Racer’s Edge Podcast hosts personal interviews with the barrel racing industry’s leading trainers, competitors and industry influentials to better understand where they came from and highlight their unique and individual journeys to success. Barrel racing is filled with peaks, valleys, and most importantly moments. The Racer’s Edge crew dedicates their energy and efforts to share these moments with our audience on our growing digital platforms. The new season of Racer’s Edge will premiere in January of 2019 on Ride TV and Ride TV Go. Stay connected and follow Racer’s Edge on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and always remember to check out racersedge.blog for each episode’s show notes!
Since the inaugural event, the Pink Buckle Events made shockwaves throughout the barrel racing industry. From the Pink Buckle came the creation of the Ruby Buckle, a similar program with regional events. We were thrilled when co-founders Chad Beuse and Lance Robinson took time out of their busy day setting up the Ruby Buckle race for this conversation we found exciting and entertaining.
Partner: Classic Equine
In this episode we finally get to sit down with NRCHA Hall of Famer Ron Ralls and his world champion wife, Patty. Their roots are in the reined cowhorse discipline, but in recent years have made a shift to the barrel industry producing some of the most sought after clinics and caring for and training some of the industry's titans. Enjoy!
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Partner: Classic Equine
This is Part 2 of our series with legendary trainers Dena Kirkpatrick and Lindy Burch. Though they come from different arenas, both ladies share many of the same philosophies. Part 2 consists on each trainer's version of the explanation of "feel", and recounting stories on their once in a lifetime horses with stories you are only going to find here. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did!
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Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery
This episode was an honor to produce this two part series with legendary trainers Lindy Burch and Dena Kirkpatrick. Though they come from different arenas, both ladies share many of the same philosophies in not only training horses but also in life. This was an amazing conversation that lasted 3+ hours of talking about training methods, horsemanship, philosophies, and just good horse stories.
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Partners: Classic Equine, Martin Saddlery
This episode is different from all our previous as we weren’t visiting with a barrel racing professional, but rather a horse loving scientist from Silicon Valley, Christa Layfayette of Etalon Diagnostics.
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We were really excited when we were able to get Dona Kay Rule and Phil Haugen together for episode fifteen. Both from Oklahoma, these two equine professionals have been longtime friends and both have had a hand in the journey of a very special horse named High Valor. This story is a great one and we appreciated having a hand in telling it! Check out the show notes at www.racersedge.blog.
In Episode 14 we visit with PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Barrel Racing Rookie of the year, Kylie Dalchow, and professional barrel horse futurity trainer Ryann Pedone. We enjoyed getting their individual perspectives on various aspects of competition! Coming from different arenas (futurity & rodeo) and not having met prior to this interview, it was a refreshing conversation regarding horses, the sport, mental toughness, and training!
The Racer's Edge crew caught up with professional barrel racer Jessie Telford while she was down for the NRCHA Snafflebit Futurity where she was showing her new horse 'Ronnie' in the Hackamore Classic and helping her husband Professional Cowhorse trainer, Jake Telford. She truly can do it all! We enjoyed her visit on horsemanship, horse pedigree, what she looks for in prospects, equipment, and everything in between!
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The Racer's Edge crew sit down with professional barrel racing mother-daughter duo, Kristie Peterson and Jordon Briggs. Kristie and her famous horse Bozo set the barrel racing world on fire winning four WPRA World Championships, 5 AQHA Horse of the Year Titles, and countless other awards and accolades. Jordon Briggs is a WNFR Qualifier and renowned futurity trainer. We talk about horses of their past, horses of the future, along with tips and tricks for training and competing day in and day out.
Unless you aren’t familiar with the barrel futurity scene, you would know Jolene Montgomery has been a powerhouse in the industry for the past decade! With many BFA championships and countless futurity wins, Jolene has rode some of the titans of the futurity industry including JL Dash Ta Heaven, Return of the Bully, and Martha Six Shooter to name a few. What you may not know is her husband Kerby starts all the colts and together they train some of the best barrel horses in the business!
In our 10th podcast episode we have special guest, Kassie Mowry, barrel racing's top earner of the decade ('08-'18)! We dive deep into some of the iconic horses in Kassie's early career, Epic Leader and his offspring, and the roller coaster ride her 2019 season has been. There is lot to be learned in this episode on overcoming adversity! As always, for more info check out the show notes at www.racersedge.blog.
2X NFR Qualifier and professional barrel horse trainer, Britany Diaz, gives us some great insight into training, competing, and foundations of a breeding program. Britany is a new mom to her daughter Whitley, alongside her husband Isaac, and together they are adjusting to this new stage of life all while continuing their training program and competing. As always, to find more info be sure to check out the show notes at www.racersedge.blog!
We are happy to have back Sherry Cervi to talk mental toughness, horsemanship, travel tips, and some fun stories from the road! Sherry Cervi is the current earnings record leader in all of barrel racing with LTE surpassing $3M. She is also a 2018 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductee and is the subject of the newest Racer's Edge tv episode on Ride TV. Use code RACERSEDGE for 20% off a Ride TV Go Subscription! https://www.ridetvgo.com/
In 2018, the barrel racing horse of the decade honor was awarded to none other than Lisa Lockhart's, An Oakie with Cash, or as we all know him..."Louie". We chat with Lisa about this prestigious honor, what's it like to own and ride Louie, her training philosophy, and travel tips. All this and more can be found in Episode 1 of Season 2!
In EP:06 amongst all the craziness that came with Las Vegas & NFR week, we were so happy to catch up with our friends Jessica Wahlert and Taci Bettis! You know Taci from the 2018 RFD-TV’s The American championship, her two trips to the Thomas & Mack and her unforgettable big bay, Smash but what you may not realize is that’s where you know Jessica from too! Jessica is the Marketing Manager at Cinch Jeans and any arena you see a Cinch banner, you can guarantee she has a hand in what is happening there.
Performing, pageants, competing, and relationships are all the topics you can find in this episode with Anthony Lucia and Lisa Lageschaar (soon to be Lucia). This couple is diverse in all aspects of the western industry and currently navigating their careers, competing, and their relationship. We think everyone will relate and take away something from this episode!
We loved catching up with Sherry Cervi and Jane Fambro! These ladies have a lot of knowledge in barrel racing...and life in general. We think everyone will enjoy and take a positive away from this episode!
In this Racer's Edge podcast episode, we visit with barrel racing sensation, Hailey Kinsel, about rodeo, training horses and the "We Can Help" campaign. We learn something new every time we have the opportunity to speak with Hailey, and we hope everyone at home enjoys this episode as much as we do! As always you can get all the information behind the episode in our show notes!
The Racer's Edge crew visited with renowned barrel futurity trainer and jockey, Ashley Schafer on her story and pathway to success. Ashley gives great advice on competing and horsemanship applicable whether you are a veteran or just getting into the business!
As always, be sure to check out the show notes for all the extras on www.racersedge.blog!
In the inaugural episode of the Racer's Edge podcast, we visit with professional barrel racer and trainer, Dena Kirkpatrick and reflect on the show's beginnings, where we are today, and embracing change in our lives and with our horses.
Be sure to check out the show notes at racersedge.blog!