Do you want Faster Runs on a Sounder, Happier Horse?  You found the right place.

Welcome to the Performance Horse Academy!

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We are the only customized coaching program for barrel racers with a 100% success rate for faster runs on sounder, happier horses.

I am your coach, Samantha Winslow-Holmes. 

I have created the only barrel racing clinic & program that is backed by interval timing data and functional bio-mechanics, that is delivered by a certified athletic coach. 

This program has a 100% success rate if you do 2 simple things – follow the directions and make the adjustments suggested.

I customize you and your horses pattern and program around how you and your horse are built to move.

This could be your success story -

these ARE typical results!

Ashley & Reuben & Spidey - Saskatchewan - after 16 years off going from the 3D to consistently in the 1D on a thoroughbred!

Reese & Cosmic - Ohio - beginner youth rider from the from the 4D to the 1D!

Kayla J - Colorado - sending Lem down to the broodmare pen to winning at Futurities!

Jessica B & Mario - Minnesota - from the 4D to the 2D consistently on a pleasure bred horse!

Aleah M -& Showgirl - Saskatchewan - Faster times and outstanding posture changes

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

1.  When you sign up you get immediate access to all of the lessons and content of our program.

2.  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.

3.  We have over 150  lessons in our program that are designed around you and your horses build and we start by sharing with you, what you need to work on TODAY to put you and your horse on the path to happy, sound & faster!

4.  We have weekly live group sessions with Q&A- you can post your runs on our PRIVATE & SAFE social feed – no judging here, just collaboration and celebration with other students like yourself!

5.  Fun challenge groups to win buckles, entry fees and other great prizes by sharing your journey with our group!

5.  Private one on one session through Zoom to help you dial in the fine details to keep climbing your way up the divisions!

Step 1

Upload your horse's pictures & videos (there is a form to follow)

Step 2

Access the course info - read the info, watch the videos

Step 3

We get to work on what you need to adjust with private sessions with your action plan

Would you like a 1/2 second off your run times?

For the first time you will truly understand why one pattern works for one horse and not another and which components YOUR horse needs simple things like some horses need a round circle and some need an oval – but it only clocks well if you choose the right one for your horses build

We teach you how to manage different set ups & ground and what your horse is built to kick ass on and what will be challenging.

How to find YOUR line to the 1st barrel every time you line up in the alley, so no more fretting!

Did you know your horse came with a set of blueprints?

We will analyze & will go through your horses from head to toe.

We highlight the strengths and challenges of their build and how that applies to the pattern.

You send us pictures and a run and we send you back a report & a video showing:

  • Top 3 Time Stealers

  • Posture Analysis

  • Saddle & Rein Analysis

  • Job Analysis

  • What Pattern Strengths your horse will have

  • What Pattern Challenges your horse will have

Your horses skeleton accounts for a minimum of 80% of their athletic capacity.  Therefor, you really need to know how your horse is built to work.

Let's see if your saddle actually fits

You will learn HOW to measure YOU and YOUR HORSE to see what will work – how to check if the pad is the saint or the sinner – how to measure your body for best fit.

  • Did you know that it is MORE important that the saddle fits the rider than the horse?
  • Did you know your pad might be creating a false topline and pulling your saddle forward – pinching your horses scapula?

Money Back Guarantee



The Performance Horse Academy is unique.

We are the only personalized online Barrel Racing lesson program in the world that comes with a guarantee, because we use functional bio-mechanics and proof to design your path and pattern

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We give you the answers to all of the hard questions!

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  • What Bit Should I Use?
  • Does my Saddle Fit?
  • Is My Horse Travelling Sound?
  • Am I Going Too Fast (YES this is a thing!)?
  • Why does my horse fight me in a turn?

“This is 13 years of research put into usable information for every rider who wants a sound horse and to enjoy success"

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Performance Horse Academy content is built on proven data. No one else can say that they have proofed and found the major variables themselves in any other courses on the market.

We asked our members how The Performance Horse Academy has impacted them. Click on the members pictures below to hear how our members feel about our program!

Anne-marie Russ - DVM - Bellis, AB
Brooke Patton - Calgary, AB
Candis Molde - Parkbeg, SK
Cora Wutch - Medicine Hat, AB
Dina Miller - Rifle, Colorado
Janeen Rivard - St Eustache, MB
Jessica Barto - Chisholm, Minnesota
Lanette Lewis - Moose Jaw, SK
Trina Marshall - Medicine Hat, AB
Wendy Playfair - Leslieville, AB

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