Tag: Barrel Racing

  • One Day at a Time

    Meet Brooke. The past few years have been an incredible journey, not knowing what life had in store for her. So she took it one day at a time. As a young, vibrant barrel racer, Brooke was on top of the world. She was young, had many accomplishments under her belt already, such as multiple […]

  • Birth of a Champion

    Contestants are gearing up and counting down to the 40th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo, while one in particular has an interesting task on hand while she is there. Lee Ann Rust, a CFR barrel racing competetior will be there to barrel race, but also to sign a brand new children’s book that she has written. […]

  • Starting the Barrel Horse

    So you have a horse that you think can be a barrel horse, or you want to be a barrel horse. How do you know when or if they are ready to get started? I am going to write from my personal experiences, and share with you. We all get in the mode of: Lets […]

  • Hell or High Water Rodeo Wrap Up

    Well, the Hell or High Water Rodeo has come and gone, and people are wondering how much was raised and where it is going. The day started out with the arena being very wet, with puddles everywhere – go figure, a rodeo for flood relief, so I guess Mother Nature wanted to remind everyone why […]

  • Cowboys and Colts

    Shortly after graduating from university, with a Bachelor of Commerce, Gregg Garvie headed to Australia to play professional hockey. He returned home to Alberta after almost a year to continue playing hockey, which he says, “never panned out”. He then had aspirations to become a veterinarian, and went to work at a feedlot alongside a […]

  • Words of Wisdom

      Recently I wrote a post on the sacrifices and challenges of going pro. I’m taking that a step further with these interviews with some of the elite barrel racers in the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association, wherein I’ve asked them what it honestly takes. Here is what they had to say: Nancy Csabay, Canadian Finals Rodeo & Calgary […]

  • Stepping Right

    I woke up Friday morning, and the stress hit me instantly. I had a couple rodeos over the weekend, and knew I would be on my own travelling. My husband and niece have been going to the amateur rodeos, and I have been headed the opposite direction to the pro rodeos. I then remembered, I […]

  • Are You Ready to go Pro?

    Most of us at some point of our lives have questioned, am I good enough to go pro? Could I be a professional at this? Whether it be baseball, football, tennis, or barrel racing, there is a lot to think about before taking that step. Are you willing to sacrifice what it takes to get […]

  • Alberta Barrel Racing Association Finals

    As the summer begins to wind down, there is one major barrel racing event to compete at – the Alberta Barrel Racing Association Finals. The Finals are held in Ponoka, at the newer Ag Events Center. Amazing building. Over the weekend, that arena hosted roughly 2,000 barrel runs over the course of four days. Thank […]