In my last post, I had been to Jacksonville to a No Bull barrel race. Next weekend, I’m going to Perry, Georgia for a No Bull event. I went to the very first No Bull event in Asheville, NC in November 2014. It was a very well run show and offered a great payback. I was hooked. In 2015, I didn’t haul myself as much as I would’ve liked to so I only made it to 2 No Bull events. This year I am really trying to make it to all of them. If you are ever looking for a place to run I would highly suggest checking out the No Bull series. This year they are WBRL events too. That means I can qualify to go to a $75,000 added world finals next year. You can’t beat that. If you are interested in finding out more about No Bull go to their website. Here is the remainder of the 2016 schedule. Hope to see you at the barrel race!!!
A few weeks ago, we had our first barrel race of the year. We hauled to Jacksonville, Florida. I have family in Jacksonville so my mom decided to go and visit plus that meant it would be so much easier to take Jacob with us. I really want to haul more this year, but I do not want to do it at the expense of not being able to spend time with Jacob so I am hoping to have him haul with me most of the year. He is old enough to listen now and he had a great time riding his bike all over the grounds in Jacksonville. Plus, I tried to be a barrel racer and a tourist so he could enjoy the trip too. We went to the beach and rode the riverboat while we were there. He even got to meet a younger cousin Lizzy that he didn’t even know he had. While my runs were not exactly what I was hoping for that is okay. I take complete responsibility for the outcome. I did make it back to finals so I was happy about that. One thing I have learned from barrel racing is you have to find a positive in every situation and not beat yourself up. I made it back to finals on a horse I haven’t really run since Jacob was born in 2010 so I’ll take that. We are running some local barrel races throughout the year, but our main focus will be the No Bull Barrel Race Series, Georgia Sports Arena, and trying to acquire WBRL points. I hope to do future posts about all three of those groups. I feel like in the Southeast those are your best bets as a barrel racer. The local barrel races are still great for seasoning horses, but if you are hoping to pull a decent check they are where its at. Here are a few more pictures from our trip.
Have you been to any barrel races yet this year? How did you do? Have you heard of No Bull, WBRL, or GSA? Have you attended any of their shows?
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year! I am so excited for 2016. First off I want to say I never do well with resolutions so this year I am setting goals. I have 4 main goals for the upcoming year. My first and most important goal is to be a better mom and be able to spend more time with Jacob. The second goal is to be healthier for Jacob and to make more horse’s jobs a little easier. I know being physically fit will help me achieve some of my other goals. I will hopefully feel better and have more energy to get things done. Thirdly I want to be successful again. I went to a barrel race a few weeks ago and the lady taking entry cards entered me as my maiden name because people do not recognize me by my married name because I haven’t hauled as much. I have been hauling students but not making time for myself to run. I vow to change that this year. I joined the WBRL and plan to attend several events. Lastly, I want to be more active on this website and my social media accounts. These are my goals for 2016, do you ever make and stick to resolutions? What are your resolutions/goals for the new year? Good luck!