Paint barrel racers from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, and even Florida came to Fort Worth to run in the 2nd annual Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race where nearly $10,000 in purse money was up for grabs.
With $3,500 in added money, Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program (PBRIP) participation at the event totaled 66 entries with a payout of over $5,500, surpassing last year’s numbers.
Taking home a check of $982 and a pair of Durango boots was the champion of the 1D, Candie Wolf of Decatur, Texas, riding Kitnic.
“The PBRIP at The Cowgirl Gathering has become one of our largest races in the country for Paint Horses,” said APHA’s Manager of Racing Carly Peercy. “Our PBRIP program has had tremendous growth over the last couple of years and The Cowgirl Gathering race is a testament to that.”
2D Champion – Elizabeth Cloud on SS Streakin Heart – $842
3D Champion – Shawna turner on Makn Faith Shake Em – $561
4D Champion – Paul Ann Lucero – $421
The Texas-Bred Incentive added an extra $3,500 to the pot with no extra entry fee, giving the top five fastest Texas-foaled horses a chance to win extra money.
1st – $1,750 – Jaylan Clary on Dash of Hope
2nd – $700 – Kimberly Cockrell on Miss Goodyear
3rd – $525 – Kimberly Teague on Best Ta Fame
4th – $350 – Alaina Petrey on Perk A Dot
5th – $175 – Candie Wolf on Kits Texas Taxi
Jaylan Clary of Weatherford, Texas, and her sorrel tobiano mare Dash Of Hope hit the jackpot placing ninth in the Open 2D, second in the PBRIP and first in the Texas-Bred Incentive accumulating nearly $4,000 in winnings.
Jaylan said it best: “It pays to own a Paint!”
The Cowgirl Gathering exceeded expectations for its second year running. Be sure to keep up with the 2022 event plans by following along on social media at @thecowgirlgathering.
For the full list of PBRIP results, click HERE.
Questions? Contact Carly Peercy
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About The Cowgirl Gathering
The Cowgirl Gathering is a celebration in the heart of Fort Worth, designed to showcase spectacular, inspirational women from all walks of life who embody the spirit of the American Cowgirl. Whether you are a competitor or just want to experience the spark of that cowgirl essence, the Cowgirl Gathering is your event.
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.