About
I love horses. I'm guessing you do too and that's why you stopped by this site. That's how it all started, a love for horses and an attempt to turn something I love into a positive way to make a living and make a difference.
My name is Christa Conway and I have been riding horses since I was old enough to sit on a saddle by myself. I am a third generation barrel racer and my kids make a fourth.

I met my husband, Vick, at a horse show.  It was probably sometime in the 70s (no, we are not that old...we just met when we were really young.)  Our families competed at horse shows together back then and I believe it was an arranged marriage. Someday I may write it all down.

The Horses
I've competed at barrel races since I can rememeber and have had made many great memories over the years.

My dad hauled me around the Midwest with a little red roan mare that
taught me how to win and to never doubt the underdog. She was only 14.2H
tall, but her heart was big enough for both of us.

Highlights include a qualification to the International Finals Rodeo in 2002 and a crushed knee just months before.

Vick and I have shared futurity wins, rodeo wins and watched our kids compete and win on horses we've raised and trained. We've watched others go on to compete and win with horses we trained and forged great and lifelong friendships along the way.

All of these accomplishments and life experiences were possible because of God's grace, a supportive family, wonderful friends, hard work and of course great horses.
The Horse Resource
It all started in 2004 when I began writing a Christian Barrel Racer's Newsletter that included inspirational articles and devotional material that I either wrote or that was submitted by others. I distributed the newsletter to hundreds of people via mail and passed them out at the rodeos and barrel races I attended until 2008.

In 2008 the Christian Barrel Racer's Newsletter became the preface for the start of something bigger.  My passion for the horses and the equine industry as well as the experience with the newsletter led me to start The Horse Resource in 2008 as a printed magazine. The Christian Barrel Racer's Newsletter became the monthly featured column called "Christian Cowboy Collection."

My goal from the beginning has been to bring great articles, relevant news, upcoming events and event coverage to other horse people like me while keeping a positive and uplifting message of hope that Jesus provides in the forefront.

It grew into a full time career for me and by the grace of God I've been blessed to turn something I love into something I do for a living.

I'll keep doing the work as long as God provides the platform.

Many blessings and thanks for reading,
~Christa
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs
The Staff
  1. Christa Conway
    Christa Conway
    Owner/Editor
    Christa takes care of all of the office work, graphic design, website maintenance and any other jobs that come up in the office.
  2. Bella
    Bella
    Security
    Bella takes care of any visitors we have that show up unexpected. She is a force to be reckoned with, don't let her size fool you.
  3. Freckles
    Freckles
    Executive Assistant
    Freckles works very closely with Christa, she is always there when needed and takes her job very seriously. She is as loyal as they come and doesn't ask for much in return, just a treat here and there and maybe a good scratch behind the ears.
  4. Miss Maybelline
    Miss Maybelline
    Intern
    Miss Maybelline is our office intern. She is learning to focus, but still has a hard time not following her nose or dosing off occasionally. We hope she matures into a great Executive Assistant someday...