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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sad news in this week's Barrel Racing Report
This week's issue of The Barrel Racing Report delivers some terrible news for the barrel racing industry as a whole. As reported last night on World Barrel Racing Production's and World Team Roping Production's websites, Bobby "Booger" Barter has died and with him he has taken the WBR and WTR. His death and the loss of the WBR and WTR has left a vacuum in the industry, one that because of lessons learned from Barter's groundbreaking ventures in both industries, will be filled in due time.
I am just starting a new life in Boulder, Colo., with my dog, boyfriend and our three horses. I'm the assistant editor at Horse & Rider Magazine, where I do a little bit of everything – from writing the Conformation Clinic to making sure everyone else gets paid to updating our Facebook page.
I'm a barrel racer, and I also like to run a set of poles every once and awhile. On any given weekend, you can find me at a barrel race, rodeo or team roping. My significant other is a header, so when I give in and skip a barrel race I let him go rope!
I also really like to watch a great pleasure horse, reining horse or halter horse, and I love a great ride through the woods. (This is something I'm sort of giving up as I move to the high-desert/mountain region, so I should say that I do love a good ride through the mountains!)
I graduated from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Honors Tutorial College, and I do love my old college town of Athens, Ohio, with all of my heart. Originally, I'm from a small town called Vandergrift, Pa., and I have a wonderful loving family who all call Vandergrift home and whom I miss dearly.