Posted by: dshackleford
in Barrel Racing Clinics on Sep 17, 2012
This is Diana Shackleford, Charmayne's clinic director. We have had several questions about Charmayne's clinics lately and I wanted to talk to you all a bit about them.
As many of you know, our clinics take 32 participants, sometimes that turns into 34 and sometime in turns into 28, regardless of the fluctation, everyone who comes to a Charmayne James clinic with the desire to learn something will leave with the tools to be a better barrel racer.
Charmayne has an assistant, Heather, who has been with her quite awhile. Heather instructs in and how she was taught by Charmayne. The advantage for those attending the clinic is that each participant gets the opportunity to learn in more than one way.
I guess what many of our yet to register participants may or may not realize is that while there are many clinics out there, they are all different in their methods and experience.
In addition to years of positive feedback from our clinic participants, Charmayne is an eleven time world barrel racing champion and there is still no one else out there who has that experience or track record.
So when you are considering, where to spend your time, your money and ultimately whom to trust to help you shave time off the clock, the best choice out there is still a
Charmayne James Barrel Racing Clinic.
Posted by: dshackleford
in Barrel Racing Clinics on Aug 25, 2012
We have had countless calls and emails regarding the improvement made after attending a clinic. And the team and I love to hear from our clinic participants about how they are doing since attending.
So email us your stories, pictures and video links and we will post some of them here!
Alyssa G. Wrote:
I just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU!(I attend your clinic in June at the Fargo, ND arena. My horse and I have had much nice, faster and cleaner runs since. She recently ran in the 1D open at UBRA World show with over 200 runners. Last year she was buttom of the 3D at this same show. I cant tell you enought how much you helped me. I have been to clinics of other NFR barrel racers and your is by far the BEST. Here is her run at world:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13gT_z4wmsA&feature=youtu.be
Posted by: charmayne
in Barrel Racing Clinics on Jan 01, 2012
Posted by: jimbo717
in Clayton on Aug 16, 2010
Breeding Season Begins again in the spring.
Wach for new pictures of Clayton, Legacy of the Legendary Scamper!
Clayton Carries On Legacy Of Best Barrel Racing Horse In History Of Sport
Successful Year for Breeding Creates Exciting Opportunity to Breed to Scamper’s Identical Genetic Match
First there was Scamper, the legendary barrel racing horse of 11-time World Champion Charmayne James.
Now comes Clayton, an identical genetic match to Scamper. January 2012 marks the third year that Clayton is available for breeding. 2008/2009 was Clayton’s first breeding season and proved that Clayton is an exceptional choice for successfully producing healthy offspring passing on the characteristic traits of his bloodline.
The first and second breeding season was a huge success, according to James. “Currently, Clayton has one offspring on the ground that is healthy and remarkably similar to Clayton with many characteristic traits of Scamper. We also have a number of healthy pregnancies with foals on the way,” she notes,
“When we began this journey, we were hopeful that Clayton would not only successfully breed but also produce healthy offspring. We now have full evidence that both can be done with excellent results and are excited for what the future holds for each horse.”
All who have seen Clayton firsthand agree that he shows the signs for potential greatness. Besides the obvious athleticism, both Clayton and his offspring have proven easy to train and have the air of confidence that Scamper was so well known for.
“The best way to describe Clayton and his foal is that they are intelligent, sound and mentally tough. Clayton has a conformation so balanced and so like Scamper. By the looks of his first foal, it seems that the same genetics are fully evident,” says James.
“As we venture forward, we are more excited with each passing day. I can’t wait for the new foals to get here. My hope is that someday Scamper will be compared to the great racing horses of all time such as Dash for Cash and Streakin Six, both world class producers of champion performers.”
Trevor Brazile, 6-Time World Champion Cowboy and his wife, Shada, Professional WPRA Barrel Racer, were one of the first to breed to Clayton. “A great horse is a great horse and when we first saw Clayton, we immediately recognized the potential. The fact that he shares genetics with Scamper was a bonus. Having Scamper’s genetics are advantageous for any barrel racing aspirations that we may have but because Scamper was such a great athlete, so durable and intelligent, we feel that Clayton’s foal will have great potential in other disciplines. We’re excited about the birth of his offspring in early 2010 and optimistic about the future,” states Brazile.
Since most of the barrel racing sires historically have come from the race track and not from the arena, Clayton offers a first-ever opportunity to discriminating breeders. “Though there has never been a great barrel racing sire, Clayton’s genetic makeup – his bloodline – offers the known qualities that made Scamper such a success,” notes James.
“Ultimately, Clayton will be judged by the performance of his offspring – and we are very optimistic about that.”
To learn more about Clayton, click here. Clayton is standing at Buffalo Ranch, Weatherford, Texas.
Posted by: jimbo717
in Products on May 17, 2010
I want to send a shout out to Melanie in Washington for the awesome feedback on one of my saddles – the Charmayne James Record Breaker Barrel Racing Saddle by Cactus Saddlery.
"i just bought this saddle and i love it! it doesn't rub you raw like most brand new saddles do, the tooling is amazing. I'm very pleased it fits both my horses! it is just so pretty. i get complements from everyone. i cant say enough good things about it!"
Thanks Melanie! I appreciate your feedback and I’m so pleased that you love the saddle as much as I do.
Good luck with all your rides!
Posted by: jimbo717
in Winner's Circle on May 17, 2010
I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and barrel racers in my barrel racing clinics across the country. However, it’s not often that I get to hear about how riders were able to apply some of the techniques that they learned to work better with their horse or win an event.
If you have attended any of my clinics and want to share your story or tell us about a great ride or an awesome win, we’d love to hear all about it. Don’t be shy. We want to celebrate your success….braggers welcome.
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