What Supplements Do Highpoint’s Stars Like Slick By Design Get? 👀

Close-up of horse eye. Slick by Design Stallion barrel horse.

Highpoint Performance Horses takes pride in their barrel horse feeding and supplement program, and that includes feeding horses ranging from record-breaking stallion Slick By Design and his son Slye By Design in the breeding shed to Wenda Johnson’s NFR mounts MacGyver Moonflash “Mac” and Steal Money “Mo.” Keeping these animals in peak performance condition is […]

5 Supplements Barrel Horses Can ACTUALLY Benefit From

horse eating out of a grain bucket

With hundreds of horse supplements available, reading the ingredients can make more sense than the fancy supplement names and bold claims. Check out these five ingredients and take one step closer to becoming a feed room expert with the help of our friends at SmartPak. No. 5 Mushrooms for immune function Mushrooms have been used […]

Get to Know Futurity Trainer Mark Bugni

Mark Bugni smiles for a win photo with his dog

Originally from Butte, Montana, and now making his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 53-year-old barrel racing futurity trainer Mark Bugni has carved out his place in the barrel industry with methodical training and a no-bones-about-it attitude. In 2021 and 2022, Bugni and futurity standout gelding JL Roc Lost A Soc (JL Sirocco x Reddy To Reboud […]

Bit Breakdown Part 2: Gag Bits, Combos and Training Tools

justin briggs training barrel horse

Finding the right bit is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to barrel racing bits, the waters can be murky and the quest to finding the perfect headgear can be overwhelming. Behold, the bit breakdown series. Barrel Racing Magazine caught up with professionals from every corner of the barrel industry to discuss bit mechanics.  In the […]

French Canadian Kathleen Ménard-Perron Builds Rodeo Life on American Soil

Kathleen Menard Perron and Charmin N Rockin round a turn at the American Contender Round.

Forty-two-year-old Kathleen Ménard-Perron moved from Quebec, Canada, to Ocala, Florida four years ago to take advantage of the year-round barrel racing opportunities in the United States. Speaking French Canadian and picking up English as a second language throughout her life, Ménard-Perron has now competed alongside the sport’s biggest stars at The American Rodeo. Winning 2023 […]

Who is Tamara Barnhart?

Tamara Barnhart turns a barrel at The American Rodeo.

Tamara Barnhart is the underdog the barrel racing masses have been waiting to root for. More specifically, she’s a single mom of two boys.She runs her own chiropractic practice. She’s a horse trainer. She’s a fitness buff. Oh, and she’s your 2023 champion of The American Contender Series and set to compete at The American […]

A Streak of Success: Tyler Rivette Finds His “Mojo” on Yet Another ASOF

Tyler Rivette rounds a barrel aboard Slingin Firewater

Tyler Rivette burst onto the futurity scene in 2015 and found his groove riding A Streak Of Fling-sired horses, most recently clinching the Kinder Cup Futurity Championship and gathering more than $30,000 in winnings Feb. 7—11, 2023, aboard A Streak Of Fling gelding Slingin Firewater. Slingin Firewater and Rivette ran a 15.052 in the first […]

Julie Thomas Three-Peats at the IFR

Julie Thomas knows how to work hard and play hard, winning her third International Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Championship in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Jan. 15, at the 53rd International Finals Rodeo with $38,340 earned throughout the year. The 51-year-old assistant principal from Ranger, Georgia, uses rodeo as an outlet after nine- to 12-hour days at […]