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Barrel Racers Reflect On Their NFR Experience

Post-NFR, these ladies had a lot of thanks to give.

December 20, 2019

Now that the whirlwind that is NFR has come to a close, 2o19’s top barrel racers in the world took to Instagram to reflect on their finals experiences post-NFR.

1. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, $283,674

The top barrel racer in the world, Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, had a lot to say post-NFR.

She thanked everyone in her circles for their support and dedication, including fellow barrel racers Lisa Lockhart and Ivy Conrado-Saebens. And, of course, she had to thank her go-to gal, Sister.

“You’re just the greatest in my book,” Kinsel Lockwood said of Sister. “You’ve gone above and beyond all I’ve ever asked you to do.”

She even shared some stelar group shots.

“Inspired and blessed to be around this group of horsewomen for 2 weeks!” she wrote.

3. Nellie Miller, $204,168

Nellie Miller, COWGIRL‘s cover cowgirl for Nov/Dec 2019, also shared a photo of the whole NFR barrel racing crew.

“There were many successes and many heartbreaks,” said Miller, “but in the end 15 girls tried their hearts out for two weeks in the most extreme conditions and it is such an honor to share this experience with them.”

4. Emily Miller, $201,222

Emily Miller and Chongo completed their first NFR with pride, and she shared some images of  “a few members of our team that made this all possible.” Miller continued, “It truly does take an army, and most importantly, a very special horse.”

6. Ivy Conrado-Saebens, $181,750

Conrado-Saebens shared some of her favorite moments from the 2019 WNFR, including some in-saddle photos and special pictures with her family and friends, including husband Billie Jack Saebens.

7. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313

Lisa Lockhart emphasized her gratitude for her friends and family post-NFR.

“It is genuinely a team effort for me, with family and friends being a part of it every step of the way,” wrote Lockhart. “I couldn’t do it without any of you – it takes a village!”

9. Stevi Hillman, $157,219

Despite some challenging times this year in Las Vegas, Stevi Hillman expressed her appreciation for the WNFR. She ran the fastest time of the NFR and is now looking forward to the 2020 season.

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