The American Horses Taking on Calgary Stampede Finals

See the full pedigrees of the 12 horses running in the 2023 Calgary Stampede barrel racing finals.
Taycie Matthews barrel racing at Calgary
Taycie Matthews turned the barrels in 17.580 to win the fifth round of Ladies Barrel Racing and to secure top spot in Pool B in Calgary. Sean Libin/Libin Sports Photography.

Twelve barrel racers have made it through the horse races of the Calgary Stampede barrel racing Pools, and here are the 12 horses who will be running for the grand prize at the “greatest outdoor show on earth,” on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

See full Calgary Stampede results and how each barrel racer qualified.

Lisa Lockhart: Rosas Cantina CC

Lockahrt is making a horse change for championship Sunday. She rode Promise Me Fame Guys “Levee,” in her Pool, but is pulling out Rosas Cantina CC for the Finals.

Kassie Mowry: WildChildsGotCashUno “JJ”

That’s right. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Famous Ladies Man “Emmitt,” whom Mowry won the 2022 Calgary Stampede aboard will not be in attendance on Championship Sunday. Instead, she will be borrowing Kelly Allen’s “JJ,” who just missed advancing with Allen after a downed barrel that would have turned in one of the fastest times this year at the Stampede in her Pool.

WildChildsGotCashUno pedigree

Emily Beisel: Namgis D 35 “Pipewrench”

Beisel made a horse change off Namgis D 33, “Chongo,” the horse she jockeyed in the first three rounds of competition to step aboard Chongo’s brother, Namgis D 35 on Championship Sunday.

Sissy Winn: AR Dash Ta Flame “Scoop”

Taycie Matthews: Fame Fire Rocks “PopRocks”

Hailey Kinsel: DM Sissy Hayday “Sister”

Jackie Ganter: Howes A Tycoon “Tycoon”

Brittney Sporer: Chicks Keen O PocoPoo “Paint”

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi: Jets Top Gun “Benny”

Leslie Smalygo: JustAHeartBeatToFame “Gus”

Jordon Briggs: Famous Lil Jet “Rollo”

Molly Otto: Stone Cold Stinson “Rocky”