Meet Kylar Terlip: 14-Year Old Barrel Racing Superstar and #HelmetTough Rider
2010 Summer Shoot-Out Reserve Champion
2010 WPRA Junior Finals Average Champion
2011 WPRA Year End Champion
2012 Josey JR World Champion
2012 Youth World 2D Champion
2013 Diamonds and Dirt Youth Champion
2013 BBR Gold Card Race Champion
2013 Josey JR World 6th Place
2013 Jud Little Barrel Bash Wednesday winner and 2nd fastest time of the week
2013 AQHA World Junior 6th Place
2013 WPRA Junior Champion and Seasons Earning Record & 1st person to win 2 titles
2013 WPRA Futurity Average 10th place
2013 Barrel Bash Year-End Champion
2014 Jackson Hall Memorial Barrel Race Open 1D Average & Youth Champion
2014 BBR Qualified 5 horses back to finals.
With a long list of accomplishments like this at the age of only 14, one might be surprised to hear it was all done in a helmet.
Kylar Terlip has seen first hand the horror of watching a horse fall and step on it’s riders head… Thankfully, a helmet was on and that life was saved. That was the event that convinced Kylar to put on a helmet and since May of 2008 she has always worn one.
It was just a year later that Kylar put her helmet to good use when she had her horse fall down with her and hit her head. “My helmet saved me from possibly having a head injury. I hit so hard my whole forehead was swollen.”
-Tell us a little about yourself and your fantastic team!
"I was on my first horse before I could walk. I started barrel racing at "big shows" when I was 8!
I have 3 main horses:
-Fire Powered Jet. He is 20, and I plan to only run him for about one more month. He's a very sweet horse and have made most of my success on him.
-Make No Assumptions. He is a 5 year old that Ryann Pedone trained. He's a big goof ball.
- Special Zippindale. He is 10 and one of those horses that would just like to be left alone and do his job!"
"I would like to qualify for the NFR and then start training futurity horses.
I want to join and spread the word that you can be proud to wear a helmet!"