A Brave Competition Full of Heart

After months of preparation, excitement, and anticipation, 17 BraveHearts veterans and one Gold Star Father competed in Fort Worth at the NYCHA Shootout Cutting this past week. This video tells the story of their journey in Fort Worth, the 18 trainers who helped them, multiple assistants in all kinds of ways, and a village of adoring fans cheering them on.

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11 Comments on A Brave Competition Full of Heart

  1. Rhonda T Guilford on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 1:14 pm
  2. So nice Barb, thanks for sharing that beautiful video and for the work that you do. Nic was all business!

  3. Kelly Scilingo on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 1:37 pm
  4. Wonderful video Barb.

    Thank you for sharing.
    The veterans were just amazing.
    Nic performed beautifully.
    Loved your 16.2 hand turn back horse in the practice pen at Lach Perks Ranch.
    Braveheart says it all.

  5. Alice on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 2:23 pm
  6. Wonderful ❤️ Thank you for doing that for them, and for sharing it with us!! Bravo to Will and Nic!!

  7. Camille Abbott on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 2:27 pm
  8. That was fabulous and now I need to find the kleenex! Great work!

  9. Candido Rivera on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 2:29 pm
  10. What a wonderful way to honor these veterans for all they have done for our beloved country!!
    As a VFW veteran and Patriot I thank you from the bottom of my heart !
    Many Blessings to all !!

  11. Renée Racine on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 2:36 pm
  12. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video Barbra and for all the hard work you do to get this accomplished. Bravehearts is an apt name for the riders as they show us how to be both brave and strong. Yeah Nic, he did so very well and should be proud of himself!

  13. Claire Barker on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 5:36 pm
  14. Oh I agree with Camille! I’m SO amazed and proud of Nic-knowing that not every horse can do his job so flawlessly under different riders-and Will did a phenomenal job of quietly letting him do his thing! They were a real team!
    I’m sitting here bawling too!

  15. Geralyn on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 5:57 pm
  16. Dear Barb,
    You are always giving back, and what a great way of showing these veterans the love and respect they all deserve. Thanks for shining a light for all!
    You are a true inspiration. Xoxo to Nic!

  17. Kathryn on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 6:20 pm
  18. What a wonderful way to celebrate a group of veterans! Will and Nic…well done. This Blue Star mom thanks you.

  19. Carol MacGregor on Sun, 31st Jul 2022 7:38 pm
  20. Hi Barb, Well, this was just GREAT to watch these BraveHeart Competitors!! What a wonderful opportunity for them. We appreciate their service to our country so very much. Thank you to You and Nic for all of your hard work to be a part of bringing such fun, excitement and joy to these fine people!!! 🙂

  21. Harolyn Deason on Mon, 1st Aug 2022 3:27 pm
  22. Thank you Barb for sharing with us!! Your passion is contagious. I followed your Braveheart adventure for start to next start. You are so kind, encouraging and generous. I loved the video, well done. I was choked up as the Vets + gold star Dad were introduced and competed. What a blessing for us to be able to journey with you. Nic was awesome!!
    God bless you, harolyn

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