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Barrel Horse of the Year

Racebred horse High Valor named top barrel horse.

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The Valiant Hero gelding High Valor has been named the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/AQHA/Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Horses of the Year . 

This 10-year-old unraced gelding is owned and ridden by Dona Kay Rule, and was bred by Lana Merrick-Bailey of Norman, Oklahoma. 

He is sired by leading sire Valiant Hero, a syndicated son of First Down Dash who stands at Lazy E Ranch at Guthrie, Oklahoma. 

His dam is the Rare Form mare Rare High, a Grade 2-competitor who earned $30,381 on the racetrack and has produced race earners of more than $63,000 on the racetrack.  She is a half sister to Grade 2 winner Crater Lake ($171,216). 

High Valor was unstarted on the racetrack, but this year they finished the rodeo season with earnings of $96,507.

Read more about the connections at WPRA's website. 

The winners of AQHA's PRCA Horse of the Year awards will be featured in the December America's Horse magazine

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