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2016 NFR Barrel Racing: Round 9

NFR Round 9: Barrel Racing

AmberleighMoore_RossHecox_round9-2.jpgRound 9 was interesting! There were some hit barrels and some great runs last night! A lot of gals who had been quiet all week went all out last night and filled the top 6 placings!

Are you ready for the final round of the NFR tonight? I can’t believe it is the 10th day already! This NFR has been incredible! Who do you think will win the world in Barrel Racing tonight? Could Amberleigh Moore do it? Mary Burger? Or maybe even Kimmie Wall? We shall find out! Round 10 tonight folks!

Congratulations Amberleigh and Paige!


Amberleigh and Paige didn’t let being 14th on the ground stop them from winning the go round! They were amazing last night, not to mention on fire with a 13.49 second run! I honestly don’t think you could fit a piece of paper between Ambers leg and the barrel on some of their turns! It was wicked fast run for being close to last out on the ground! It will be interesting to see what they can pull off tonight since Amberleigh is now 2nd in the World and the aggregate! She could win the world folks! Especially since Mary Burger unfortunately hit a barrel in Round 9.


Like I mentioned earlier a few of the quieter girls this week took over the top 6 placings last night. Cayla Melby Small finally smoothed things out and ran a 13.54 which placed second. Steve Hillman, who has been finishing the NFR strong, came in third with a 13.59. Jackie Ganter came in fourth with a 13.66, Ivy Conrado came in fifth with a 13.68 and Kimmie Wall ran a 13.71 placing 6th. Lisa Lockhart is still winning the Average and is the only one with 9 clean rounds! Will she make it 10 tonight?

A lot is up in the air tonight in Round 10! It will be a horse race y’all! I can’t wait to see how everything plays out! Stay tuned!

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

— To watch the Barrel Racing in Round 9 click here —

Barrel Racing Round 9 Results:

Barrel Racing Results – 9th Go Round:
1.    Amberleigh Moore,  13.49, $26,230.77
2.    Cayla (Melby) Small,  13.54, $20,730.77
3.    Stevi Hillman, 13.59, $15,653.85
4.    Jackie Ganter, 13.66, $11,000
5.    Ivy Conrado,  13.68, $6,769.23
6.    Kimmie Wall,  13.71, $4,230.77
7.    Mary Walker, 13.75
8.    Lisa Lockhart, 13.76
9.    Sarah Rose McDonald, 13.77
10.    Sherry Cervi,  14.00
11.    Pamela Capper, 18.80*
12.    Mary Burger, 18.86*
13.    Carley Richardson, 19.11*
14.    Jana Bean, 23.70*
15.    Michele McLeod, 26.60*
1.    Lisa Lockhart            124.31/9
2.    Amberleigh Moore        127.83/9
3.    Sherry Cervi            129.36/9
4.    Stevi Hillman            130.27/9
5.    Kimmie Wall            131.06/9
6.    Pamela Capper        134.40/9
7.    Mary Burger            134.51/9
8.    Jackie Ganter            135.74/9
9.    Sarah Rose McDonald    138.99/9
10.    Cayla Small            140.19/9
11.    Jana Bean            144.13/9
12.    Mary Walker            145.74/9
13.    Michele McLeod        147.40/9
14.    Carley Richardson        149.95/9
15.    Ivy Conrado            125.68/8
Current World Standings -Round 9
1.    Mary Burger        $271,207.36
2.    Amberleigh Moore    $212,183.35
3.    Kimmie Wall        $195,218.25
4.    Sherry Cervi        $181,678.74
5.    Lisa Lockhart        $179,205.73
6.    Ivy Conrado        $161,775.49
7.    Stevi Hillman        $156,527.60
8.    Jackie Ganter        $153,040.54
9.    Sarah Rose McDonald    $147,595.16
10.    Michele McLeod        $144,706.52
11.    Pamela Capper        $143,620.14
12.    Jana Bean            $135,604.86
13.    Mary Walker        $122,815.95
14.    Cayla Small        $122,698.17
15.    Carley Richardson        $103,990.71
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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