What: A bulls and barrels, part of Fox Hollow’s Summer Buckle Series
Who: Mainly locals. Fox Hollow Stock.
Time: There seemed to be a good deal of confusion on when things were starting, but the rodeo actually started around 6:30 with the Jackpot Bulls, followed by the Jackpot Barrels.
Fees: $7 admission and $18 entry.
Added Money: $100
The Ground: What Ground? At the beginning of the show, the ring crew watered the arena and then drug it with the same piece of equipment used to drag a baseball field with.
In this photo, you can see the rut around the first barrel that made the ground difficult to manage.
The ground was made up of some light sand, and WOW was it slick. Plus, quite the hole was created at the first barrel.
A view of the light, sandy ground.
Overall: It wasn’t a bad little barrel race. There seemed to be over 20 girls, and some pretty good cowgirls and horses pulled in before it was all said and done. One of my hauling partner’s horses slipped on the third barrel pretty bad, and for some reason they chose to use plastic barrels, so there were a TON of knock downs. Also, they just ran an outgate but no alleyway. The gate was nestled between two sets of bleachers, so pedestrians were a huge hazard running out. The timer was set DIRECTLY at the out gate, so you had to run the whole way out the gate or risk losing time. TIMER + OUTGATE + PEDESTRIANS ON CELL PHONES/KIDS = BAD NEWS!
Results: Brooke Vaughn won the barrels with a 14.91, and I followed with a 15.14. It paid $177 to win it, and $107 to be second.
A picture of my barrel horse turning the second barrel.