NFR Prep Podcasts on The Money Barrel

Find out how the top barrel racers in the world are preparing for the NFR in Las Vegas.
Stevi Hillman barrel racing at the NFR
Stevi Hillman and Sand In My Socks at the 2022 NFR. Image by Jamie Arviso.

Have you ever wondered how barrel racers prepare for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR)?

The Money Barrel host Kayla Jones called most of the top 15 before they head to NFR 2023 to bring fans a series of three episodes that discuss mental preparation, the routes to Las Vegas, how to stay healthy in Las Vegas and a raw look into the life of professional barrel racers.

NFR Prep Part 1: Beisel, Matthews, Jones, Smith

The first prep episode representa a blend of NFR first-timers and veterans. Oklahoma’s Emily Beisel is headed to her sixth consecutive NFR in 2023, Sue Smith is coming back for her third Las Vegas appearance, but first since 2009, so they know the drill. Taycie Matthews and Paige Jones, the youngest barrel racers of the 2023 lineup are both making their first trip. This episode is brought to listeners

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NFR Prep Part 2: Kinsel, Hillman, Winn, Routier

On this epiosde, four ladies who know their way around Las Vegas discuss their horsepower, tips and tricks to surviving the NFR and so much more with Jones. Hailey Kinsel has four gold buckles to her name, Sissy Winn is on her second trip and both Jessica Routier and Stevi Hillman have made multiple consecutive trips to the big show—Routier with up to five children in tow in the past. This episode is jam-packed with knowledge and fun facts for barrel racers to geek out on before the barrel racers head down the Thomas & Mack alleyway on December 7. Catch both Routier and Hillman rocking their custom 5 Star Equine Products at the NFR.