EP 10: Kassie Mowry | Preparation and Mental Toughness

Kassie Mowry is listed as the Top Rider of the Decade for 2008-2018 with earnings calculating over $2M, reported by Barrel Horse News. Among countless achievements, she is an NHSRA barrel racing champion, NIRA barrel racing champion, two time NFR qualifier, BFA Futurity Champion, BFA Juvenile Champion, and the 2019 Diamonds and Dirt Futurity and Slot Race Champion just to name a short few. We loved this episode getting to revisit some iconic horses in Kassie’s early career, Kassie’s involvement with Epic Leader , and her 2019 season which has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Kassie is as tough as they come and an extremely knowledgeable horse woman and there is a lot to be learned from this episode!

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Round 3 of the 2017 NFR. Kassie and Firewater Make Me Happy (Junior) set the arena record. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Dashing Dillon

  • Confederate Leader x Pass the Belle, Pass the Bars
  • Bought as a yearling primarily because of his Confederate Leader bloodlines
  • Characterized as fast and honest, “just won”
  • LTE $123,000, 2006 BFA Juvenile Futurity Champion

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  • Dash Ta Fame x On a Bunny, On a High. “Darling Denim”
  • Won over $60,000 his four year old futurity year
  • Characterized as very sensitive, hard working and pleasing

Epic Leader

Kassie Mowry with a young Epic Leader
Kassie Mowry and Epic Leader in 2011, he was a three year old. Photo by:
  • Confederate Leader x Firewater Fiesta, Firewater Flit
  • Co owned by Kassie and Karma Loftin
  • LTE $170,000+
  • 2012 Futurity Year:
    • 2nd Highest Money Winning Futurity Horse in the Nation
    • Old PacWest Slot Race Champion
    • BBR Finals Slot Futurity Champion
    • Ecurie 5-55 Drummond Futurity Champion
    • LG Pro Classic Slot Race Reserve Champion
  • Now owned by the Schiller Ranch, stands at Brazos Valley Stallion Station


Despite battling two different injuries within a few months of each other, Kassie still has had a stand out year thus far, with the highlight being the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity. Out of the six horses she is currently competing on, they are all by Dash Ta Fame or Epic Leader. Below are their accomplishments at the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity where she won in total nearly $80,000 at the single event!


First Round

Second Round

Final Round Aggregate

  • 1st- Dashing Canelo
  • 2nd- Epic Guy
  • 3rd- Famous Ladies Man
  • 7th- CP He Will Be Epic

Slot Race

  • 1st- Epic Guy
  • 4th- CP He Will Be Epic

Keys to Kassie’s Training Program

  • Mental Toughness
  • Awareness
  • Preparation
  • Consistency
  • Reward/Release


Can’t get enough Kassie? Check out her two part series we did in a previous season of Racer’s Edge on our YouTube Channel! As always, thank you for listening and you can find more episodes of the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We have two remaining episodes in Season 2 we are excited to bring you.

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