Accumulating the most total points in APHA’s Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program for 2018, Star Dude Blackie and owner Randee Prindle proved they were the program’s toughest barrel racing team. Winning the 2D championship and clinching reserve in the 1D, Randee and “Blackie” were named 2018 PBRIP High-Point Champion.
Randee’s owned Blackie for about seven years, and they’ve participated in PBRIP since the beginning. The 2005 black solid gelding, who is by Star Bar Jodie and out of Leos Lonesum Dove (QH), was originally a rope horse, but found his niche around the cloverleaf.
“I’m blown away,” Randee said. “I didn’t haul him more than normal last year and wasn’t chasing points—he was just more consistent and we kept the barrels up.”
Randee appreciates the opportunities afforded for Paints through the PBRIP program.
“It has opened up the opportunity for Paint Horses to compete for incentives, which is really nice,” she said. “In the last couple year, I’ve seen a lot more people hauling their Paints and running them, just for that extra incentive, and that’s awesome.”
Randee’s taking home a trophy buckle for her high-point win. Champions and reserve winners were also crowned in four PBRIP divisions, based on barrel racing’s “D” format and points earned in each at PBRIP events throughout the year. Winners take home a trophy saddle from KO Trading; reserve champions earn trophy breast collars. Awards will be presented on April 13 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Congratulations to our 2018 PBRIP Year-End winners:
- 1D Champion: Teresa Watson of Nowata, Oklahoma, & Famous French Pistol, a 2013 bay tobiano mare by French To Fame (QH) x HH Classy Robin
- 1D Reserve Champion: Randee Prindle of Gilman City, Missouri, & Star Dude Blackie, a 2005 black solid gelding by Star Bar Jodie x Leos Lonesum Dove (QH)
- 2D Champion:Randee Prindle of Gilman City, Missouri, & Star Dude Blackie, a 2005 black solid gelding by Star Bar Jodie x Leos Lonesum Dove (QH)
- 2D Reserve Champion: Kribi Macoubrie of Paola, Kansas, & Classy Firefighter, a 2012 sorrel solid mare by Ima Firefighter (QH) x Classic Bar L Ella
- 3D Champion:Belinda Wheeler of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, & LLP Susies Witch, a 2008 palomino solid mare by Streakin Again (QH) x Go Too Susie
- 3D Reserve Champion: Misty Schick of Oologah, Oklahoma, & Hawks Smoken Legacy, a 2010 black tobiano mare by A Tru Legacy x Hawks Instant Smoke
- 4D Champion: Haley Mullinax of Wamego, Kansas, & Bo Ringo, a 2004 sorrel tobiano gelding by Jedis Hoot x Supremeebonyringer
- 4D Reserve Champion: Cathy Baker of Talala, Oklahoma, & Streakna Lil Warpaint, a 2013 dun tobiano gelding by Gay Bar Dun x Blue Darlin
Learn more about PBRIP at pbrip.com.