About Us: Jessi Mead Professional Barrel Horse Trainer

Jessi Mead


 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

Professional Trainer and Clinition


 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. 

Contact Us

Hours are by appointment only

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. 

Red Butte Ranch

12001 County Road 94, ELBERT, CO 80106, US

(303) 648-0181

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