barrel racing

Fallon Taylor, Cowboy Swagger Take Home Champion Title At 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

Champion barrel racer Fallon Taylor takes on a new challenge every year: in 2018, she took up show jumping. This year, she took on the Thoroughbred Makeover. Already a champion — she was the 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion and 2018 AQHA World Champion — Taylor can add one more line to her […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: An Eye On Equine Wellness

Elisabeth Carter has been riding horses as long as she can remember. She has competed in rodeos since junior high all the way to the collegiate level and has competitively barrel raced for over ten years. She currently serves as vice president of the Southern Arizona Barrel Racing Association. Carter also trains her own horses […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Toughest Off-Track Horse’ Finds Her Way

Just like humans, every horse is different. They react differently to situations, they learn things in different ways and they express themselves in a nuanced and unique fashion. As we’ve covered in this column time and time again, Thoroughbreds can often make a successful and relatively easy transition from racing to riding or showing. They […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: An ‘All-Around Horse’ With A Side Hustle

Recently studies have shown that today’s professionals – especially those in their 20s, 30s and 40s – often have more than one source of income. Commonly referred to as having a “side hustle,” these budding entrepreneurs do everything from waiting tables and tending bar to designing websites, starting small retail business, baking…even writing a weekly […]

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Thoroughbred-Only Event At Florida Horse Park Offering $36,000 In Prizes

The Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Exposition will take place March 24-26, 2017, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. With contestants competing in barrel racing, cross-country, dressage, freestyle, polo, showjumping, show hunter and working ranch/racetrack pony horse, awards will also be awarded to the top Junior and Amateur contestants in each of the eight disciplines. A […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover – Day 2

Lexington, KY (Oct 28, 2016) – The 2016 Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Finale happens tomorrow, Saturday, October 28 in the TCA Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Preliminary competition began Thursday and wrapped up today. More than 300 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses competed in one or two of 10 equestrian disciplines: Barrel Racing, Competitive […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Not Her First Thoroughbred Rodeo

It’s not often you see a Thoroughbred running barrels in a lively and loud rodeo setting. When you do, it’s even less often you find a professional rodeo rider in the saddle. But professional barrel racer Lindsay Jensen is bucking that trend, most recently with a gray Thoroughbred mare named Arghazi, and she’s picking up […]

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‘No Slots For You’: Florida Appeals Court Deals Blow To Barrel Racing Track

A Florida appeals court has overturned its own earlier decision that would have permitted slot machines at a Gretna, Fla., facility previously licensed as a “pari-mutuel” barrel racing track. According to Dara Kam, writing for the News Service of Florida, the ruling by the First District Court of Appeal “sent ripples throughout the state’s pari-mutuel […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Keeping Things Grounded

It’s not too often that you find an off-track Thoroughbred that was unraced but didn’t retire until he was five, but that’s exactly what happened to the horse Joe Desoto. Sven, as he’s known these days, was purchased for $500 by a pair of University of Kentucky students who have aspirations of competing with him […]

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