The Best Little Panty Raid in Ohio

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It’s been a while, I know I know. Things are nuts, and I know that’s what I always say, but, seeeeeeriously… not kidding.

I just wanted to stop by and remind y’all to catch the Best Little Panty Raid in Ohio that On the Road with Dawn and Clea are producing! It’s going to be TOPS. If you can’t be at the Champions Center to enter up yourself, catch it online here.

Dawn and Clea have put up TONS of cash and prizes, not to mention one BAD-A Cactus Saddle that my lovely friend Cherie designed for us!

This show is to raise money for our September show, and we can’t wait to tell you about all the awesome sponsors who are back on board with us for 2013, and the NEW sponsors who are signing up by the day.

Announcing the No Brakes Tour 2013

No Brakes trophy saddles

When The Barrel Racing Blog started in 2009, I was living in Athens, Ohio, working for the Athens NEWS, a junior at Ohio University, and occasionally running Onyx at some amateur rodeos.

Well, let’s just say: Times have changed. I’m living in Eaton, Colo., next to Spicer Arena, where they put on barrel races every Tuesday night and many weekends. I’m pretty lucky, I can actually hear the announcer from my house, that’s how close we are. It’s a 16-17-second pen, with some of the best ground you can hope for.

I have so much fun working with barrel racers and our great sponsors at The Best of the Best in Ohio, that I didn’t want to just do it once a year. And, I’ve got to say, I’m also guilty of wanting to help with a barrel race that I can run at. (Don’t hate me for being a LITTLE selfish…) So, moral of the story: I want to tell you all about the No Brakes Tour.

Last year, some awesome barrel racers in Colorado wanted to put on top-of-the-line productions, with great ground and tough competition. In it’s first year, the No Brakes Tour paid out $14,000 in prize money and gave away $10,000 in awards, including five Cactus Champion Trophy Saddles from Cactus Saddlery.

The kicker: It’s all with NO membership fees

I mentioned the barrel races at Spicer Arena, and there’s races at Burns Arena, the Norris-Penrose Events Center and the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Check out the full schedule here: No Brakes Tour Event Schedule. This gives us races at big and small indoor pens and two of the best outdoor pens in the state. To qualify for awards, you’ve got to hit just 15 races. And there’s nothing too complicated about how you can win awards; it’s based on how much money you win in each division. Most money wins at the end of the year!

The No Brakes Tour gives out a Novice Horse saddle, too, for horses who haven’t won over $1,000 before nomination into the division.

If you’re in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, or just passing through, consider stopping by these shows. Most of the No Brakes stops have no processing/administration/grounds fees, and the entry fees are WAY affordable.

If you’re on Facebook, go LIKE the No Brakes Tour by clicking here!

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Macie Davidson

Order your Charlie to wear during the September Showdown!

Macie Davidson is one of the few in the race to be running two horses, and certainly the only youth to have the honor. And, (correct me if I’m wrong) Macie is the only rider bringing a pony into the snakepit that is The Best of the Best in Ohio Slot Race! But it’s not just any pony, it’s the famous Gypsy Pony! Hear about the TOUGH horses this pint-sized jockey will be pushing through the pattern. NOTE: Even if you don’t know the draw, you will know when Macie and Natalie Davidson in the pen… because their fan base hustles them as hard as they hustle their horses!

 Tell us about the horses you’re riding. 

Three Bar Meyers is a 15-year-old gelding, an own son of War Bar Meyers and Gypsy Rose is a 12-year-old appy mare.

What are your horses’ biggest wins this year and of all time?

Did we mention y’all are running for Macie Bean boots, too?

Gypsy’s biggest win was the OH IBRA Youth Saddle and Tuff hasn’t been hauled a lot this year but hoping it is the youth at Congress.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My ultimate goal is barrel racing is to place in the Sweepstakes.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride both my horses in Billy Cooks, I LOVE THEM.

What bits are in your horses’ mouths?

I run Tuff in loomis and Gypsy runs in a smooth mouth piece sliding gag with some nice electrical tape(Pudge Schneider can make it work)!

What supplements do you feed?

I feed both of them Hylamotion.

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

I won’t leave home for a barrel race without my dog Dickey

To whom do you owe most of your success?

I owe most of success to my Mom and Dad for the purchase of my horses, the Schneider Family for all their help, my big sister Natalie for always giving me pointers, and the rest of my siblings for always cheering me on.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horses. 

One fun fact about Tuff is he loves to eat granola bars and for Gypsy, I would have to say she has no idea she is a PONY.

What charity is closest to your heart?

The Charity that is closest to my heart is St. Judes

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Allie Evans

Allie and Supermodel

The Best of the Best in Ohio is only TWO days away. OMG (and yes I used OMG) there are MILES to go before we sleep (approx. 1,500 for me, that is!) and I’m sure Ms. Allie Evans has lots of loving to do on her mare, Supermodel, before the big day. Evans is riding the standout mare who won the Congress just last year with her mother aboard, and we’re excited to see what they can do against the best youth and open riders in the state (and in my humble opinion, in the country) this weekend!

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

My horse is 8-year-old LTDS Little Lady aka “Supermodel”
She is by Don Hopes old stud horse Loyal Top Deck.

What was your biggest win this year and of all time?

My biggest win this year was placing in the Top 5 of the 1D Youth at the Ohio NBHA State Show. Supermodels biggest win was winning the 2011 Nov. Amatuer Barrels at the Quarter Horse Congress with my mom.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My Ultimate goal is to ride as many great horses as I can.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a Pro Rider.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

Supermodel just runs in a D bit, no tie down.

What supplements do you feed?

She gets Acti Flex 4000 and Super Supplement

To whom do you owe your success?

I owe my sucess to my mom, Denise Evans and Travis Smith and also my grandparents, Joe and Mary Pfefferman.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse?

Fun fact about my horse is she is so mean, she hates everyone and everything.

What charity is closest to your heart?

Any charity that helps sick or underprivliged kids.

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Morgan Henning

Last year, Morgan Henning had some horse health troubles before The Best of the Best in Ohio Slot Race, and didn’t finish how she’d hoped. This year, however, she’s back and better than ever aboard her new horse, Heros Dashin Lady. 

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

Lady’s sire is Heza Hero and her dam is Smarvelously. She is 5 year old and her registered name is Heros Dashin Lady. I just started running Lady in July so I haven’t really done much on her yet besides qualifying for the Best of The Best.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My ultimate goal in barrel racing is I want to win a 1D saddle.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a Bob Marshall Saddle.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

My bit that I use on Lady is a full cheek snaffle and a tie down.

What supplements do you feed?

We don’t feed Lady supplements. All she gets is alfalfa hay and 14% Patriot.

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

The thing I won’t leave home for a barrel race without my iPad or iPod. I like to listen to music all the way to the show so I don’t over think my runs. It helps me get prepared haha.

To whom do you owe most of your success?

I owe most of my success to Brad Shirey, Cody Bauserman, Penny & Kenny Baker, my Uncle Kevin, and my dad.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse.

A fun fact about Lady and I is our first run together, we almost fell completely down!

What charity is closest to your heart?

The charity that is closest to my heart is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because my grandpa had Leukemia.

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier (and DEFENDING CHAMP!): Anne Johnson

2011 Best of the Best Champion Anne Johnson and Show Me Some Glory

When Anne Johnson blew the rest of the competition out of the water to win The Best of the Best in Ohio Charity Slot Race in its first year, we all couldn’t have been happier for this pint-sized mother and awesome jockey. She and her Solid Paint-Bred mare used the momentum they gained from The Best of the Best to go on to make us all proud at the Congress, qualifying for the Congress Sweepstakes Finals. 

Anne is back this year to claim her portion of our prize package, which this year includes a Cactus Saddle, Charlie 1 Horse Hat, and MUCH more!

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

I am running the same horse I ran last year in the BOTB race. Her registered name is Show Me Some Glory and I call her Jules. She is an 11-year-old registered solid Paint Horse. She goes back to Tiny Charger, Olympia Joe, and Mr Meyers. At 14.3hh she is little but mighty!

What has been your horse’s biggest win this year and of all time?

I would have to say my biggest win of all time was winning the BOTB race last year. What an awesome show that was! Not only was a very exciting win for me but it was for such a great cause!

What’s your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

Honestly, I’m not sure yet. I’ve been barrel racing for about 8 years now and have had some great accomplishments, but mostly for me its about having fun. I have made some great friends that I travel with and the barrel racing community is such a great family to be a part of.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a 2006 NBHA trophy saddle. It’s nothing super fancy, but boy is it comfortable!

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

Actually, I ride her in a hackamore.

What supplements do you feed?

I feed her a joint supplement called Tandem. Love it!

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

For me it’s not what but who. My 3-year-old daughter Adalynn. She has been my traveling buddy since she was a few months old. She’s getting to be quite the big help these days!

To whom do you owe most of your success?

That’s a really hard one cause I feel I owe so many people! Most of all Taylor Turner, Marcia Sheasby, Rhia Bowers, and Dave Burgess. They are like my family and have been my cheerleaders since I started barrel racing. I couldn’t have accomplished all that I have without their love and support.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse.

Not only is she a successful barrel horse, but Jules has also competed in team penning, hunter/jumper, and dressage. She is quite the little cow horse and a beautiful jumper!

What charity is closest to your heart?

Again, I have to say the March of Dimes. Being a mother and soon to be a nurse I respect this organization for the great things they have done.

Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial Cowgirl Barrel Race

If you are looking for a barrel race or just want to support a great cause in memory of a beautiful person please find your way to Negley this weekend at the

 The Fifth Annual Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial Cowgirls Barrel Race:

$25.00 Entry/ 70% payback. May run two horses.
(See facebook page for flyer with roping information)
Date: September 22, 2012
Location: Simmons Equestrian Center, Negley Ohio www.simmonsec.com

This year will mark the fifth year for the Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial. The event, which includes Cowgirl barrel racing, Tie down Roping, Cowgirl Breakaway Roping and Team Roping, is held to commemorate Susan Rowe Fryer, who lost her two-year battle with breast cancer in October of 2007. Susan left behind a husband and 2 young boys.
Money made from this event will be donated to the Shirley Bowman Foundation and Mt. Carmel Foundation in Susan’s name. Since 2008, when it all began, over $23,000 has been donated, 100% towards patient care to Mt. Caramel and The Shirley Bowman Foundation.

A BIG Thank You to Rick and Carrie Simmons for their support, along with all the class sponsors, volunteers and past.   The event is rodeo format. Dress code long sleeve shirt, jeans and boots, hat optional. Wear PINK! There will be a silent auction, Shorty’s hat raffle and food and drink available for purchase.

There will be a raffle for a Shorty’s 100X hat. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available until the day of the drawing. To purchase your ticket now contact Sarah Rowe: (330) 831-2620.

Check out Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial page for event information on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Rowe-Fryer-Memorial/330402833658466

The Foundations
Mount Carmel’s mission is to be the financial steward for companies and individuals who want to participate in supporting excellent medical care and the mission of our outstanding health care organization.   Those who contribute know that the Foundation takes seriously its responsibility to see that funds are raised, invested and distributed in a responsible and effective manner. The end result because of your generosity is excellent and compassionate care of the body, mind and spirit, as well as the protection of the health status and health education of our entire community.
The Shirley Bowman Clinic at the OU Cancer Institute Commitment from Shorty Kroger (Shorty’s Caboy Hattery) in memory of her sister, Shirley Bowman, to raise $250,000 to endow a fund to support the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Clinic. Part of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Shirley Bowman Foundation in Susan Rowe Fryer’s name.