Barrel Racing Legends.

3 Nov

Every women who run barrels dreams of finding the right horse and qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo, but there is nothing easy about it.  The competition is tough, and the road is long, cowgirls spend months at a time chancing rodeos trying to win enough money in order to make it into the top 15.

Charmayne James has proven to be the greatest barrel racer of all time; she has taken the sport to all new levels. James started riding horses at a very young age and grew up on the back of a horse, but nothing was ever handed her, Charmaine’s father expected her to work and finance competing on her own.  

The start of a great team

The story really started when Charmayne bought a 6 year-year-old feed lot horse, Gills bay boy more commonly known as Scamper, and trained him to run barrels. At the age of 14 in 1984 James and scamper started competing in professional rodeo, which was the first of 10 consecutive World Champion Barrel Racing title. James also earned National Finals Rodeo qualifications for 19 consecutive years, also beginning in 1984, and was National Finals Rodeo Average Champion seven times. In 1992, James was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2002 James came back to win her 11th World Championship on her horse Cruiser.

Over all accomplishments

 James is the all-time leading money earner in the sport  the first-ever million-dollar earner. She’s won the professional barrel racing world championships (11) and was the first Women’s Professional Rodeo Association member to earn the coveted #1 back number at the National Finals Rodeo. She holds the record for most consecutive NFR qualifications (19) for men or women, and she’s won more individual world championships than any other woman in professional sports. She’s also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Charmayne James and scamper have left their legacy on the sport of rodeo, and Scamper has proven to be the greatest barrel horse in history .

(this is a video that I obviously did not make, but shows how amazing the horse really is)

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One Response to “Barrel Racing Legends.”

  1. Barrel Blog November 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Barrel Racing Rulz Love Charmayne James

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