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Ashley Brooks Memorial Scholarship Barrel Race


Photos by Gary Cox

The second annual Ashley Brooks Memorial Scholarship Barrel Race, the New Years Memorial, was back at the Show Place Arena in Cordova, Tenn. December 31, 2021-January 2, 2022. Proceeds from the show benefit the Ashley Brooks Memorial (ABM) Rodeo Scholarship Fund. This year’s the show added the $15,000 Betty Leek Memorial Futurity, honoring the late Mrs. Betty Leek, and the $10,000 Harry Blackwell Memorial Derby, honoring the late Mr. Harry Blackwell. There was also over $10,000 added in the Open for the weekend.

Brent Puhl was the official photographer for the show. You can view his photos at:

Friday’s featured class was the Open 4D with 90% payback. The $5,000 added Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) was the main event on Saturday, along with the $10,000 added Open 4D. Sunday began with a Church Service and then action got underway with the 2D Futurity, 12 & Under 3D, and the finale: $4,000 added Open 4D. Competitors had the opportunity to enter daily sidepots throughout the weekend.

Kassie Mowry of Dublin, TX, riding Famous Ladies Man, was the 1D winner of the Harry Blackwell Memorial Derby (14.642 seconds). She also won the Barrel Futurities of America (BFA) Futurity Second Go and the Betty Leek Memorial Futurity Second Go (14.799).

Cody Bauserman of Sallisaw, OK, riding Lethal Destiny, won the BFA Futurity First Go and the Betty Leek Memorial Futurity in 14.698 seconds. Cody was the BFA Futurity Average winner (29.722), with Kassie Mowry and KL Touch of Heaven placing second (29.748). Cody won the Betty Leek Memorial Open Futurity Average, as well.

The Hooey Junior Patriot winner was Caleb Cline of Circleville, OH, riding Guys Dashing Jet (14.752).

Brittany Dallaire of Morriston, FL and Heavenly Harvey won Friday’s Open 4D (14.568).

Saturday’s ABM Open 4D winner was Ryann Pedone of Sunset, TX riding JS Milo and Stitch (14.408).

Sunday’s ABM Open 4D winner was Bailey Belcher of Brooks, KY on Pocket Coin Five (14.680).

Full results of the show are posted at: Also find information on facebook at Ashley Brooks Rodeo Memorial Scholarship.

The Ashley Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to honor the memory of Ashley Brooks, who passed away in December 2019. The $2500 scholarship is awarded annually to one cowgirl or cowboy to be used for any college, university, or trade school to be used for tuition, fees, books, or campus housing. The scholarship is open to high school or home schooled seniors who are active participants in rodeo (or timed events) and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Scholarship The Scholarship Criteria and Application form can be accessed at:

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