and EquiStat can do for all programs, what black type pedigrees are really all about, and the hopes for the future of our industry, with BRIA member representatives Lainie Whitmire and Robin Glenn. We'd love everyone to share this episode with all producers out there - the more the merrier.

Apr 26, 202354:07
S3 Ep. 11 Amber Moore

S3 Ep. 11 Amber Moore

Amber Moore - also known as Amberleigh Moore in the rodeo world - just came off some big wins in the Northwest Futurity run including champion and reserve champion futurity titles at the Sand Cup. This is a great conversation about her background growing up in the Northwest, the story of her million dollar winning mare CP Dark Moon who qualified 4x to the National Finals Rodeo including a 15th place to Reserve World Champion jump in the standings in 2016 and now what Amber is doing with her next generation of superstars. This is a fun one we know you will enjoy! 

Apr 19, 202342:05
S3 Ep. 10 Billy Myers Part 2

S3 Ep. 10 Billy Myers Part 2

Here is the second half of the conversation with Billy Myers that covers the bigger picture of how our industry is evolving, even a little cross over about the team roping industry and how the entire western industry is moving in a great direction - the future is bright! 

Apr 15, 202345:01
S3 Ep. 9 Billy Myers Part 1

S3 Ep. 9 Billy Myers Part 1

Breeding Season is in full swing and we thought it was perfect timing to talk about one of the most legendary breeding programs in the western industry. We had the chance to talk to Billy Myers of Myers Performance Horses about basically everything that goes into having a top program. From the history of Frenchmans Guy and Myers Ranch to broodmares and stallion selection, 2 year old sales and the future of the industry. In fact, we talked about so many different things, we decided to break this into two episodes for you! Look for "Part 2" later this week!

Apr 12, 202341:22
S3 Ep. 8 Cally Kindred

S3 Ep. 8 Cally Kindred

Cally Kindred is a Badlands Circuit cowgirl with four generations of family history in ranching and raising high quality performance horses. Her family owns the great TR Dashing Badger - who we all know as Dolly and they now stand her full brother TR Illuminator Cash. Cally is a Badlands circuit qualifier in barrel racing and her experiences in a real world ranching family makes her down to earth and humble about her successes. From competing on the rodeo road to raising horses, from running a business to standing a stud and selling embryos - we covered just about every topic you could hope for!

Mar 29, 202346:46
S3 Ep. 7 Rodeo 101 with Jimmie Tew

S3 Ep. 7 Rodeo 101 with Jimmie Tew

We have had many listeners request a Rodeo 101 podcast - so here you go! We had the chance to talk to Jimmie Tew right after her win at Tucson to talk about all things rodeoing.

These are all questions our listeners have asked and we hope you enjoy some real insight to the rodeo road! Jimmie is an NFR qualifier and former Rookie of the Year and Kayla is a Mountain States Circuit Finalist who also won Rookie of the Year for her circuit so you get two different insights to rodeoing - whether you want to go for the NFR or if you just want to make your circuit finals! We hope you enjoy!

Mar 15, 202350:30
S3 Ep. 6 Miles Baker

S3 Ep. 6 Miles Baker

A few months ago we asked what questions our listeners wanted answered about colt starting and fundamentals and this episode answers all your questions and more! We had the opportunity to talk to Miles Baker, a true horsemen who trains some of the most elite performance horses in the western industry. Miles is known for his ability to put a solid confident foundation on colts that sets them up for success for the rest of their career, taking them from their first day under saddle to the futurity and pro rodeo levels. He has impacted the career of thousands of horses and his experience and knowledge shared in this episode can help any program out there! You may even want to listen to this twice.

Mar 08, 202350:38
S3 Ep. 5 Terri Wood Gates

S3 Ep. 5 Terri Wood Gates

Terri Wood Gates is a fierce competitor from the Wilderness Circuit and has been winning consistently her whole life. With 27 circuit qualifications under her belt and countless futurity and derby wins, Terri truly knows how to make consistent and confident winners year after year. She has overcome hurdles and time away from the competition arena and we got to talk about it all with her during her downtime at the Royal Crown. We have been looking forward to this episode since the start of our podcasts and glad we finally got it done - we hope you enjoy it as well!

Feb 22, 202353:56
S3 Ep. 4 Paul Humphrey

S3 Ep. 4 Paul Humphrey

Paul Humphrey is a well established horseman who has spent his career focusing on the horsemanship side of training barrel horses. He spent nearly a decade barrel racing in Italy and is a 10x European barrel racing champion - and then returned to the US with a goal of sharing his education. Nowadays he puts on close to 30 clinics a year always with the same goal - to help riders focus more on the horsemanship aspect of training and getting their horses truly ready to perform. This was a great conversation and about as in depth in the training side as we have gotten - we hope you enjoy!

Feb 15, 202345:49
S3 Ep. 3 Kelly Allen

S3 Ep. 3 Kelly Allen

Kelly Allen might not be a name everyone knows already, but we fully believe you should. Kelly has trained countless winners and is giving her great horse Cinco her shot at the big time this year and we can't wait to cheer them on! We got the chance to record this podcast in person during the Denver Stock Show and talked about every topic - the highs and lows, the mental game, having a "real" job outside of rodeo, medications, you name it we talked about it. Kelly and Cinco just tied to win Rapid City this past weekend so be on the lookout for this duo to win big over the rest of the winter rodeos - hopefully on their way to their first NFR qualification!

Feb 08, 202346:42
S3 Ep. 2 Carley Cervi

S3 Ep. 2 Carley Cervi

This weeks episode is with our good friend Carley Cervi. Carley came up through the ranks of youth rodeo and is known for being a true horsewoman who can make consistent winners time and time again. Her career kicked off with her favorite grey gelding, Radio and their wins spanned over a decade including two trips to the NFR. Her calm, consistent yet competitive manner has produced winner after winner,  starting from the futurity world and helping them graduate to the highest level at the pro rodeos. There is a lot to learn from Carley in this episode and we hope you enjoy it!

Jan 25, 202348:29
S3 Ep. 1 Barrel Racing Industry Alliance (BRIA)

S3 Ep. 1 Barrel Racing Industry Alliance (BRIA)

To kick off this year we had a great conversation with Robin Glenn and Lainie Whitmire to discuss the Barrel Racing Industry Alliance. BRIA is an alliance between the top associations in our industry who developed a unified system whose goal is to collect accurate results from events that will become the gold standard for pedigree and performance records. Qualifying races will be graded similar to the racing industry and will help breeders, owners and buyers easily understand the caliber of the horse and its sire and dam. This episode is full of insight on how our industry is continuing to evolve and improve and if you have any questions after you listen - let us know!

Jan 11, 202359:10
S2 Ep. 49 2022 Average Champion Shelley Morgan

S2 Ep. 49 2022 Average Champion Shelley Morgan

As the ten days came to an end and the dust settled, Shelley Morgan and "Kiss" had completed 10 clean runs at the Thomas and Mack and were crowned the 2022 Average Champion. We got the chance to talk to Shelley shortly after and were really able to dig into those ten days! We hope you enjoy!

Dec 14, 202231:51
Round 10 Winner and World Champion Interview
Dec 12, 202228:21
Round 9 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 10, 202207:35
Round 8 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 09, 202211:33
Round 7 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 08, 202216:03
Round 6 Winner Interviews and Recap
Dec 07, 202215:39
Round 5 Winner Interviews and Recap
Dec 06, 202221:44
Round 4 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 05, 202214:45
Round 3 Winner Interview and Recap

Round 3 Winner Interview and Recap

Back to back round winner Hailey Kinsel with her 13.59 to take the win in Round 3!

These interviews are brought to you by our friends at Equinety, Barrel Racing Magazine and BarrelRacing.com.

Dec 04, 202216:48
Round 2 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 03, 202211:40
2022 Round 1 Winner Interview and Recap

2022 Round 1 Winner Interview and Recap

Round 1 Winner Wenda Johnson with a 13.57.

These interviews are brought to you by our partners at Barrel Racing Magazine, Barrelracing.com, and Equinety.

Dec 02, 202218:31
S2 Ep. 48 Lisa Lockhart
Nov 30, 202244:35
S2 Ep. 47 Ivy Hurst

S2 Ep. 47 Ivy Hurst

Ivy Hurst is a true all-around cowgirl known for her ability to jump on just about any horse and win. We caught up with her after her average win at the Prairie Circuit Finals last month. Her record includes countless wins to include a Reno Rodeo championship. We got to talk about her program, her story of her outstanding horse Diddy, how she overcame his untimely passing, how she can win on so many types of horses and even some ins and outs on buying and selling. Enjoy!

Nov 23, 202249:33
S2 Ep. 46 Bo Hill

S2 Ep. 46 Bo Hill

One of our most requested guests is known for her straightforward approach, honesty and dedication to the sport. Not only has Bo Hill won over $760,000 in her career on horses such as Famous Bugs, Hip E, Buckwyld, Jitterbugz, KR Silver Spur and more but alongside her husband Jeff Switzer, they have bred some of the most talented horses in the industry to the tune of $1.7 Million in earnings including horses such as Famous Silk Panties, Flingin Roses, Bobbie Gene, All Fame No Bull and many, many more. This conversation covers a little bit of everything that has to do with barrel racing and we are thrilled to finally be able to share it with you!

Nov 16, 202244:29
S2 Ep. 45 Vickie Adams - The Fire Water Flit Story

S2 Ep. 45 Vickie Adams - The Fire Water Flit Story

Fire Water Flit is a true legend in our industry and made an impact both as a performer and as a sire. We wanted to share his story and loved this conversation with his breeder and owner Vickie Adams. Fire Water Flit has sired earners of over $5 Million and his genetics have been winning for over three decades at all levels. Vickie not only bred and raised "Milo", as he was affectionately known, but she has had great success as a jockey, and as a leading breeder. Her knowledge of our sport extends far beyond a one hour conversation. We hope you enjoy this story of Fire Water Flit, straight from the source!

Nov 09, 202240:09
S2 Ep. 44 Margo Crowther

S2 Ep. 44 Margo Crowther

Margo Crowther and her mare Sissy have been winning for years down in Florida. This year they decided to venture west and try some new rodeos and they are now headed to their first National Finals Rodeo! Not only is she a talented jockey, a dedicated owner, and trainer, she is also a mother of three and business owner that has been quite busy in those hurricane months. We think you are going to like this conversation and we can't wait to cheer on Margo and Sissy this December!

Oct 26, 202245:06
S2. Ep 43 Andrea Cline

S2. Ep 43 Andrea Cline

Andrea Cline has dedicated her life to her passion of training barrel horses. She is a BBR 1D World Champion, TX Circuit Finals qualifier, multiple time futurity champ and her horses are known for going on and winning after they leave her program. She has ridden horses for some of the best in the industry like Charmayne James and Molly Powell and continues to train top level horses today. Her story isn’t without its ups and downs however, and she has had to overcome some serious obstacles to be able to do what she is doing today. Her story is one of motivation, dedication and the will to succeed and we were grateful to have the opportunity to sit down with her at the Pink Buckle (you will hear some background sound but we had the opportunity to sit down outside of her stalls and enjoy the weather, we couldn't pass it up!). Enjoy!

Oct 19, 202247:18
S2 Ep. 42 Troy Crumrine

S2 Ep. 42 Troy Crumrine

Troy Crumrine is a true legend in our sport, with earnings over $4.3 million and massive wins spanning over 3 decades. The horses he has jockeyed include greats such as Sissy's Little Coin, Mulberry Canyon Moon, Hoosier Fame, SR Industry Titan and so many more. We had a great opportunity to visit with Troy at the Pink Buckle and wish the conversation could have been twice as long! We hope you enjoy!

Oct 12, 202244:09
S2 Ep. 41 Bayleigh Choate

S2 Ep. 41 Bayleigh Choate

Bayleigh Choate's rookie rodeo season ended up looking like a fairy tale, but as she's about to share, the rodeo road definitely had its fair share of ups and downs, especially for this rookie jockey and her rookie horses! After ending the 2022 season qualifying for the her first National Finals Rodeo and clinching the Rookie of the Year title, we were excited to get a chance to share her point of view after her first year on the road. We think you are going to enjoy this one!

Oct 05, 202248:45
S2 Ep. 40 Robyn Herring

S2 Ep. 40 Robyn Herring

Robyn Herring is truly a self made success in our industry and every aspect of it - from breeder, owner, trainer, stallion owner, jockey - you name it she has done it. For two decades her name has been tied to the incredible stallion Firewaterontherocks. We got to visit with her to hear the story of how "Happy" came to be the legendary sire he is now and the smart decisions she made to get him to this point. Thank you for listening!

Sep 21, 202246:45
S2 Ep. 39 Women in Rodeo Month with Charmayne James

S2 Ep. 39 Women in Rodeo Month with Charmayne James

This weeks episode is extra special! As part of Women In Rodeo month, BarrelRacing.com content director Bonnie Wheatley had a chance to visit with one of most iconic figures in women’s sports and rodeo. 11-time WPRA World Champion Charmayne James talks about the genesis of her professional career spanning more than two decades, 19 NFR qualifications and countless major rodeo wins. Charmayne’s passion for horses and helping people achieve in barrel racing spawned the schools she now travels the country teaching where horse care, horsemanship, and winning mentality are just a few of the cornerstone teachings.

With the help of title sponsor Durango Boots, Women in Rodeo Month focuses on legendary women who have made rodeo what it is today, as well as showcasing the current women in rodeo who continue to push the sport forward.

Sep 17, 202255:49
S2 Ep. 38 Britany Diaz

S2 Ep. 38 Britany Diaz

After watching Blazing with My Dude and Andrea Busby win Cheyenne Frontier Days this year - it got us thinking about the story of "Titos" dam Dasher Dude who won over $600,000 in her career with her owner Britany Diaz. Britany and "Rootie", as she is known, were a force to be reckoned with in the Dakotas and when they set their sights on the NFR they accomplished their goals to the tune of 2 trips to Vegas, 9 circuit final qualifications, and many records along the way. From getting Rootie as a weanling through raising her foals now, we got to visit with Britany as she told the whole story - and we loved it. Hope you enjoy !

Sep 14, 202246:05
S2 Ep. 37 Bob Burt - The Dash Ta Fame Story

S2 Ep. 37 Bob Burt - The Dash Ta Fame Story

On this week's episode we had the chance to hear the story of how Dash Ta Fame became the barrel racing industry's leading all time sire - from before he was even a thought, through his birth and his racing career and the horses he has produced today - all because his breeder and owner, Bob Burt, loved fast horses. We hope you enjoy hearing about this history straight from the source!

Aug 31, 202255:20
S2 Ep. 36 Leslie Smalygo

S2 Ep. 36 Leslie Smalygo

Leslie Smalygo has been taking the rodeo world by storm this summer, but those in her home state of Oklahoma have known how tough she is for years. Currently in the top 15, we got to catch up with Leslie before her run that night to see what she has learned from being on the road and how she plans on wrapping up the season. We hope to see this team in Vegas this year!

Aug 17, 202248:11
S2 Ep. 35 Molli Montgomery

S2 Ep. 35 Molli Montgomery

Molli Montgomery has been in the horse world her whole life - from growing up alongside the race tracks to now training some of the top horses in the futurity industry. She is a Barrel Futurities of America Juvenile and Futurity World Champion, Fort Smith Futurity Champion as well as many other titles earned on horses she has trained. Many of her top horses are still winning going down the rodeo road today. Learn about her training program and more in this great conversation!

This episode is brought to you by the team at Xpert Equine.

Aug 03, 202249:27
S2 Ep. 34 Sissy Winn

S2 Ep. 34 Sissy Winn

Sissy Winn is having the best year of her career so far and we got the chance to talk a few days before she went north to the Calgary Stampede! From kicking off this season with a championship at the Texas Circuit Finals to now sitting 6th in the world with over $70,000 won there's a good chance she's headed to her first NFR this year and now you will know the behind the scenes story, who her horses are and help cheer her on for the next 2 1/2 months left in the season!

Jul 20, 202238:18
S2 Ep. 33 Megan McLeod-Sprague

S2 Ep. 33 Megan McLeod-Sprague

Megan McLeod-Sprague is our next guest! She is a life long cowgirl, wife, mother, former circuit director and is currently chasing the bright lights of Vegas while sitting 17th in the world. She knows what fits her program and has three incredible horses right now to make that dream come true. We got to talk about life on the Rodeo Road, the horses she has, and the special way she got each one of them. We will be cheering for Megan this summer and cannot wait to see what she does - enjoy!

Jul 13, 202246:47
S2 Ep. 32 Angela Festervan

S2 Ep. 32 Angela Festervan

Angela Festervan is truly a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of our industry and we have been wanting to get this episode done for a while now and we are thankful to finally have the chance! Angela came from humble beginnings, but due to her "Say Yes" attitude, she has been able to learn from some of the best in the business and she shares her story, and some tips and tricks with our listeners. This episode has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Jul 06, 202246:27
S2 Ep. 31 All Things Horseshoeing with Cody Morgan

S2 Ep. 31 All Things Horseshoeing with Cody Morgan

A few weeks ago we asked our listeners for questions you wanted the answers to when we got the opportunity to sit down with a farrier - and now we have the answers! Kayla got a chance to sit down with her farrier Cody Morgan of CM Equine Services to ask about all things horseshoeing. We covered A LOT in this short conversation - hope you enjoy!

**As always with any type of veterinary or farrier discussion please consult your personal experts for your cases as this is not a one-size-fits-all type of discussion**

Jun 29, 202246:11
S2 Ep. 30 Donna Hodges of Hodges Farms

S2 Ep. 30 Donna Hodges of Hodges Farms

This episode is a great conversation with Donna Hodges of Hodges Farms. They are the owner of the incredible mare "Jules" that we have been watching Hailey Kinsel win on this year and we are excited to share her story. The breeders and owners rarely get to tell their side of the story, and the Hodges' program has been a standout one for many years. We hope you enjoy!

Jun 15, 202240:23
S2 Ep. 29 Kellie Collier

S2 Ep. 29 Kellie Collier

Kellie Collier is an NFR qualifier who is known for winning on some of the best horses going down the road. Her career was built on riding top quality finished horses and she knows how to win at the highest levels. Recently she has ventured into the futurity world and we were thankful to have the opportunity to talk to Kellie about the differences in riding finished horses versus the young horses she is finishing out herself. Enjoy!

May 25, 202243:08
S2 Ep. 28 Mark Bugni

S2 Ep. 28 Mark Bugni

Mark Bugni has been on a hot streak this year winning the first 6 futurities he entered, and a round at the Ruby Buckle with torn ligaments in his ankle. He is a multiple $100,000 slot race winner, Old Fort Days Futurity Champion and year after year he turns out confident winners. We caught up with Mark between the Ruby Buckle and Royal Crown Futurity and loved his insight on keeping his futurity colts confident and in winning form!

May 18, 202240:49
S2 Ep. 27 Shannon McReynolds

S2 Ep. 27 Shannon McReynolds

Shannon McReynolds has been running the fastest times of the winter rodeos left and right this year. Currently sitting 7th in the WPRA standings, this circuit cowgirl and full time nurse is trying her luck out on the pro rodeo road full time, and so far, it's going pretty well. We were able to catch up with her while she had a break herself, while loaning her standout mare, Minnie Gun, to her daughter at a college rodeo. We will be cheering this team on and hope to see them at the Thomas and Mack come December!

May 11, 202235:32
S2 Ep. 26 Jill Moody

S2 Ep. 26 Jill Moody

Jill Moody is a lifelong cowgirl who is best known across the industry for riding the outstanding grey mare "Dolly". These two made the NFR 4 times together, winning the average there twice and were the duo to break the 25 year old average record at the time. Jill truly took us through the peaks and valleys of her rodeo career and her honesty is a reminder that in the end, family, friends, and the horses are what matters most. This is an episode we have been anxious to share and hope you enjoy!

Apr 27, 202248:53
S2 Ep. 25 Leslie Willis

S2 Ep. 25 Leslie Willis

We had a fantastic opportunity thanks to our friend Casey Allen with Barrel Racing Magazine for an onsite interview from the Panty Raid Futurity in Springfield, Ohio this past weekend. It just so happened to be that the futurity champion was one of our most requested guests, Leslie Willis! Leslie Willis is known for running barrel horses with pedigrees fit for the race track - and winning on them at all levels. She is a 4-time $100,000 slot race winner and every year has an incredible set of colts to watch. Leslie and her husband Jason have created quite the program from their Flying W Ranch and we are excited to share this little bit of insight to her training program! Hope you enjoy it!

Apr 21, 202240:10
S2 Ep. 24 Stephanie Fryar

S2 Ep. 24 Stephanie Fryar

Our guest this week is Stephanie Fryar - a winner at all levels from the futurities to the professional ranks. She made her first NFR in 2008 and finished 16th in the world in 2021, but has had countless big wins and successes in between. From being the Texas Circuit Rookie of the Year, a 4x TX Circuit Finalist, and the Blue Collar Breeders 2019 Futurity Champion, taking home $50,000, she has taken multiple horses through the ranks and continues to win on them today. She shared how she manages the ups and downs of barrel racing and we are looking forward to watching her continue to win this year, hopefully ending in the Thomas and Mack!

Apr 13, 202238:58
S2 Ep. 23 Kylie Weast

S2 Ep. 23 Kylie Weast

Kylie Weast comes from a long line of respected horsemen, barrel racers, and pioneers in the barrel racing industry.  Alongside her sisters, she has become one to watch when she runs down the alley on a futurity colt or a rodeo horse. From winning at the futurities to winning the tenth round at the NFR, Kylie shared her story and how she balances being a wife and mother of two and being a barrel horse trainer. Her thoughts on keeping mentally ready to compete are some of the best we have got to share!

Mar 30, 202248:32
S2 Ep. 22 Danny Ray of Victory Farms

S2 Ep. 22 Danny Ray of Victory Farms

Danny Ray is the man behind the famous VF brand of Victory Farms. His name is listed as the breeder of barrel horses with close to $5 MILLION in earnings and we loved getting the chance to hear how he got into the barrel horse business. From his first horse purchase of On The Money Red and Designer Red to his upcoming plans that have revived his love for the sport, this was a great conversation full of stories from this long time leading breeder over the past 25+ years!

As always, thank you to our episode sponsors Farnam's Horseshoer's Secret Hoof supplement!

Mar 16, 202245:08
S2 Ep. 21 Karma Loftin
Mar 02, 202257:21
S2 Ep. 20 Rachel Primm

S2 Ep. 20 Rachel Primm

This week's conversation is with 2X National High School Barrel Racing Champion Rachel Primm. Since her high school days Rachel has progressed through the ranks winning on multiple levels and has now started her own breeding program with a stallion you will want to look into! Her journey is full of the ups and downs that barrel racing can consist of and her perseverance to keep her horses healthy and always improve as a jockey is truly admirable. We enjoyed this episode and hope you do too!

Feb 16, 202201:02:04
S2 Ep. 19 Jimmie Munroe and Heidi Uecker-Schmidt
Feb 02, 202201:02:52
Bonus Episode: The Future of Women in Rodeo

Bonus Episode: The Future of Women in Rodeo

Thanks to our friends at the Breakaway Breakdown podcast we are able to share this crossover episode with our listeners! Chelsea Shaffer, the editorial director of The Barrel Racing Magazine hosted the WPRA President Jimmie Munroe, 4x World Champion Sherry Cervi and 20x World Champion Jackie Crawford for a special talk about Women in Rodeo in December in Las Vegas. We hope you enjoy listening to these industry legends talk about the past, present and future of women in rodeo.

Jan 28, 202228:30
S2 Ep. 18 Andrea Busby

S2 Ep. 18 Andrea Busby

Andrea Busby of Busby Quarter Horses has been heavily involved and successful in every aspect of the barrel racing industry. From owning legendary sire Blazin Jetolena to raising foals - including this years world champion Famous Lil Jet - owning futurity horses and being a veteran rodeo competitor herself, Busby Quarter Horses does it all. We were excited to get the chance to tell the story of how Busby Quarter Horses started, how this elite program handles the ups and downs of raising foals and how they manage them for the best chances at successful careers and more!

Jan 26, 202254:03
S2 Ep. 17 Jordon Briggs

S2 Ep. 17 Jordon Briggs

We are beyond excited to have had the chance to sit down with the newly crowned World Champion herself, Jordon Briggs. A million dollar earner and 2x NFR qualifier, Jordon and her horse of the year "Rollo" had an exceptional performance at the finals and ended up winning the average and the world title. The years in between her two NFR appearances were spent winning in the futurity world and breeding and training incredible horses with her husband Justin. We can't wait to watch what Jordon and Rollo do in 2022!

Jan 12, 202251:20
S2 Ep. 16 Schelli Creacy

S2 Ep. 16 Schelli Creacy

Kicking off 2022 Kayla got the chance to talk with Schelli Creacy. Schelli has a proven program of winning based on the foundation of patience, consistency, and trust. Her goal is to always create a confident horse and watching her run you can see just that! Recently she took home the Pink Buckle and BFA Derby titles and her story is one of our absolute favorites! Enjoy!

Jan 05, 202251:49
S2 Ep. 15 Paige Jones

S2 Ep. 15 Paige Jones

We loved this conversation with Paige Jones who went from winning the BFA Futurity at 16 to winning the WPRA Rookie of the Year title in 2020, on the same horse. Talk about taking a horse through the ranks! The ups and downs and everything in between, this conversation covers it all. Hope you enjoy!

Dec 22, 202144:30
2021 NFR Average Champion and WPRA World Champion Interview
Dec 12, 202113:04
2021 NFR Round 9 Winner Interviews and Recap

2021 NFR Round 9 Winner Interviews and Recap

Repeat Round Winners Stevi Hillman and Jordon Briggs tie for Round 9 with runs of 13.48!

Round 10 is going to be a race to the world title between Jordon Briggs and Hailey Kinsel - stay tuned for our interview with the 2021 World Champ and Average Champion tomorrow night!

These interviews are brought to you by the BarrelRacingMagazine.com team in Vegas and The Royal Crown!

Dec 11, 202113:52
2021 NFR Round 8 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 10, 202115:52
2021 NFR Round 7 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 09, 202111:57
2021 NFR Round 6 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 08, 202113:56
S2 Ep. 14 Ivy Saebens

S2 Ep. 14 Ivy Saebens

We have been wanting to talk to Ivy Saebens for a long time and finally got the opportunity a few weeks ago as she was preparing to head to the National Finals Rodeo. Ivy is a million dollar rider, jockeying a horse who has also won a million dollars, and these two are a serious dream team. She's qualified for multiple trips to the National Finals Rodeo, and we will certainly be cheering her on this week!

Dec 08, 202141:43
2021 NFR Round 5 Winner Interview and Recap

2021 NFR Round 5 Winner Interview and Recap

Round 5 Winner Emily Miller-Beisel and Chongo 13.43!

These Round interviews are brought to you by the BarrelRacingMagazine.com team in Vegas and The Royal Crown!

Dec 07, 202114:52
2021 NFR Round 4 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 06, 202114:56
2021 NFR Round 3 Winner Interview and Recap
Dec 05, 202113:19
2021 NFR Round 2 Winner Interview and Recap

2021 NFR Round 2 Winner Interview and Recap

Round 2 Winner Dona Kay Rule with a smokin 13.56!

These round interviews are brought to you by the BarrelRacingMagazine.com team in Vegas and The Royal Crown!

Dec 04, 202114:04
2021 NFR Round 1 Winner Interviews and Recap

2021 NFR Round 1 Winner Interviews and Recap

Round 1 Winners Amanda Welsh and Cheyenne Wimberley with their 13.77 runs - first round win for both cowgirls! 

These round interviews are brought to you by the BarrelRacingMagazine.com team in Vegas and The Royal Crown! 

Dec 03, 202121:31
S2 Ep. 13 Jessica Routier

S2 Ep. 13 Jessica Routier

Jessica Routier is a down to earth horsewoman who has been winning in the barrel racing arenas her whole life - yet making it to Vegas was never a top goal. However, when the standout mare known as Missy came into her life, Jessica followed her path to the NFR - now heading there for the 4th time in 2021. We finally got the chance to talk to Jessica a few weeks ago, and if you haven't seen the video of her crew heading to Vegas go check out our Facebook post from this week. We will be cheering them on. Hope you enjoy this episode - and our exciting announcement to kick it off!

Dec 01, 202142:02
S2 Ep. 12 Dona Kay Rule

S2 Ep. 12 Dona Kay Rule

Dona Kay Rule spent her life training and selling her winners, but when High Valor came into her barn, he changed that. Now a 3X NFR qualifier riding an AQHA Horse of the Year, Dona Kay is a true cowgirl that anyone can look up to. We can't wait to see these two return to Vegas to make up for lost time in 2020, coming off their recent WPRA Finals Championship!

Nov 24, 202141:47
S2 Ep. 11 DaCota Monk

S2 Ep. 11 DaCota Monk

DaCota Monk has been jockeying standout horses for years, but really stood out with the incredible mare Famous Lemon Drop in 2020. This year his standout BS Born Ta Cash has won multiple futurities including over $75,000 at the Ardmore Futurity in September. Going into the NFR we start talking to the ladies who qualified, however the trainers behind some of those superstar horses deserve the spotlight as well. We hope to see Famous Lemon Drop run down the Thomas and Mack alley with Stevi Hillman, so no better time to share where her story starts - with DaCota!

Nov 17, 202145:10
S2 Ep.10 Kyle LeLeux

S2 Ep.10 Kyle LeLeux

Kyle LeLeux has been in the winners circle all year on his gorgeous gray stallion Dollys StreakNBadger - including winning the Royal Crown Futurity this August. He is an owner, trainer, stallion owner and competitor and has some great insight to all avenues of the industry! We had the chance to talk to him right before the Ruby Buckle in Memphis where he went on to win over $15,000!

Nov 10, 202139:10
S2 Ep. 9 Shali Lord

S2 Ep. 9 Shali Lord

This weeks episode is with a multiple time NFR qualifier and circuit champion - Shali Lord. She talks about a different side of the industry. Her specialty is taking already trained horses to the next level - seasoning and teaching them to win at the pro rodeos. She has proven time and time again she has what it takes to win and it was fun hearing from her about her first NFR in 2005 with the infamous bay, Slider to the 2019 NFR with her main mount CanMan. Talk a listen and let us know what you think!

Nov 04, 202136:27
S2 Ep. 8 Lisa Miladinovich Aint Seen Nothin Yet

S2 Ep. 8 Lisa Miladinovich Aint Seen Nothin Yet

Aint Seen Nothin Yet has been a stallion to watch with his incredible foals such as Aint Seen Me Yet, Promise Me Famous Guys, and Aint Seen Famous Yet winning everywhere they go. We got the chance to speak with Aint Seen Nothing Yet's awesome owner, Lisa Miladinovich, about how this stallion became a part of her life, how she manages being a stallion owner with a full time job outside of the horse industry, and her thoughts on the industry. You don't want to miss a second of this episode!

Oct 27, 202140:47
S2 Ep. 7 Izzy and Tara Coughlin

S2 Ep. 7 Izzy and Tara Coughlin

Up next, the Coughlin's, 10 year old Izzy and her mom Tara. After watching Izzy and her five year old futurity horse clean house to the tune of $120,000 last week at the Pink Buckle, Kayla just knew we had to share their story, and we are so glad we got the chance to talk. She may only be 10, but she sure has some great advice that will surely take her far in her barrel racing career, and we got the chance to hear from the parent's perspective as well with Tara!

Oct 20, 202151:33
S2 Ep. 6 Sharin Hall

S2 Ep. 6 Sharin Hall

We got the chance to talk with Sharin Hall right before her massive win at the Breeder's Challenge. Sharin is having a fairy tale year, but her career has been full of ups and downs that she had to persevere through. This million dollar rider shares how her training has evolved over the years and how she has learned to really enjoy the little moments now. We cant wait to cheer on Stella and Sharin for the rest of 2021 as she wraps up this record breaking futurity season!

Sep 30, 202140:10
Ep 5: Lainee Sampson

Ep 5: Lainee Sampson

Seven years ago Irish Pay was added to the stallion roster of Sampson Family Ranch and since then they have jumped right into the deep end of industry investments being apart of the first set of Pink Buckle stallion owners. Long before that however, Lainee and TK Sampson and their two boys have been raising cattle and horses in Western South Dakota and winning in the rodeos and futurity scene. We can’t wait to talk about how their program is growing, standing Irish Pay, what breakaway is adding to the breeding scene and more.
Sep 28, 202142:34
S2 Ep. 5 Andre Coehlo

S2 Ep. 5 Andre Coehlo

Andre Coehlo is a good friend and a very talented trainer that you will see time and time again in the winners circle. We have been waiting to be able to talk to him about his training program and history coming from Brazil, a bit about the differences between Brazilian and US barrel racing and how he manages riding as many as he does as head trainer for Smoke Creek Quarter Horses in Bennett, CO.  This is a real life story about wanting to get better, stepping out of your comfort zone and making your dreams come true!

Sep 21, 202141:02
S2 Ep. 4 Nicole Waggoner Ludwick

S2 Ep. 4 Nicole Waggoner Ludwick

Nicole Waggoner Ludwick is a 5x Mountain States Circuit Finalist and if you see her entered, she has a darn good chance of winning. Her story and approach to barrel racing is a bit different than many of our guests. She takes the winters off and is a full time school teacher. It is obviously working for her and her horses and goes to show that you can win inside the rodeo arena and have a full life and career outside of it.

Sep 14, 202139:58
S2 Ep.3 LaTricia Mundorf

S2 Ep.3 LaTricia Mundorf

LaTricia Mundorf is a true legend in our sport, earning over 1.6 million dollars in her career and riding horses such as FireWaterOnTheRocks, Dial it Fast, the one and only "Duke" and so many more on her resume. From NFR qualifiers, AQHA world champions and most recently a Ruby Buckle Championship, this conversation covers just about everything that has to do with Barrel Racing.

Sep 07, 202142:18
S2 Ep. 2 Nikki Steffes Hansen

S2 Ep. 2 Nikki Steffes Hansen

Coming up next is the all around legend Nikki Steffes Hansen! From high school to the NFR, she excelled in all events, won the College Rodeo Central Rocky Mountain Region Barrels and All Around title 5 times, all while earning her double major in molecular biology and medical microbiology. This episode is full of great stories about how Nikki's life was headed in one direction, and suddenly changes to another. You aren't going to want to miss this!

Aug 23, 202144:36
S2 Ep. 1 Jordan Bassett Kircher
Aug 16, 202140:54
Ep. 48 Troy Flaharty

Ep. 48 Troy Flaharty

Troy Flaharty is known throughout the industry for his balanced and high quality bits that horses have won millions in. You do not have to be a barrel racer to know how much barrel racers love bits, so we thought we would go straight to the source. Troy is a wealth of knowledge, and it seems he has seen almost everything when it comes to the rodeo industry. 

Jul 20, 202154:55
Ep. 47 Kelsey Hayden

Ep. 47 Kelsey Hayden

This California Cowgirl has some awesome stories about starting at the bottom, traveling to local jackpots and riding other's horses, to owning her own and traveling the country and competing for the industries biggest payouts. Kelsey is one to watch out for as she travels down the road, and her story is one of hard work and perseverance that we can all learn from. 

Jul 12, 202157:14
Ep. 46 Kelsey Treharne

Ep. 46 Kelsey Treharne

Kelsey Treharne started her career winning in the goat tying and breakaway roping, but quickly excelled in the futurity world becoming a million dollar winner before her 28th birthday. She often has a trailer full of horses entered wherever she goes. From winning the American Semi-Finals to the Fort Smith Futurity and everything in between, Kelsey knows what it takes to be a champion. It was fun to get a chance to see how she manages it all. 

Jul 04, 202101:02:35
Ep. 45 Jodee Miller

Ep. 45 Jodee Miller

This week our episode is with the gal who just made history in Fort Smith by being the first Breeder/Owner/Rider to win both the futurity and derby, Jodee Miller. Jodee took home the crown in both categories on FrenchStreaktoVegas colts, which happens to be the Stallion that Jodee and her sister created their program, MR Performance Horses, around. This is a great story that you aren't going to want to miss. #FortSmithChamps #frenchstreaktovegas #mrperformancehorses

May 30, 202147:48
Ep. 44 Jill Lane

Ep. 44 Jill Lane

Jill Lane Quarter Horses is known throughout the nation for their quality breeding program and the prospects they create year after year. Jill Lane does it all herself: from collecting stallions to breeding the mares, from raising the foals to training and competing on them, Jill has her hand in every pot the barrel racing industry has to offer. Her honest approach and desire to improve not only her program, but the entire industry makes us a huge fan of Jill and the horses in her trailer. She focuses on fast sprinting quarter horses, and we like her style. #JillLaneQuarterHorses #TheMoneyBarrel 

May 23, 202152:48
Ep. 43 Marcie Wilson

Ep. 43 Marcie Wilson

Marcie Wilson is known for her fast horses, her competitive drive, and her love for her family. As the mother of two children and the youngest of four barrel racing sisters, Marcie has barrel racing in her blood. Kayla got the opportunity to talk all things barrel racing with Marcie, to include how her upbringing has shaped her into the horsewoman she is today, her family's story of how they came to purchase "The Goodbye Lane", and how she keeps her head in the game when running for thousands and thousands of dollars. What an awesome story! #TheGoodbyeLane #MarcieWilson #TheMoneyBarrel

May 09, 202159:40
Ep. 42 Jimmie Munroe

Ep. 42 Jimmie Munroe

This week Kayla had the opportunity to talk with a true legend of the industry, Jimmie Munroe. Jimmie shares with us her story-from being a breakaway roper turned World Champion Barrel Racer, Tie-Down Roper and All Around Cowgirl, to how she has always felt the need to give back to the sport that has given her so much. An 11X NFR qualifier, past WPRA president, National Pro-Rodeo and National Cowboy Hall of Famer - this is such a great story about about how far the industry has come as well as Jimmie's thoughts on where we are headed. #WPRA #HallofFame #JimmieMunroe

Apr 28, 202101:01:08
Ep. 41 Performance Horse Academy: Samantha Winslow

Ep. 41 Performance Horse Academy: Samantha Winslow

This week, we got a second chance to sit down with Samantha Winslow of the Performance Horse Academy. So much knowledge crammed into a one hour podcast. Performance Horse Academy uses proven research during their lesson plans to produce results in the form of faster times and sounder horses. Listening to Sam, its pretty obvious she is passionate, knowledgeable, and wants what is best for you and your partner. PerfHorseAcademy.com #PerformanceHorseAcademy #SamanthaWinslow #TheMoneyBarrel

Apr 25, 202101:19:01
Ep. 40 Lacey Harmon

Ep. 40 Lacey Harmon

This was such a fun conversation! If you know Lacey Harmon you know her laugh and smile are infectious! She is the Queen of $100K slot race wins and every year has some fantastic home raised horses running down the alley. Tune in this weekend to hear her story. #splitboneranch #slotracechampion #bepositive @lacey_harmon

Apr 18, 202148:23
Ep. 39 Dr. Becca Dietz

Ep. 39 Dr. Becca Dietz

This week we got the opportunity to speak with Dr. Becca Dietz. Dr. Dietz is a breeding specialist at Littleton Equine in Colorado. If you are preparing to breed in the 2021 season, or have ever wondered about the process, this is the episode for you! 

Apr 07, 202152:14
Ep. 38 Janna Brown

Ep. 38 Janna Brown

If you have paid attention to any of the results of the biggest races in the industry lately they all have one thing in common - Janna Brown's name is near the top! Coming off a busy few weeks including winning the American Semi Finals long go and being the reserve derby champ at the Elite we got the opportunity to talk to Janna about her training program. Not only is she an outstanding jockey and trainer, she is a mom to a very busy little boy and has to manage it all while continuing to win. You will enjoy this one! 

Mar 28, 202151:43
Ep. 37 Vauna Walker

Ep. 37 Vauna Walker

We had her daughter, Anita Ellis, on our podcast last year and it was about time we got to talk to the one and only Vauna Walker! A million dollar rider known for her consistent winning ways year in and year out, it was great to have the opportunity to pick her brain on her futurity horse philosophy. From exhibitioning to bits, picking races to enter, keeping them sane and how she got started, we talked about everything!

Mar 22, 202148:07
Ep. 36 Amanda Welsh

Ep. 36 Amanda Welsh

If you haven’t heard of Amanda Welsh yet, take one look the the current WPRA standings. After watching a few runs of hers and her outstanding gelding Firefly you will be a fan! A friend of mine since college rodeo days, I’m excited to share Amanda’s story of her family’s program, how she balances her dream of making the finals with her full time job as a mommy of two and a few fun tidbits about her thoughts on tack and traveling partners.

Mar 14, 202149:25
Ep. 35 Dr. Devan Catalano

Ep. 35 Dr. Devan Catalano

We had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Devan Catalano, Director of Nutrition for Woody’s Horse Nutrition and it was such a great, easy to listen to and learn from type of conversation. With it being breeding season we wanted to talk to someone who really knows the ins and outs of providing your mares and foals the very best nutrition to help them grow to their genetic potential.

Mar 13, 202101:01:43
Ep. 34 Leslie Kinsel

Ep. 34 Leslie Kinsel

Widely known for her heel kicks celebrating a fast run of her 3X world champ daughter at the NFR, Leslie Kinsel has spent her life dedicated to her family and raising her kids and training the next set of winning horses. We had a great conversation about her time raising her kids in this industry, a little about horses and the day Sister joined their family and more. We are excited to share this episode that is full of wise words and maybe a few funny stories!

Feb 27, 202101:20:32
Ep. 33 WPRA 101 with Heidi Uecker-Schmidt
Feb 20, 202101:12:44
Ep. 32 Mary Ellen Hickman

Ep. 32 Mary Ellen Hickman

We had a fantastic talk with Mary Ellen Hickman - the founder of Future Fortunes. The knowledge she has gained from of a lifetime spent in our industry that she willing to share was fantastic. A true game changer for our sport. We hope everyone enjoys this one as much as we did!


Feb 13, 202101:18:23
Ep. 31 Dr. JD Conway

Ep. 31 Dr. JD Conway

We’re back this week! We had the great opportunity to talk to Dr. JD Conway - a performance and lameness equine vet who is very involved in the pharmaceutical research side of the industry. We discussed treatments, injections, lasix, preventative care, vet kits and more! Very excited to share some great knowledge with every one, and I bet this isn’t the only episode Dr. Conway will be on.

Feb 06, 202101:01:60
Ep. 30 Bendi Dunn

Ep. 30 Bendi Dunn

This week, we have the opportunity to share our talk with Bendi Dunn! Their story of their small time start with one of the most extraordinary mares of our industry, Mulberry Canyon Moon, shows what hard work and big dreams can lead to. They now own and operate Dunn Ranch and are truly creating more legends for our industry. Tune in this weekend to hear more!

Jan 24, 202145:55
Ep. 29 Charlie Cole
Jan 18, 202147:47
Ep. 28 So You Want to be a Producer?

Ep. 28 So You Want to be a Producer?

This weeks episode is all about sharing the experiences from the producers point of view! We asked producers to send us some of their stories and added our own to highlight some of the things producers have to manage. Disclaimer - this is a very honest, no sugar coating type of conversation. But you asked for it, so here it is! Look for it’s release Saturday!

Jan 09, 202101:06:33
Ep. 27 Tricia Aldridge
Jan 02, 202159:42
Ep. 26 The Sun Frost Story - Tigh and Bree Cowan

Ep. 26 The Sun Frost Story - Tigh and Bree Cowan

With the dominance displayed in the rodeo this past week by a daughter of PC Frenchmans Hayday – we decided to go to the start of this dynasty and talk with Tigh and Breelyn Cowan of T4 Quarter Horses – and the home of Sun Frost. Tigh's dad, Pat Cowan, is responsible for this yellow stallion who undeniably helped create a tougher, more gritty and fast breed of barrel horse and equine athlete. We discussed the history from the start – how a trio of full brothers to Sun Frost (Running Gun, Pick Pocket and Frostwood Roan) led to the search for Sun Frost to keep a stallion; how he started his competitive career as a cutting horse at the high school rodeos as a two year old; the day a sucker rod through his gaskin almost ended his life as a 3yo and what led to the sale of PC Frenchmans Hayday and the legacy that move has created. We touched on the different type of reputation some think about when you mention Sun Frost but also how once you understand that their uncanny intelligence and ability to think fast while moving their feet you realize how special they are. This was a fun one!

Dec 21, 202045:21
Ep. 25 Brett Monroe and Cody Bauserman

Ep. 25 Brett Monroe and Cody Bauserman

Have you ever wanted to be the fly on the wall in a room with industry legends just sharing their thoughts with friends ? Well we got that chance! With our co-host Ashley Schafer this week - we are sharing a great conversation with Brett Monroe and Cody Bauserman! Cody and Brett have been winning since the 1980s - each having won over $2,000,000 in their careers. From $100k slot race wins to multiple BFA Ft Smith titles and everything in between, these two have forgot more then most of us will ever know. What an opportunity!

Dec 12, 202059:27
Ep. 24 Jimmie Smith
Dec 05, 202043:04
Ep. 23 Wenda Johnson

Ep. 23 Wenda Johnson

Kayla got the opportunity to speak with the #14 cowgirl in the world headed into the 2020 NFR, Wenda Johnson. Known for dominating at the futurities and big jackpots, to include winning the Xtreme Millions Barrel Race this year, Wenda is looking to keep the winning streak alive in Arlington. Wenda has a unique story that you are not going to want to miss, and you might learn a thing or two along the way. 

Dec 02, 202043:29
Ep. 22 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Ep. 22 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi

Lucky for all of us - we were able to talk to the CHAMP! Knocking on the door of the $3 Million earning mark, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi visited with us for a little this morning. We discussed everything - from her riding double with her dad to the play days growing up since they didn’t have a trailer, to how she manages her 50 head herd of elite equine athletes with her husband Garrett. It was a fun talk with one of the legends in our game heading into the NFR as the #1 cowgirl and coming off her BFA week with her reserve world titles in the Juvi and Futurity - talk about winning at all levels!

Nov 30, 202054:11
Ep. 21 Meka Farr

Ep. 21 Meka Farr

We were excited to take advantage of our opportunity to talk to the 2020 Wilderness Circuit Finals and year end champion Meka Farr! She’s a mom and wife with a full time job, plus trains her own horses and rodeos with the best of them. She shares the story of her amazing partner “Woody” who she purchased for next to nothing as a yearling out of a sale. We share how she went from that moment to years like 2020 winning her second circuit title and winning one of the toughest rodeos of the year - Spanish Fork!

Nov 28, 202049:22
Ep. 20 Hailey Kinsel

Ep. 20 Hailey Kinsel

Tonight we had the chance to visit with the 2x champ of the world, American champ and current world record holder on a WPRA rodeo standard pattern - Hailey Kinsel! It was a fun talk about all things rodeo, from keeping them in shape to hopping on different horses and how she navigated the year of 2020. We also touched base on the sponsor and social media aspect of our industry and she had some great thoughts on it. 

Nov 21, 202059:59
Ep. 19 Tiany Schuster

Ep. 19 Tiany Schuster

This week we are back on our NFR qualifier series with 2X NFR qualifier Tiany Schuster ! She was recently crowned the NBHA World Champion and we got to talk about the ups and downs of rodeo - from taking 4 years to fill her permit to winning Calgary, Showmance’s colic surgery and return to winning, how she manages her herd of 30 geldings and more! It was an honest and fun conversation!

Nov 14, 202057:01
Ep. 18 Kelly Yates

Ep. 18 Kelly Yates

This week, Kayla talks with lifelong cowgirl, Kelly Yates, who just won her second straight Mountain States Circuit Finals. The reserve world champ made her legacy with the industry changing mare Firewater Fiesta. We talked about her time with Fiesta, how rodeo has changed in her eyes, about the colts she runs and more!

Nov 07, 202044:44
Ep. 17 Emily Beisel

Ep. 17 Emily Beisel

Next up - newly married 2X NFR qualifier Emily Beisel (formerly Emily Miller)! She lit the Thomas and Mack on fire last December and then planned on a light winter rodeo schedule which turned into overcoming the hurdles of COVID and young horse rodeo seasoning to make it back to Arlington this year. This was a great conversation talking about the highs and lows of rodeos, how she balances barrel racing and living a “normal” life with her husband Austin and what she is doing to prepare for the craziest NFR ever

Oct 31, 202056:49
Ep. 16 Shelley Morgan

Ep. 16 Shelley Morgan

Our first 2020 NFR qualifier to share their story with The Money Barrel is Shelley Morgan! Her first trip to the NFR was in 2009, and in February 2010 she lost her great horse Short Go. Since then she shares her story of getting back to the bright lights of Vegas (aka Arlington) this year and how her mare, Kiss, has restored her confidence ! We talked about her prep for the NFR which kicks off in just 6 weeks and how she tackled the 2020 rodeo season to stay #7 in the world to qualify this year.

Oct 24, 202050:23
Ep. 15 Hallie Hanssen

Ep. 15 Hallie Hanssen

 Up next on The Money Barrel - million dollar cowgirl Hallie Hanssen! She just wrapped up an incredible weekend at the Pink Buckle running back to back 16.7s on a standard pattern to win both rounds and the Open 1D Average and over $45,000! We talked about her superstar mare Tres Movidas aka “Vida”, a little oopsie this spring, about rodeos, bits, how her and her husband Lee survive training 23+ horses at a time and staying happily married - and about anything else you could think of!

Oct 17, 202053:34
Ep. 14 Crystal Nichols

Ep. 14 Crystal Nichols

Today we had the opportunity to talk to Crystal Nichols of NickelBar Ranch. Crystal and her husband Radley have created one of the best breeding programs in the nation focusing on kind, solid, sane and winning barrel horses! They own Shawne Bug Leo, Al Cappone, Dashin Dynamo, The Kingsmen and Tres Fortunes. Not only do they focus on superior sires, they have incorporated top mares - such as TR Dashing Badger - into their program to produce some of the best prospects you can find! We were able to talk about all things that go into owning a stallion and how NickelBar Ranch came into existence. 

Oct 12, 202049:33
Ep. 13 Molly Otto
Oct 03, 202036:47
Ep. 12 Futurity and Stallion Incentive 101

Ep. 12 Futurity and Stallion Incentive 101

Kayla gives a quick run down of the Futurity and Derby world, and talks about Stallion Incentives that each of your horses might be eligible for. Tune in to see if you are missing opportunities to bring home a little extra money at your next race. 

Sep 21, 202033:00
Ep. 11 Anita Ellis

Ep. 11 Anita Ellis

Anita Ellis - the first time futurity trainer that has been winning HUGE checks all year - is our guest this week! We got to talk about her year, what led her to training her first colt after almost 20 years away from riding, her not-so-secret weapon in her mom who is always able to give advice, how she overcomes her nerves while running and more!

Sep 12, 202046:22
Ep. 10 Amelia McCumber

Ep. 10 Amelia McCumber

Had an awesome talk this morning with Amelia McCumber! She took a different path to barrel racing success - by buying some young horses while focusing on her career and getting her medical degree to be a PA and then entering the futurity world. We talk about sticking it out with the difficult horses and how investing in her own knowledge helped her turn Wally aka Ain’t Seen Famous Yet from a watchy colt that broke into a trot his first time entered to a barn burning winner whose won over $154,000 since May 2019!

Sep 05, 202051:08
Ep. 9 Lainie Whitmire

Ep. 9 Lainie Whitmire

We had the opportunity to talk to Lainie Whitmire of Whitmire Ranch and can’t wait to release this episode! We discussed her background growing up around the race tracks and how her filly Whistle Stop Cafe won the All American Futurity time trials last weekend. We got to touch base on she got into the cutting scene and has now created the World Cutting Horse Association and how always having a barrel horse around and doing a little math led her and her family to purchasing JL Dash Ta Heaven.  Can you tell she puts 150% into everything she does?

Aug 29, 202050:02
Ep. 8 Samantha Winslow

Ep. 8 Samantha Winslow

This next episode, with Samantha Winslow of Interval Timing and the Performance Horse Academy may as well be titled “the hard truths of barrel racing!” She talks about barrel racing in a different light - how the bio mechanics of the horse and rider can slow us down or speed us up in the pattern. We will talk to Sam multiple times, but her first episode has some mic drop moments that we can’t wait to share!

Aug 22, 202001:23:55
Ep 7: Liz Herrin

Ep 7: Liz Herrin

We are excited to get the chance to talk to Liz Herrin this week. A 2X College National Champion Barrel Racer and a winning all around cowgirl - she was sitting in the top 25 of the world when a freak accident with her good horse changed her life. She’s back to winning ways, but we can’t wait to share her story and how she overcame what could’ve been a deathly accident.

Aug 14, 202001:22:16
Ep 6: Samantha Flannery

Ep 6: Samantha Flannery

We can’t wait to talk to Samantha Flannery - a top 50 leading futurity trainer out of South Dakota that’s says it how it is, isn’t afraid to circle a barrel twice in competition and is one of the toughest competitors in the nation! She mainly focuses on 5 year old futurity horses and has rode many different bloodlines to the winners circle. This is going to be a fun one!

Aug 08, 202049:06
Ep. 4 Maggie Poloncic

Ep. 4 Maggie Poloncic

Maggie Poloncic not only trains and runs one of the most impressive athletes of our industry today, Ain’t Seen Me Yet, she is also an accomplished ballerina, dancer, and fitness guru. We can’t wait to talk to Maggie about how she went from buying finished horses to compete on, to taking it in her own hands with “Puff”. We ask Maggie how her commitments have changed focus over the years. From being very involved in a dance studio, to professional barrel racing, and back. Maggie talks about how she decided to skip futurities all together and why fitness is such a high importance, even for the rider.

Jul 26, 202059:27
Ep 3: Kathy Grimes

Ep 3: Kathy Grimes

There are many people who raise, train, and run their own horses. However, there are not very many who start from breeding the mare and flushing embryos themselves, to raising and training them, winning at the futurities, and making the NFR on those very horses. Dr. Kathy Grimes will be on our podcast to talk about what her journey has been like, how she manages everything she does, traveling solo with only her cat, Freeway, as a copilot and everything in between! Kathy owns one of the industry’s top blue hen mares, Do It For Beau, and that mare is yet another that Kathy bred and raised herself. It’s an awesome story and we can’t wait to share it!

Jul 23, 202046:17
Ep 2: Bill and Cheryl Kennedy

Ep 2: Bill and Cheryl Kennedy

What started as Smoke Creek Wirehairs has turned into a nations lifetime top 20 futurity breeding program including raising champions of the 5 State Futurity, Colorado Classic, Cornhusker, Greg Olson, MVP, BFA Futurity and Juvenile and so much more. We are so excited to talk to Bill and Cheryl Kennedy of Smoke Creek Quarter Horses about their breeding program, what it’s like to be an owner in the futurity game, how they manage their program with two very full time jobs, what their goals are, the way they give back to the industry in a variety of event sponsorships and a few more fun stories to share!

Jul 19, 202001:23:54
Ep 1: Taylor Hildreth

Ep 1: Taylor Hildreth

Described as talented, fun loving yet serious, goofy and laid back - with a quarter of a million dollars in earnings to her name - this mom of two, futurity champ, past competitive downhill skier and probably the friendliest barrel racer you’ll ever meet, gets to be first out on our show as this was part her idea. We will be talking with Taylor Hildreth on what the rollercoaster ride of training futurity colts is like, how she got into training, what it’s like being married to a horse shoer, and anything else we might happen to think of.

Jul 18, 202058:35