About

Barrel Racing Magazine is the ultimate source for barrel racing tips and training, industry news, and all the insightful stories on leading horses and riders from across the entire barrel racing landscape.

Mission Statement

At BARRELRACINGMAGAZINE.COM we strive to be your No. 1 trusted resource for engaging industry news and views, inspiring human and equine profiles, as well as all the expert barrel racing tips, tack, health and training information needed to keep you up to speed. Stayed informed, educated and inspired with Barrelracingmagazine.com.

Meet The Barrel Racing Magazine Editorial Team

Bonnie Wheatley brings a lifetime of professional experience in the Western industry to her role as Barrel Racing Content Director for BarrelRacing.com and Barrel Racing Magazine. She grew up a horse trainer’s kid immersed in ranching and the Western lifestyle before graduating from the University of California at Davis and relocating to the eastern plains of Colorado. When not researching and writing  exciting new content, Wheatley enjoys running barrels, showing reined cow horses, cheering at her daughter Sage’s sporting events, and for her husband, Scot, and son, Regan, at team ropings and horse shows.

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Chelsea Shaffer is the Western editorial director for The Breakaway Roping Journal, The Team Roping Journal and Horse&Rider. A long-time advocate of women’s roping, Shaffer won the 2017 WPRA Media Award for the promotion of the sport. A graduate of Ohio University’s Honor’s Tutorial College, Shaffer prioritizes solid news reporting and storytelling in her writing. She lives in Fort Lupton, Colorado, with her husband and daughter.

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A former intern for the company, Casey Allen is now a Jr. Western Digital Content Producer for Barrel Racing Magazine, The Breakaway Roping Journal, and The Team Roping Journal. Casey grew up in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin, where she competed in college rodeo while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in sports business and served as a graduate assistant coach while completing her master’s degree in business administration. Casey currently competes in both PRCA/WPRA and amateur rodeos in the barrel racing and breakaway roping and is the host of The Breakaway Breakdown Podcast.