Starting Lineup: The Confirmed List of Horses Running Down the NFR Alleyway in Round 1

See which horses will get the call to run during Round 1 of the 2023 NFR.
Lisa Lockhart and Promise Me Fame Guys barrel racing at NFR
Lisa Lockhart and Promise Me Fame Guys at the 2022 NFR. Image by Jamie Arviso.

If you’re wondering which barrel racing horses the 2023 National Finals Rodeo qualifying barrel racers will be aboard inside the Thomas & Mack on Friday, Dec. 8, look no further for the NFR list.

The barrel racers will run Round 1 in the starting world standings order, so Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi will kick things off. This list is courtesy of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

Round 1 NFR Horse List

1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi: Jets Top Gun, “Benny”

Jets Top Gun Pedigree

2. Jordon Briggs: Famous Lil Jet, “Rollo”

Famous Lil Jet pedigree

3. Emily Beisel: Namgis D33, “Chongo”

4. Taycie Matthews: Heavenly Firewater “Bud The Stud”

Heavenly Firewater pedigree

5. Lisa Lockhart: Promise Me Fame Guys “Levee”

6. Kassie Mowry: CP He Will Be Epic “Will”

CP He Will Be Epic pedigree

7. Wenda Johnson: Steal Money “Mo”

8. Jessica Routier: Fiery Miss West, “Missy”

Fiery Miss West, Missy

9. Summer Kosel: Firewaterfrenchfame, “Apollo”

Firewater French Fame APollo papers

10. Ilyssa Riley: TheMajorThriller, “Thriller”

TheMajorThriller pedigree

11. Sissy Winn: A R Dash Ta Flame: “Scoop”

12. Stevi Hillman: Sand In My Socks, “Sandi”

Sand In My Socks pedigree

13. Hailey Kinsel: DM Sissy Hayday “Sister”

DM Sissy Hayday pedigree

14. Sue Smith: Diamond Center “Heff”

Diamond Center Pedigree, "Hef"

15. Paige Jones: Famous Hayday “Bazinga”

Famous Hayday Pedigree

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