Hailey Kinsel NFR loses reins.

No Reins No Problem: Hailey Kinsel Breaks NFR Round 9 Record in Shocking Fashion

DM Sissy Hayday must have heard that Jordon Briggs and Famous Lil Jet were back on top of the predicted […]

Dec 9, 2022

By Casey Allen

Leslie Smalygo and Gus barrel racing at the NFR.

“Big Dreams Come True, I am Proof of it.” Leslie Smalygo Gets First NFR Round Win at 47

Skiatook, Oklahoma’s Leslie Smalygo finally got tapped off in the eighth round of competition to turn in the fastest time […]

Dec 8, 2022

By Casey Allen

Wenda Johnson winning Round 7 of NFR barrel racing on Mo.

Johnson Turns Two-Handed to Take NFR Round 7 Win, Barrel Racing Aggregate Lead

Wenda Johnson pulled out all the athletic moves in 13.60 seconds inside the Thomas & Mack to keep Steal Money, […]

Dec 7, 2022

By Casey Allen

Shelley Morgan barrel racing at 2022 NFR

Morgan Makes Aggregate Moves: 2022 WPRA World Standings Updates and NFR Results

The National Finals Rodeo is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the world standings race is heated. Pre-Round 9 Update […]

Dec 7, 2022

By Casey Allen

Brittany Pozzi and Emily Beisel NFR 22 Barrel Racing

Brittany’s Back, Beisel’s Bad and Barrels Are Down: NFR Round 6 Barrel Racing

“I don’t think you’ll be able to wipe this smile off my face for a very, very long time,” said […]

Dec 6, 2022

By Casey Allen

Kinsel and Lockhart NFR barrel racing

NFR Timer Equalizes 30-Year Age Gap Between Lockhart and Kinsel

Fans in the stands in the fifth round of the 2022 National Finals Rodeo had a special treat; they got […]

Dec 6, 2022

By Casey Allen

Wenda Johnson barrel racing at NFR.

Mac Attack: NFR Barrel Racing Horse Report

Round 9 Report In Round 9, Wenda Johnson will be swapping back to the horse she used in Round 4, […]

Dec 5, 2022

By Casey Allen

Emily Beisel barrel racing at the NFR.

Good Dirt and Unicorns: Emily Beisel Fastest of 15 Clean Barrel Racing Runs in NFR Round 4

Emily Beisel and Namgis D 33, “Chongo,” won the fourth round of the NFR with a 13.60-second run thanks to […]

Dec 4, 2022

By Casey Allen

Stevi Hillman barrel racing in Round 3 of the NFR.

Round 4 Preview: Molly Powell Weighs in on Ground Concerns, Evolution of NFR Barrel Racing

Things have changed since Molly Powell made her most recent trip to the National Finals Rodeo in 2011, and even […]

Dec 4, 2022

By Casey Allen

Hailey Kinsel barrel racing at the 2022 NFR.

Groundhog Day? Hailey Kinsel and Sister Win Back-To-Back NFR Rounds

Five years ago, Hailey Kinsel won the third go-round of the 2017 National Finals Rodeo and set the arena record […]

Dec 3, 2022

By Casey Allen

Hailey Kinsel winning round 2 of NFR barrel racing.

It’s Game on Now: Danyelle Campbell Breaks Down Round 2 NFR Barrel Racing

When the final cowgirl, Jordon Briggs, exited the arena on night two of the National Finals Rodeo, she was one […]

Dec 3, 2022

By Casey Allen

Hailey Kinsel and Sister barrel racing at the 2022 NFR.

Entering the NFR No. 5 Might Be Kinsel’s Secret Sauce in World Title Race

Hailey Kinsel and DM Sissy Hayday, “Sister,” added the last of the National Finals Rodeo go-round buckles to their collection […]

Dec 2, 2022

By Casey Allen

Kassie Mowry and CP He Will be Epic NFR barrel racing

“Kassie Should Never be Underestimated,” and Other NFR Round 1 Insights with Danyelle Campbell

Some fans were surprised that Kassie Mowry pulled off a second-place finish with a smoking 13.65-second run in Round 1 […]

Dec 2, 2022

By Casey Allen

Emily Beisel and Chongo at the 2022 NFR barrel racing

Game Changer: Emily Beisel Weighs in on Unconventional Headgear and Warm-Up

Emily Beisel’s commitment to thinking outside the box—and doing whatever it takes to keep her horses working and feeling great–has […]

Dec 2, 2022

By Casey Allen

Wenda Johnson barrel racing in round 1 of the NFR

For the Love of the Horse: Wenda Johnson Wins Round 1 of the 2022 NFR

Wenda Johnson and Steal Money topped Round 1 of the 2022 National Finals Rodeo barrel racing with a 13.56-second run […]

Dec 1, 2022

By Casey Allen