Meet our employee in the spotlight, Bailey Belcher!
When ATA College Grad and X-Ray tech Bailey Belcher isn’t working hard at Orthopaedic Specialists PLLC, you’ll likely find her on her horse Hot Rod. She’s been training with Hot Rod – a 4 year-old Kentucky born and bred quarter horse, since he was only one.
Bailey is inspired by the improvements they are making together in local and regional races. Bailey started barrel racing in 7th grade after having spent many years before that doing weekend trail riding.
She loves the speed and the challenge of the sport, and has competed in many different places including cities around Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and as far away as Texas when she qualified to up against some of the fastest racers in the country at the “All American” races. Her dream goal would be to make it far enough to participate in the National Finals Rodeo “NFR” events.
When asked what advice she’d give to someone interested in getting into barrel racing, Bailey says, “You have to have a lot of grit and dedication. This means going to ride every day, even when you really don’t feel like it. You’ve also got to be able to identify and fix problems – get after it and not be scared of it.” When asked who she looks to for inspiration, Bailey talks about her dad. Even though he doesn’t ride horses, Bailey really admires his mental strength and his work ethic. “My dad is tough – he doesn’t ever give up, and that’s how I want to be.”
Bailey does a great job working with Dr. Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists, and her passion for horses and barrel racing inspires the entire office. Go Bailey!!