The First Josey Jr World
Since the original rodeo schools in 1967, R.E. and Martha have dedicated their lives to the sport of rodeo and teaching future generations of Champions. After Martha won the WPRA World Title in 1980 she and her friend, Joyce Barney, decided to host the biggest Youth Barrel Race in the World. In 1981, they hosted the first Josey Jr World for barrel racers 20 years old and under.
The Josey Reunion
Over the next 12 years, they continued to host the Josey Jr World while also hosting barrel racing clinics and schools. After years of clinics, schools, and the Josey Jr World, the Joseys loved seeing the friendly faces of their students come back to the Ranch to compete. With the Josey Jr World being a youth race, R.E. and Martha wanted to provide the same opportunities for their older students. In 1993, the Josey Ranch hosted the first Reunion Round-Up as a “homecoming” barrel race for any student who had attended a Josey Ranch Clinic or School.
Continuing the Tradition
Today the Josey Ranch continues to host the Josey Jr World Barrel Race and the Josey Reunion Barrel race. The Reunion remains open to any student that has ever attended a Josey clinic or school in their lifetime. Each year barrel racers continue to compete at the Josey Ranch for the chance to take home a Big Tex Trailer, Circle Y Saddles, Shea Michelle Buckles, and much more!
Come compete for a brand new Big Tex Trailer, Circle Y Saddles, Shea Michelle Buckles and much more!