We are the only barrel racing training and coaching program that is customized for you and your horse

and comes with a Guarantee!

Meet your coach,

Samantha Winslow-Holmes

The diversity in our barrel horse breeding programs means there is no “one size fits all” for pattern, turn and posture in barrel horses anymore.

This is exciting, because more horses can be successful as barrel horses than any other discipline BUT this also means you have to restyle your riding to the horse you are on for it to work for THEIR build.

At the Performance Horse Academy, we teach you what pattern and turn style your horse needs and why they need it, right from the comfort of your home.

This program is about what is going to work for YOU and YOUR HORSE.

You will receive INSTANT access to our lessons and replays
when you sign up for one of our memberships!

Our Mission For You and your horse:

Sounder, Happier Horse

Our program works for each individual horse depending on their own specific needs! Your horse will be so much happier when you understand their body better!

Faster Runs

1/2 second off the clock, guaranteed, with unlimited private coaching and lifetime access to our lessons and life learning.

Eliminate Frustrations

You will know why things work and why they don’t for both you and your horse and know how to change it. This Eliminates your frustrations finally!

The Program

We are VERY different from other online-based Courses/Programs
in the BEST way!

All In Membership

Immediate Access

You get immediate access to all of the lessons and content for our program as soon as you sign up.


We create a blueprint for you and your horse. This tells you what tack adjustments you need, what path your horse needs, how fast you need to travel and anywhere your horse is struggling with their posture.

Live Group Sessions

You get weekly live group sessions with Q&A – you post your runs on our private & safe social feed – collaboration and celebration with other students!

Unlimited Private Sessions

We give you unlimited, private one-on-one sessions through Zoom to help you climb your way up the divisions!

100% Backed by Research

Performance Horse Academy content is built on proven data and we are proud to be the only program in the industry to be able to make that claim.

Get your Feet Wet

Barrel Horse Blueprint
& Saddle Fit Assessment

Check Out Our Members’ Progress


“Sam has changed everything I thought I new about horses and barrel racing. My horses are faster, sounder and more consistent than they have ever been and my riding has improved so much with her guidance.”

~ Sara Thompson

“This program is amazing!! It’s opened my eyes to so many things!! It’s taken my riding to a whole new level!! Sam is amazing!!”

~ Lanette Lewis

“Sam takes a no nonsense, practical approach to both horse and rider that I love! Finding out WHY I struggle with a made-to-fit mold riding style and how to ride for my own body ratios has been nothing short of amazing! I am so looking forward to where this program takes us. Be ready and willing to make changes and Sam will go above and beyond for you”

~ Kimberly Lysyshyn




1-on-1 calls
For You and your Horse


videos With solutions
to your problems

Take Your Barrel Racing To The Next Level

by joining the
Performance Horse Academy

Limited amount of attendees!

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