Ep 13: Jessie Telford | Going For IT!

If you aren’t familiar with Jessie Telford, she is a professional barrel racer and 2018 WNFR Qualifier and so much more. She is also the mom to Shawny and Sierra and wife to professional Cowhorse Trainer, Jake Telford. The Telfords live and train out of Idaho. We were happy to catch up with Jessie in Texas while she was down for the NRCHA Snafflebit Futurity where she was showing her new horse ‘Ronnie’ in the Hackamore Classic. She truly can do it all! We enjoyed her visit on horsemanship, horse pedigree, what she looks for in prospects, equipment, and everything in between!

Shawny and Sierra Telford cheering on their mom, Jessie, at the 2018 WNFR. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Be sure to check out Jessie and Jake’s episode of Racer’s Edge that aired on Ride TV and is available to stream on demand on Ride TV GO. Use code RACERSEDGE for a discount.

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Jessie and Cool Whip competing at the 2018 NFR. They were the Round 4 Champions. Photo by Impulse Photography.


Famous Cool Whip

    • 2011 Sorrel Gelding known as ‘Cool Whip’
    • Dash Ta Fame x Had A Kanita
    • Ran at the 2018 WNFR
    • WNFR Round 6 Champion
    • 2019 Clovis, CA Champion

Shu Fire

  • Owned by Jessie Telford & Connie McCormmach
  • 2010 mare
  • Dash of Royal Gold x Fire Water Flyer
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Jessie running Shufire at the 2018 NFR. She competed on her several rounds. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Roan Olena Oak

  • Known as ‘Ronnie’
  • 2019 Standings Leader in the NRCHA Open Hackamore Division
  • 2018 Intermediate Open Snafflebit Futurity Champion ridden by Matt Koch
  • Won the Novice Non Pro Herd Work Preliminaries in the Hackamore Classic at the 2019 NRCHA Snafflebit Futurity with Jessie
  • 2020 barrel futurity prospect

Roan Olena Oak ridden by Jessie Telford – 2019 NRCHA SBF Hackamore Classic herd work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

What to Look for in Prospects

  • Black Type
  • Will pass on straighter hocks
  • Looks for big eyes


  • Don’t worry about what other people think
  • Have fun and surround yourself with people who make you laugh!

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