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Meet Our Gold Buckle Barrel Pros

The Gold Buckle Pro program was developed to levarge the best experience and reputations in each discipline to give an unbiased 3rd party evaluation of confirmation, gentleness, and overall performance of the horses consigned to our sale.  Gold buckle pros are compensated on a flat rate to make sure they have no alternative motives other than to verify what each consignor has said about the horse.

Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith

Gold Buckle Pro

McDade, TX

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My name is Jimmie Smith and I have grown up in the equine industry. While growing up we went to all of the youth rodeo which then turned into jr high, and high school rodeos later on.

I attended Texas A&M University receiving my bachelors in agricultural communications and journalism. I qualified for the College National Finals in all three of my events barrels, breakaway, and goat tying.

After graduating in May of 2018 I decided to rodeo for the summer, this was my rookie year. I went on to win the Puyallup Washington Tour Finale and Resistol Rookie of the year finishing top 25 in the world.

I continued to rodeo and battled some horse injuries that kept us from the NFR in 2019, but we made a strong come back and clinched our first NFR in 2020, winning round two and banking over 100,000 in Arlington.

In 2021 we endured more unfortunate circumstances that kept us two spots out of the NFR. Along our journey in 2021 we met some amazing people and have found some amazing horses.

I look forward to continuing my rodeo career, while helping the equine industry sell their equine athletes at ease and at a touch of their fingertips!

Ivy Hurst

Ivy Hurst

Gold Buckle Pro

Springer, OK

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My name is Ivy Hurst.
 
I have been involved in the equine industry since a very young age. My main passion is barrel racing, however I have been involved in many aspects of the industry, from roping, cutting and even western pleasure & English.
 
I was lucky enough to grow up doing Little Britches, high school and college rodeos. All of which prepared me to be where I am today.
 
I have qualified for the Prairie Circuit finals 5x, the American semi finals 6x, And the AQHA world show multiple times. 
 
In 2019 I Finished 25th in WPRA the world standings. 
2020 with some hardships I fell short of making my first NFR finishing 17th.
 
I’m currently enjoying being closer to home and marketing horses for clients.
 
I am very well known for brokering high end barrel horses and prospects. I take select consignment horses in to sell. I’m very knowledgeable on how to pair a horse and rider.  I look forward to working with Gold Buckle Horse sales and helping you find your next horse! 
 
This is an exciting time in equine sales and all of the incentives that are offered. Don’t get left behind!

 

Jessica Routier

Jessica Routier

Gold Buckle Pro

Buffalo, SD

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Jessica grew up training horses with her mother, Shelly Mueller, who trained cutting, barrel racing, and rope horses.  She has won numerous titles, from high school rodeo to pro rodeo, and mostly focuses on barrel racing these days.  Her greatest accomplishments have been winning the College National Finals Rodeo barrel racing in 2003, 5-time Badlands Circuit barrel racing champion and 4 NFR qualifications which also led to Reserve World Champion in 2018.

She and her husband Riley raise cattle, horses and kids on their ranch in Buffalo, SD.  They have 5 children- Braden (16), Payton (14), Rayna (6), Rose (6) and Charlie (5).  The whole family is involved in rodeo, and all of the horses they raise are ranch horses before they become rodeo horses.  

Jessica is excited to be a part of the Gold Buckle Pros team! 

Jana Bean

Jana Bean

Gold Buckle Pro

Fort Hancock, TX

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Jana Cathleen (Pierce) Bean is a Professional Barrel Racer and Horse Trainer from Fort Hancock, Texas. She grew up in Crane, Texas.

She is married to Breck Bean and the couple has one son, Jim Breck. Jana was 3 years old when her parents let her enter her first barrel race. She mainly competed in goat tying and break away roping in her early years.

Jana’s rodeo accomplishments include being the 1990 Break Away Roping Average winner at the college National Finals Rodeo, which led her Howard College Women’s Team to the Reserve National Champion Women’s Team Title.

After joining the WPRA in 1999, she qualified for the NFR from 2014 to 2016 where she placed five out of the ten rounds in 2014. She won the ninth round in 2015, placed in four rounds and tied for the win in the tenth round in 2016. Jana Bean has lifetime earnings of $633,919 from the WPRA. 

Jana says, “I was blessed to have the opportunity to be able to ride multiple horses to carry me to my three NFR qualifications.”

Amanda Welsh

Amanda Welsh

Gold Buckle Pro

Sundance, WY

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I’m a Professional Barrel Racer who from time to time will train barrel horses for the public. My parents have a breeding program so I’ve been fortunate to ride some great horses!

Rodeo has always been a huge part of my life. My dad rode bulls and as did most of my brothers. I currently call Sundance, Wy home with my two children, Raelyn and Ronnie. They also love everything rodeo!

Some of my rodeo accomplishments are:
-2021 WNFR Qualifier, winning the 1st round with Cheyenne Wimberly
-2021 top 10 finalist for the American Rodeo
-4x Badlands Circuit Finalist, 3x Average Champion
-3x Ram National Circuit Finalist
-2x Mountain States Circuit Finalist
-2x CNFR Qualifier
-3x NHSFR Qualifier

Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson

Gold Buckle Pro

Century, FL

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I’ve ridden horses my entire life. I started riding horses for the public while I was in college and loved it.

I’ve been blessed to ride many different styles throughout the years.

Qualified for the CNFR three years in the Breakaway, Goat Tying and Barrel Racing. Won the All Around and Barrels in the Ozark Region rodeoing for University of West Alabama.

Rodeoed close to home until 2017, have made then Circuit finals the last five years, won the Southeastern Circuit in 2018 and made the NFR in 2019.

I’m married to JB and we have an 11 year old named Rainey. I truly love the sport and the horses that go with it.

Jordan Briggs

Jordan Briggs

Gold Buckle Pro

Tolar, TX

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2021 Highlights
• Won Ellensburg (WA) Rodeo
• Won Dodge City (KS) Roundup
• Won Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, KS)
• Won Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, MT)
• Won Laramie (WY) Jubilee Days
• Won Crockett (TX) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo
• Won Old Fort Days Rodeo (Ft. Smith, AR)
• Co-champion at the Guymon (OK) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• Finished second at Central Wyoming Fair and PRCA Rodeo (Casper, WY)
• Finished second at Horse Heaven/Kennewick (WA) Round-up
• Finished second at Caldwell (ID) Night Rodeo
• Finished second at Walla Walla (WA) Frontier Days

Career Highlights
• 2020- Finished the year ranked 50th with $12,530
• 2019 – Was Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) Derby Champion
• 2014- Was Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) Juvenile Champion
• 2009 – Entered first Wrangler NFR ranked fifth but finished the year ranked sixth with $126,051. Placed in five out of 10 rounds, winning the sixth round in a time of 13.72 seconds. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Kit Carson County Fair and Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (Burwell), the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the Bell County Rodeo (Belton, Texas), and the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo. Finished second in the average at the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede. Co-champion at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas).
• 2008 – Finished 19th in the WPRA Rookie Standings.
• 2007 – Was the IFYRA Barrel Champion.
• 2006 – Was the Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) Futurity Champion.
• 2004 – Won the Martha Josey Jr. World title and was the Texas State High School Champion.

Awards

Famous Lil Jet “Rollo” named 2021 Nutrena Horse of the Year presented by AQHA

Personal
Husband, Justin Briggs; daughter, Bexley…daughter of four-time WPRA World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Kristie Peterson and father, Chuck…Trainer at Briggs Performance Horses. Most of her career has been spent training young horses and has Lifetime Earnings of over $1 Million. Since 2009 has been training and competing on futurity colts…Graduated from Rosebud-Lott High School in Texas with 94 classmates…Started running barrels before she was 8 and started competing in junior rodeos when she was around 10-years of age. Although many believe she started on her mom’s famous horse Bozo, she actually didn’t start competing on Bozo until she was at least 12…Jordan didn’t begin the 2009 season with aspirations to make it to the NFR but after wanting to get out of the Texas heat in the summer and winning around $10,000 in Cheyenne, her plans got changed as she was on track to compete at her first Wrangler NFR…Favorite rodeo is Belton, Texas, because it is close to home, it pays well and the ground is good…Favorite food is steak, favorite movie is The Notebook, and favorite magazine is Barrel Horse News…Enjoys shopping while on the road…Rodeo idol is her mom.

Fallon Taylor

Fallon Taylor

Gold Buckle Pro

Dallas, TX

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World champion barrel racer, professional athlete, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Fallon Taylor has dedicated her career to making the seemingly impossible, her reality. Now, she’s making it her life’s mission to empower her growing online audience of hundreds of thousands of followers by giving them the tools to do the same through her inspiring daily content across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat and her podcast.

In 2014, Fallon was named the 2014 WPRA Barrel Racing World Champion aboard a horse she trained herself, her equally decorated mare, 2013 WPRA/AQHA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year, Flos Heiress. In 2018, Fallon and “Babyflo” made history again winning the 2018 AQHA Barrel Racing World Championship. Fallon and Babyflo are no strangers to the winners circle however, what it took to get them there is nothing short of a miracle.

An early superstar, at 13 years old Fallon qualified for the 1995 National Finals Rodeo for the first time. She qualified again in ‘96, ‘97 and ‘98. In 2009, Fallon’s star studded career came crashing down when a horse related accident left her paralyzed for three days and with a fractured C-2 vertebrae. Slowly, she taught herself how to talk and walk again and then how to ride, and eventually, win. Coming back with a vengeance, in 2012 she ended the season 16th in the WPRA world standings. She followed up by qualifying for the NFR in 2013, 2014 and 2015 making her total trips to the big show, seven.

As a result of her injury, Fallon is a fervent advocate for equestrian helmet safety. Currently, Fallon resides in Dallas, TX with her husband. In addition to rodeo, she owns “Ranch Dress’n” an online retail clothing business inspired by the western lifestyle and “Horse Bosses” an exclusive online community for equestrian athletes and “The Passion Project” helping entrepreneurs build their businesses together. Fallon is looking forward to continuing to impact all who join her journey through strategic collaborations, appearances and speaking engagements.

Kassie Mowry

Kassie Mowry

Gold Buckle Pro

Dublin, TX

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She was a teenager by the time she moved with her family from Orange County, Calif., to Utah and learned to run barrels, but as a former Olympic hopeful in eventing, Kassie Mowry had already picked up the timing, horsemanship skills and steely mental focus she uses today on the barrel pattern.
   In fewer than 10 years, she’d nabbed world championships in the American Quarter Horse Association and the Barrel Futurities of America, as well as an NFR qualification. In 2001, on her gelding Cashyerchexatthebar “Bailey”, Mowry won the national collegiate championship for Western Texas College and the 2001 BFA sweepstakes and began training for Jud Little a few years later. 
   In 2005, she qualified for the NFR on three fillies she trained for Little—Fire Waters Cash “Cee Cee”, Shebe Firen For Cash “Shebe” and Flitin Firin Cash “Gin”, on whom she won first and second at the AQHA World Show in Junior Barrel Racing. 
   In 2006, Mowry, went into business for herself training barrel horses and relocated to a 40-acre spread across from a dairy farm near Dublin, TX 

Josh Andrews

Josh Andrews

Gold Buckle Pro

Greenbrier, AR

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Josh Andrews a 2013 World Champion Barrel Racer, three time American Semi Finals qualifier. Horses for sale, training and marketing. Josh has been selling horses in an honest effort to the public for 10 plus years. Josh has sold horses all over the United States and Canada. 

Ryann Pedone

Ryann Pedone

Gold Buckle Pro

Sunset, TX

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2020 Highlights

• Won the Gold Buckle Beer ProRodeo Tour Finale (Rapid City, S.D.) 

• Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo 

• Won the Big Timber (Mont.) Weekly PRCA Rodeo (Aug. 12)

 

Career Highlights

• 2019: Finished 40th in the world with $32,838

• 2018: Finished 374th in the world with $1,782

• 2016: Finished 501st in the world with $764

 

Personal

Husband, Don Lee is a vet … Mother is Sandi Dickinson and stepdad Ronny Dickinson … Prior to 2020 didn’t consider herself much of a rodeo competitor but of a great trainer of futurity and derby horses … Works for Jason Martina and Charlie Cole of High Point Performance Horses and they felt they had some promising rodeo horses and wanted Pedone to be their jockey…Grew up on a dairy farm in Florida owned by her dad, Lee Pedone … She was the first of her family to enter the horse world. Her dad took her to her first barrel race when she was four years old and he has supported her the whole time … Rodoed in high school but was drawn to the training part of barrel racing … Moved to Texas in 2006 for the horse opportunities and started taking classes in human acupuncture in Austin…Credits Eddie Henderson from Weatherford, Texas, with helping her truly understand bloodlines and breeding programs … Started working with the Fulton’s in 2013 training many of their offspring

Jennifer Sharp

Jennifer Sharp

Gold Buckle Pro

Richards, TX

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Jennifer and her husband Robbie train barrel horses in South Texas and she entered Denver planning to ride her 8-year-old Dash Ta Fame stallion Kr Famous Tequilla. When Smooch did well at Odessa, Jennifer opted to ride her in Denver and that decision proved to be a good one.

In the world championship standings, she had dropped to 5th in April, then to 7th in June. She won more than $30,000 in June and early July, moving back up to 5th. She placed second in her pool at the Calgary Stampede, but knocked over a barrel in the finals there.

While this is Jennifer’s first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, she has plenty of barrel racing experience. She has excelled in the futurity world and is a former American Quarter Horse Association barrel racing champion. She also qualified for her first Canadian Finals Rodeo this year spending much of the summer north of the border.

“I’m from South Texas, so I nearly froze in June (in Canada),” she said, adding that Tequilla liked the arenas in Canada and placed at nearly every rodeo they entered while there.

Jennifer started barrel racing at age 8, even though her family did not own horses. A friend who lived down the road was a barrel racer and introduced Jennifer to play days. She won her first saddle at age 9 and continued barrel racing. She qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in pole bending three times and won two state championships in that event.

Every horse she rode while growing up was one she had trained herself and Jennifer grateful for that experience now, crediting it with helping her become the rider she is today.

DaCota Monk

DaCota Monk

Gold Buckle Pro

Point, TX

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I have been involved in the Horse industry my whole life. My mom trained horses, so we grew up on horse back. Cutting was my dream and I was blessed to have worked
For several of the great ones, where I learned so many training techniques, that I now apply to my training program. I did not get to stay in the Cutting World, but I soon found another passion in 2009,
Barrel Horses, and soon realized I wanted to be a Futurity Trainer.
I have been training full time since 2009, and now its a family business, with my Wife Paula and my Daughter Alisa, on this Futurity Road.
I have multiple Futurity and Slot Race Championships, plus Open Wins.
2020 Futurity Horse of Year
Famous Lemon Drop
2020 Wrapn3 Edna Tx Futurity Champion
2020 LG Classic Champion
2020 Fizz Bomb Reserve Champion and Arena Record Holder
2020 Glenwood Memorial Reserve Champion
2020 BBR Futurity Champion
2020 SS Colorado Reserve Champion
2020 Open Breeders Futurity Champion
2021 Ardmore Futurity Champion
2021 Blue Collar Futurity Champion
2021 Cornhusker Futurity Champion
2021 NFR Round Winner, Famous Lemon Drop- Diamond DM Trained
2022 LG Pro Classic Futurity Champion
 I broker many high end barrel horses and have several Jr High and High School Students I coach all year.
My goal is to always place a horse into the right hands, so both are happy and I fully believe team work, makes the dream work. I am so honored to be a part, of the
Gold Buckle Team and I look forward to helping you find your next Dream Horse.
The Gold Buckle Team offers you as the buyer, a peace of mind, knowing that someone knowledgeable has approved the horse and it’s ad, and you are getting exactly what you wanted and paid for. It gives me the peace of mind, that you will
Love your horse and go on to fulfill your dream.
Danyelle Campbell

Danyelle Campbell

Gold Buckle Pro

Millsap, TX

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Raising and training some of the world’s best barrel horses proved to be a short learning curve for the Utah native who, because she grew up in a non-rodeo family in the city, learned to train her own horses from the age of 11.

In fact, Campbell’s first project, a mare named Pants On Fire, became the fourth-ranked futurity colt in the country in 1994. With those earnings, Campbell bought 6-year-old Howlinatthemoon, and had the 1995 NFR made by the time she turned 18.

She made it back to the NFR in 2002, but was always hooked more on the challenge of training.

In fact, over the past 14 years, Campbell has bridged the gap between training colts and winning rodeos like few barrel racers have.

“I do believe a person can do both,” says the trainer. “You pick your spots and go to the arenas that suit your horse-otherwise you’re wasting your horse and your rodeos.”

But she plays no favorites. Campbell is bad to go home to ride colts in July when she’s near the top 20 in the world, or turn out of rodeos like Fort Worth to go to futurities. But this season, Repete and Barney are making the decision for her.

Campbell’s knack for making winners out of horses with physical and emotional problems is part of her success. She’s unlike many trainers in that she doesn’t constantly demand excellence from her horses.

Lacinda Rose

Lacinda Rose

Gold Buckle Pro

Willard, MO

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Making her first appearance at the 2019 NFR is barrel racer Lacinda Rose of Willard, Missouri.

Lacinda qualified for Las Vegas in the 15th (and last) position, but with a $10,000 cushion over 16th-ranked Leia Pluemer. 

Her main mount has been RR Meradas Real Deal, an 11-year-old product of her father-in-law’s breeding program. Her husband Adam, a PRCA tie-down and team roper, trained Real Deal as a heading horse and Lacinda trained him on barrels.

She was the third-highest money winner in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association over the July Fourth Cowboy Christmas – earning nearly $17,000 at five rodeos – Greeley and St. Paul; Red Lodge, Montana; Eugene, Oregon; and Big Fork, Montana.

Rose also did well at her favorite rodeo Cheyenne Frontier Days – winning nearly $8,100. The final month of the season was a battle. She started the month ranked 14th, moved up to 12th then dropped to 14th and wound up 15th.

One thing she says people are surprised to learn is that she is a mom of four. Daughter Bailey just turned 18, daughter Josey is 15, son Callan is 5 and daughter Johni Sue is 3. Bailey traveled with her to the American Royal in Kansas City where they both competed during the final weekend of the regular season.

The whole family is very excited about Lacinda’s success. When she would get discouraged and want to come home, Adam wouldn’t let her give up. And, to celebrate her trip to Las Vegas they hosted a jackpot team roping so everyone could share in the fun.

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