It’s hard to imagine where the world of barrel racing would be without Vickie Adams. Her list of accomplishments in the arena is as impressive as it is long; NFR Qualifier, 2x Texas Circuit Finals qualifier, Lone Star Circuit Year End winner, and champion barrel racer of some of the top rodeos in the country. But, it is her contributions outside of the arena that have made her a legend in the industry.
Vickie is the owner and manager of Firewater Creek Ranch in Collinsville, Texas, and is one of the leading breeders of barrel horses in the world. Her love of Flit Bar bred horses has become the foundation of some of the most amazing barrel horses to ever run down the alley. A partnership with the late Celie Whitcomb-Ray resulted in the breeding of Flit Bar to the great mare, Slash J Harletta. The result was the great stallion, Fire Water Flit. Mention that name to anyone in the barrel racing world, and their eyes will light up. Besides being a champion competitor himself, his offspring have been setting records for decades and show no signs of slowing down.
Vickie has used her business sense and her expertise to shape the industry in more than just the breeding barn. The Gold Card member has been a spokeswoman for the Women’s Professional Barrel Racing Association for many years. She is the current manager of the WPRA’s Pro Elite Sire Incentive Program. She is on the advisory board of the Future Fortunes Barrel Stallion Program and has been a director for over 10 years for the Barrel Futurities of America.