Speaker Profile: Megan Sparks (4th Safety Symposium)

14 year-old barrel racer Megan Sparks from Ohio started riding at the age of 3. Sparks rode English/Hunter Jumper then switched disciplines to running barrels at the age of 8.  She is currently in 8th grade training with Ty Mitchell and the team at the Josey Ranch.

  • 2012 IBRA National Finals, 7th in 1D Open 2nd Go out of 500+ entries
  • 2012 IBRA National Finals, 2nd in 1D Youth Long Go out of 250 entries
  • 2012 Josey Jr. World Top 5 1D Finalist
  • 2012 Josey Jr. World  1D, First Go Champion out of 540 entries
  • 2012 AQHA Youth World Qualifier (placed 6th in qualifying round)
  • 2011 NBHA Youth World Qualifier (qualified 4 horses)
  • 2011 4th Place 1D Youth IBRA National Finals
  • 2011 NBHA Open World Finalist
  • 2011 Josey Jr. World top finalist
  • 2010 Ohio State Fair Barrel Champion
  • 4 Time State Youth Championship Barrel Champion
  • 4 Time State Youth Championship Reserve pole champion
  • 2010 & 2011 IBRA National qualifier
  • Top 20 Youth Barrels 2010 Quarter Horse Congress
“I have the Cheyenne Rowdy Troxel helmet and I love the feel, the fit, and especially the look!” Says Sparks. “I like to wear helmets when barrel racing because I feel safer going at fast speeds.  I always get asked what kind of helmet I wear.  I’ve always worn a Troxel since I was riding English at the age of 3.  People tell me they like to see someone barrel racing wearing a helmet because almost everyone else is wearing cowgirl hats.  Lastly, my favorite and only color that I run barrels in is orange and my Cheyenne Rowdy goes perfectly with it.”



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