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2016 NFR Barrel Racing: Round 7

NFR Round 7: Barrel Racing


Whew, Round 7 was incredible! Lots of really fast and consistent runs! It is coming down to the wire these last few rounds of the NFR! Can you believe the NFR started last Thursday? I sure can’t! It has gone by way to fast! We still have three rounds left and they are going to be intense! We saw the intensity last night with a new possible arena record run of 13.31 but sadly Amberleigh Moore and her horse Paige hit the third barrel! I think they will be in for a redemption run tonight in Round 8!

Congratulations Mary and Mo!


Mary Burger has been holding onto her World Title throughout the NFR. Last night she finally reminded everyone of her place in the World Standings by winning Round 7 with a 13.58!  She ran a beautiful run with her gorgeous buckskin gelding Mo. Mary has had a brilliant year and seems to be finishing strong this NFR!


Even though Amberleigh Moore hit a barrel in Round 7, she still is placing second in the aggregate. Lisa Lockhart was able to make it around all three barrels safe and consistently like her and Louie always do. She is still holding onto first in the average and is the only one who hasn’t hit a barrel this NFR! Sarah Rose McDonald had a wild ride last night and definitely rode for broke when she lost her stirrup.  Her and Bling ran a smoking run of 13.66 and placed 2nd in the go round! Sherry Cervi and Arson stayed consistent and fast with a 13.71 coming in 3rd in the go round! Round 8 is tonight and I have a feeling it is going to keep us all on our toes! It’s going to be fun watching these last two rounds of the NFR! Who do you think will win the World Title?

— Read this article here about Mary’s win from Barrel Horse News —

— To watch the Barrel Racing in Round 7 click here

Barrel Racing Round 7 Results:

Barrel Racing Results – 7th Go Round:
1. Mary Burger, 13.58, $26,231
2. Sarah Rose McDonald, 13.66, $20,731
3. Sherry Cervi, 13.71, $15,654
4/5. Lisa Lockhart, 13.72, $8,885
4/5. Carley Richardson, 13.72, $8,885
6. Stevi Hillman, 13.73, $4,231
7. Jackie Ganter, 13.79
8. Pamela Capper, 13.80
9. Jana Bean, 13.82
10/11. Ivy Conrado, 13.86
10/11. Michele McLeod, 13.86
12. Cayla Melby Small, 14.03
13. Kimmie Wall, 16.13
14. Amberleigh Moore, 18.31*
15. Mary Walker, 18.74*
1. Lisa Lockhart, 96.83
2. Amberleigh Moore, 100.97
3. Sherry Cervi, 101.68
4. Jana Bean, 101.85
5. Pamela Capper, 101.91
6. Mary Burger 101.99
7. Stevi Hillman, 103.01
8. Kimmie Wall, 103.62
9. Sarah Rose McDonald, 106.51
10. Michele McLeod, 106.96
11. Cayla Melby Small, 107.81
12. Jackie Ganter, 108.20
13. Mary Walker, 112.99
14. Carley Richardson, 117.06
15. Ivy Conrado, 98.37 (on six runs)
Current World Standings -Round 7
1. Mary Burger; $255,554
2. Kimmie Wall; $190, 987
3. Lisa Lockhart; $179,206
4. Sherry Cervi; $174,910
5. Amberleigh Moore; $159,722
6. Sarah Rose McDonald; $147,595
7. Michele McLeod; $144,707
8. Jackie Ganter; $142,041
9. Pamela Capper; $139,389
10. Jana Bean; $135,605
11. Ivy Conrado; $134,275
12. Stevi Hillman; $129,874
13. Mary Walker; $122,816
14. Carley Richardson; $103,991
15. Cayla Melby Small; $101,967
Original World Standings:
1. Mary Burger; $190, 977
2. Jackie Ganter; $116,387
3. Mary Walker; $112,816
4. Ivy Conrado; $116,160
5. Kimmie Wall; $107,795
6. Stevi Hillman; $104,643
7. Lisa Lockhart; $100,244
8. Sarah Rose McDonald; $89,364
9. Michele McLeod; $87,745
10. Cayla Melby Small; $87,737
11. Pamela Capper; $87, 505
12. Sherry Cervi; $83,679
13. Carley Richardson; $80,875
14. Jana Bean; $80,336
15. Amberleigh Moore; $79,068


Fun Facts about the Round 7 winning Barrel Racer:

Name: Mary Burger  (who by the way is 68 years old!)
NFR Back Number: 1
Hometown: Pauls Valley Oklahoma
NFR Qualifications: 4
Joined WPRA: 1985
Horse: Sadiesfamouslastwords “Mo”  7-year old buckskin gelding

WPRA Contestant Quick Minute:

Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):

I would have to say winning Houston and Calgary..

Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:

The fact I made it back and looking forward to just winning as much money as I can.

Describe your 2016 season:

Amazing to do what I have done without really having any goals in mind except to go to the big winter rodeos. A little speechless to have this chance in a lifetime at my age is just wow.

Describe your horse’s running and turning style and how they will do with the Thomas and Mack set-up:

Mo has done well in all situations this year. He still is immature and gets sloppy and not super solid yet. He is very capable of doing very well. Just a matter of if it is my turn or whether he likes that pen at that time. One of those things where I know he has done well and just hope he can finish well. Houston we had lots of runs and he seemed to get better each run so I don’t worry about the 10 nights at the Finals. Just going to try win as much as we can each run down the alleyway and around the barrels.

*Information is provided from the WPRA website*

The Rundown w/ Mary Burger- from the Barrel Racing Report

Saddle: Cactus Flex Tree
Pad: Professional’s Choice Wool Navajo
Leg Gear:Professional’s Choice Elite
Bit: Combination
Head Gear: Browband headstall and headsetter tie down
Feed: Bluebonnet Omega Force and Crimped Oats
Hay: Prairie Hay and Alfalfa
Supplements: Oxy-Gen Products, Simply Equine products and LubriSyn
Sponsors: Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, Oxy-Gen, LubriSyn,Professional’s Choice, Simply Equine, Bluebonnet Feeds, Back On Track

The 2016 NFR Performance Schedule: 

Dates: December 1st-December 10th

Time: 6:45 pm Pacific Time

Watch the NFR Live on TV on CBS Sports! Direct TV – CBS Sports Channel 221
Dish – CBS Sports Channel 158

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