June 23, 2021

Local riders find success in Ringgold

(Ringgold, GA) — The Cowboy Shop team, Ridin’ 4 A Reason won the second Fallon Taylor squad race Sunday night in Ringgold, GA.

The team was carefully picked and chosen largely in part due to the 122 years combined experience in this sport!

The team members, Shari Wilkins, from Franklin, Ga (owner of The Cowboy Shop), Tanya Shelnutt of Franklin, GA, Louise MacIntyre, of Rockmart, GA, Michelle Sims Lummus, of Hiram, GA & Jenna Peace, of Rockmart, GA competed against 30 other squads including World Champion Barrel Racer Fallon Taylor & her team.

IMG_4632The Ridin 4 A Reason squad was 15th out and had to sit through 15 remaining teams to hear that they were the winners!

Fallon Taylor is holding clinics and squad race challenges throughout the United States. Ringgold was second on her list of stops.

All of the team members were super excited for this opportunity and feel very blessed to have won the event.

For anyone interested in getting into barrel racing or just watching please join The Cowboy Shop Tuesday Night Series on Facebook.

The Cowboy Shop hosts barrel racing jackpots twice per month on Tuesday at the Heard County Covered Arena as well as other barrel races throughout the year.

Ridin’ 4 A Reason is part of a breast cancer charity that The Cowboy Shop supports. They have a special line of tack and T-Shirts, Love My Journey Tack that donates money to the Pink Kick Starter Program to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

With October being breast cancer awareness month, it seemed appropriate to name their squad Ridin’ 4 A Reason to represent this great cause.


  1. I am so proud of the group of women representing Georgia! I was able to watch the event on facebook live and was on the edge of my seat trying to get those horses around those barrels clean.. they didn’t need my long distance help.. they got it done against a World Champion and 29 other “squads”. I am especially proud of my daughter, Tanya, living her dreams and never giving up.

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