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Elaina McKinney

Heather Smith

Elaina competing in a Spirit Helmet

Hello, my name is Elaina McKinney and I am 17 years old. I have always loved horses and been around them my whole life. Horses run deep in my roots by being the third generation barrel racer in my family. I started at a young age, growing my knowledge and ability over the years with the guidance of my parents.

In my free time, I love to help out at our western store that has been in our family for over 50 years. My biggest accomplishment to date is winning the World Barrel Racing League Youth World Championships in Memphis, Tennessee. My success would not be possible without Troxel’s support! I have been and always will be a strong believer in wearing a helmet while practicing and competing!



  • Leading Youth Rider in the World
  • World Barrel Racing League Youth World Champion
  • All American Youth Reserve Champion
  • Lucky Dog Productions Year-End High Money Earner
  • Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Junior Reserve World Champion
  • Featured on RFD-TV for winning a Go round of the WPRA Juniors International Barrel Racing Association Youth Champion and Reserve Champion
  • Won the 1st go of the MEGA out of 700 entries
  • Featured on the front cover of the Barrel Horse News twice, 2016 and 2018
  • Winner of all three days Lucky Dog Production show in Memphis, TN.
  • National Barrel Horse Association Great Lakes Champion and Highest Money earner
  • Placed 4th in the BBR World Finals in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Won all three days of the Lucky Dog Productions show in Starkville, MS.
  • Set a New Arena Record at Mason, TN.


  • Lucky Dog Productions Year End Champion
  • Won the 2nd go of the No Bull Finale out of over 850 entries
  • West Monroe, LA. Average Champion
  • Starkville, MS. Average Champion and was featured in the Barrel Horse News for this show
  • Fastest Time of the weekend at Tunica, MS. with 538 entries
  • International Barrel Racing Association Youth Champion
  • Won the 1st go of the MEGA out of 900 entries


  • MEGA Champion
  • Placed 5th in the Teen World Championships out of 1,102 entries
  • Placed 6th in the 2nd Go of the BBR World Finals out of 1,788 entries
  • Panty Raid Slot Race Champion
  • Morristown, TN. Average Champion


  • Made the American Semi-Finals
  • Set a New Arena Record at Cloverdale, IN.
  • International Barrel Racing Association Youth Champion
  • Placed 3rd in the All American Youth out of 926 entries
  • SE Arena Youth Champion
  • Ran the fastest time of the week at the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Finals in Perry, Georgia and was awarded the award of a lifetime

There is no reason to not wear a helmet, when they protect and look as good as a Troxel does

Elaine McKinney
Elaine McKinney
Elaine McKinney