Hailey Kinsel

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NFR2018 Barrel Racing Horse of the Year Award


It is known that the equine athletes in the sport of rodeo play a vital role in helping every competitor achieve his or her goals. Most if not all barrel racers always first give the credit for their success to their equine athlete.

This year’s Barrel Racing Horse of the Year award goes to DM Sissy Hayday better known as Sister ridden by 2017 reserve world champion Hailey Kinsel and owned by her parents Dan and Leslie Kinsel.

The PRCA, WPRA and the American Quarter Horse Association honor the outstanding registered American Quarter Horse each year at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet in Las Vegas before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

This year's banquet is Dec. 5 at the South Point in Las Vegas.

The owner of the PRCA/AQHA/WPRA "Horses of the Year" in each category will be awarded $5,000 and an AQHA bronze trophy. Second place will receive $3,000, and third place will receive $2,000.

The final voting process concluded Oct. 5. The following are the top 3.

A full story will be in the November issue of the WPRA News.

Barrel Racing:

1. DM Sissy Hayday (Sister); rider: Hailey Kinsel; owner: Dan & Leslie Kinsel

2. KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (JLo); rider: Ivy Conrado; owners: Kenny Nichols & James Barron

3. Rafter W Minnie Reba (Sister); rider: Nellie Miller; owner: Sam Williams