Jessi Mead has devoted her life to improving the performance horse industry. While she has a wide variety of experience with horses, her primary focus and extensive expertise is in barrel racing, training and breeding. Jessi was born on her family's ranch in Cedar Grove, New Mexico where she began riding very early in life. She started competing in junior rodeos, play days, and 4-H horse shows when she was eight. When she was twelve she broke and trained her first barrel horse. At fifteen she bred her first mare and raised her first colt. This started her lifelong career as a contestant, breeder and trainer. In her twenties she realized the horses she raised for herself were highly successful and decided to start her own breeding program. Over the years her breeding and training program has consistently produced highly competitive performance horses, winning championships and world titles. She has bred, raised and trained all three of her current mounts. Jessi runs her ranch (Red Butte Ranch) near Elbert, Colorado with her daughter Jackie. In order to spend as much time as possible with her family she has limited her barrel racing to the Midwest region.
Champion barrel racer and professional barrel horse trainer, Jessi Mead's recent accomplishments.
2014 - PRCA/WPRA Ranked # 82 in the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Year End Standings.
2014 - PRCA/WPRA Average Finalist, Dodge City KS Roundup Rodeo
2013 - PRCA/WPRA Ranked 259 in the World Pro Rodeo year end standings
2013 - PRCA/WPRA Ranked 192 in the world "All American Pro Rodeo Series"
2013 - PRCA/WPRA Ranked 19th in the world in the Mountain States Circuit
2013 - PRCA/WPRA Reserve Champion Lamar Sand & Sage Roundup Rodeo
2013 - PRCA/WPRA Money Winner at 11 Mountain State Circuit Rodeos
2010 - WPRA Year-End standings: Ranked 22nd (Mntn. States Circuit)
2010 - PRCA Rodeo, Steamboat Springs CO: Reserve Champion
2009 - WPRA Year-End Standings: Ranked 15th (Mntn. States Circuit)
2009 - PRCA Rodeo in Douglas WY: Championship Title
2008 - Cody Nite Rodeo: Finals Qualifier
2008 - Buffalo Wild West Days: 4D Champion and High Money Earner
2008 - BBR World Finals: 1-D Qualifier
2008 - BBR Noble OK: Champion
2008 - Dodge City Roundup, Pink Ribbon Race: Reserve Champion
2007 - BBR World Finals: 1-D Qualifier
2007 - Buffalo Bill Wild West Days: Reserve Champion
2007 - PRCA Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo: Reserve Champion
2006 - PRCA Rodeo, Thermopolis WY: Reserve Champion
2006 - Cody Nite Rodeo:
2006 Finals Champion
2006 - Buffalo Bill Wild West Days: All Rounds & Average Champion
2006 - Women's Pro Rodeo Assoc: Divisional Tour Champion Rodeo: Championship Finalist
2005 - Fizz Bomb Classic: High Point Champion
2005 - Newcastle Spring Fling: Round & Average Champion
2005 - Snaffle Bit Summer Series: Round & Average Champion
Jessi offers to share her extensive knowledge in all aspects related to the barrel racing industry to anyone wanting to learn. Her expertise includes, teaching barrel racing clinics throughout the western united states, teaching proper biting and tack fitting clinics, private barrel racing clinics and hosting barrel racing camps. She also takes in interns at her ranch to help them complete their college education in equine management. She has never rejected a chance to help others learn the internal workings of the barrel racing industry.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or for tours of the facility, horses for sale, clinics and event schedules.