In the Barrel Futurity world, the year starts on December 1. At the beginning of the 2015 year, Ashley Shafer has been setting the world on fire!
Starting with the Barrel Futurities of America in December 2014, Ashley accumulated over $11k in futurity earnings aboard three different horses. With over 400 horses entered, she placed in the 1st go round on Vanilas Sudden Fame and in the 2nd go round on Go Go Fame. They bring back the Top 50 times for the finals of the futurity and Ashley was able to make it back on all three of her horses. Finish 7th overall in the average with Go Go Fame and also placing on Vanilas Sudden Fame and KR Last Fling.
Vanilas Sudden Fame
Next up were the Arizona futurities. At the Classic Equine futurity, Ashley won the 2nd go aboard KR Last Fling and placed on Flashlight Goldseeker, raking in a little over $5,000. During the Greg Olson Futurity, KR Last Fling placed in the Slot Race as well as the 2nd go of the futurity along with SR My Honeysuckle. This brought in over $11,000.
The Diamonds and Dirt Barrel Horse Classic is held each March in Bryan, TX. Ashley showed up with her string of horses ready to win, and that is exactly what she did. Starting with the Diamond Jubilee Slot Race, she took home 2nd place on Vanilas Sudden Fame for $50,000 in winnings and also placed on KR Last Fling for another $7,500. Both of these mares stayed consistent throughout the futurity with KR Last Fling winning the 1st go and Vanilas Sudden Fame winning 2nd. Taking the top 50 times back to the Finals, Ashley again piloted both to the Championship and Reserve Championship along with running the fastest futurity time of the entire weekend. When all was said and done, she brought home over $116,000 and a new Rolex watch.
This past weekend was the Sand Cup Futurity held in Pasco, WA. KR Last Fling has not let off the gas and took home the 2nd go and Average win.
All of the winnings do not include any open runs she has made since the beginning of the year which only amounts to more earnings. We may be a little partial, but this could be the year of Ashley Schafer and Schafer performance horses!
While she uses many different products of SLH, when we asked her for her favorite and it was hands down the #24 Immune Support. Each of the horses she is hauling is on this particular product along with any other herbs they may need.
You can follow Ashley and her progress on her Facebook Page, Schafer Performance Horses.