Rhonda Dowell and Levi have been on a hot streak, with big wins at tough races like Henderson’s Arena. With some smoking bloodlines on this awesome horse and top training, too, Rhonda and Levi will be firing away come Friday! This duo will run #6 in the draw at The Best of the Best in Ohio Barrel Race, and will surely bring in some big bids in our Calcutta (which will pay out 70/30, with 30 percent going to United Cerebral Palsy).
Tell us about the horse you’ll be running in The Best of the Best in Ohio Barrel Race. (Name, bloodlines, style, age, owner, any other fun details.)
Purified By Fire is an 8-year-old gelding. He is by Pure D Dash, and his dam is Smooth Firewater. I bought him through Fackler Performance Horses as a 2 year old. He is a free runner with so much heart and loves his job.
What is the biggest race this horse has won?
It was at Jackson this year in june won the warm up and the open with a 15.6.
What is your biggest win as a barrel racer?
The Martha Josey clinic in Wilmington, Ohio because it was my first year of barrel racing.
Have you ever run at the WB Ranch before? (If so, what did you think of the facility and the ground, and how did your horses work there?)
I have only been there once, and it seemed to be a nice place.
Tell us one little-known fact about you or your horse.
He loves to play ball. He has a big ball in the arena, and he loves to chase it, and sometimes he will jump on it.
This race is all about charity – What’s the biggest cause you believe in and why?
I believe that all charities are important. Each one of us has had someone in our lives to have a cause for whatever reason. We all are doing something to help one another. I have no one cause because all causes need help and are very important so I will support this charity and levi will too. We are so proud to be a part of this and good luck to everyone!