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2016 NFR Barrel Racing: Round 8

NFR Round 8: Barrel Racing

Photo by Jackie Jensen Photography

Intense, is the perfect word to describe Round 8! All of the girls were literally on fire last night! It was a close and extremely fast race with a tie to the arena record! To make it in the top 6 you had to be at least a 13.69! I swear I have never seen this many fast times at the NFR in Barrel Racing. We have two more rounds to go! The intensity is going to increase in those two rounds as we head to the finish and reign the new world champion! I don’t know about you guys but the NFR is literally all I can think about! Who will win the world title? We shall find out! Round 9 tonight!

Congratulations Amberleigh and Paige!


Like I mentioned in my Round 7 post, Amberleigh was out for redemption in Round 8! She was first out on the ground and her and Paige ran a smoking fast run of 13.37 seconds which tied the arena record with Taylor Jacob in 2013. Absolutely incredible folks! I have a feeling that she will try to break the record tonight! Amber has had an incredible NFR, placing in almost every round, winning two go-rounds and now tying the arena record! She started out at 15th in the World Standings and is now 3rd! Amazing!


It was a tight go round, Ivy Conrado and Tibbie placed 2nd after Amberleigh and ran a beautiful 13.63 second run. 3rd-6th placings were separated by a tight one hundreth of a second difference. Mary Burger came in 3rd with a 13.66, Stevi Hillman came in 4th with a 13.67, Sherry Cervi came in 5th with a 13.68 and Pamela Capper came in 6th with a 13.69! What a horse race y’all!

Lisa Lockhart is still hanging onto first in the Average. Her and Louie made another clean run last night. Amberleigh Moore is 2nd, Sherry Cervi 3rd, and Pamela Capper is 4th. Round 9 is tonight and I have a feeling that it is going to be another tough and intense go-round! Stay tuned!

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

— To watch the Barrel Racing in Round 8 click here —

Barrel Racing Round 8 Results:

Barrel Racing Results – 8th Go Round:
1.    Amberleigh Moore,  13.37, $26,230.77
2.    Ivy Conrado, 13.63, $20,730.77
3.    Mary Burger,  13.66, $15,653.85
4.    Stevi Hillman, 13.67, $11,000.00
5.    Sherry Cervi,  13.68, $6,769.23
6.    Pamela Capper, 13.69, $4,230.77
7.    Lisa Lockhart,  13.72
8.    Kimmie Wall,  13.73
9.    Carley Richardson, 13.78
10.    Michele McLeod, , 13.84
11.    Jackie Ganter,  13.88
12.    Jana Bean, 18.58*
13.    Sarah Rose McDonald,  18.71*
14.    Cayla Small,  18.84*
15.    Mary Walker, 19.00*
1.     Lisa Lockhart            110.55/8
2.    Amberleigh Moore        114.34/8
3.    Sherry Cervi            115.36/8
4.    Pamela Capper        115.60/8
5.     Mary Burger            115.65/8
6.     Stevi Hillman            116.68/8
7.     Kimmie Wall            117.35/8
8.     Jana Bean            120.43/8
9.     Michele McLeod        120.80/8
10.     Jackie Ganter            122.08/8
11.     Sarah Rose McDonald    125.22/8
12.     Cayla Small            126.65/8
13.     Carley Richardson        130.84/8
14.     Mary Walker            131.99/8
15.    Ivy Conrado            112.00/7
Current World Standings -Round 9
1.    Mary Burger        $271,207.36
2.    Kimmie Wall        $190,987.48
3.    Amberleigh Moore    $185,952.58
4.    Sherry Cervi        $181,678.74
5.    Lisa Lockhart        $179,205.73
6.    Ivy Conrado        $155,006.26
7.    Sarah Rose McDonald    $147,595.16
8.    Michele McLeod        $144,706.52
9.    Pamela Capper        $143,620.14
10.    Jackie Ganter        $142,040.54
11.    Stevi Hillman        $140,873.75
12.    Jana Bean            $135,604.86
13.    Mary Walker        $122,815.95
14.    Carley Richardson        $103,990.71
15.    Cayla Small        $101,967.40
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 8 winning Barrel Racer:

Name: Amberleigh Moore
NFR Back Number: 66
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
NFR Qualifications: 1
Joined WPRA: 2015
Horse: CP Dark Moon “Paige” 7 year old Mare

WPRA Contestant Quick Minute:

Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):

Winning the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo

Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:

The whole experience of being there with the fans and making that first run down the alley at the T&M.

In 10 words or less describe your 2016 season:

Simply amazing and surreal.

How do you think you will feel coming down the alley for the first time at the Thomas and Mack?

It makes me smile and my heart race at the thought of that 1st Round at the Wrangler NFR.

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

Paige is a perfectionist – hard running and hard turning. Paige loves running on small patterns so I believe she is going to Love the Thomas and Mack.

*Information is provided from the WPRA website*

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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