About Angie Barry Redd
The St. Louis horse show community remembers Angie Barry Redd as a shining light, always ready to share a smile or cheer up someone who wasn’t having the best day — despite the health challenges that had plagued her since early adulthood. Angie’s selflessness, strength, and dedication to her daughter Misty’s riding career set an example for what it means to be a horse show mom.
Angie became involved with horses after retiring from an accomplished running career for health reasons. Her athletic resume includes back-to-back state championships in the mile while in high school, and a Big 8 championship in the 10,000-meter event while attending Kansas State University. Angie also qualified for the NCAA National Track & Field Championships in the 10,000 meter and held a Big 8 indoor record while on KSU’s record-setting distance medley relay team. After graduating from KSU, she ran professionally for Nike and Reebok, qualifying for the Olympic trials in 1992.
As an equestrian, Angie competed in the adult amateur hunters and three-day events. She would later share the sport (and her horse) with daughter Misty, and horse riding became an activity they enjoyed together. Angie happily stepped into the role of horse show mom, traveling around the country to support her daughter. As Misty describes, “She was there 24/7. No matter what, she put everything on hold just to make sure I got to live my dreams.”
Angie passed away on February 3, 2021. It was two days before Misty was scheduled to fly to Florida to show. On the way to the hospital, Angie apologized to her daughter for complicating the Florida trip. “That was just how she was,” explains Misty. “She always thought of me first.”
The Angie Barry Redd Parent Award
Do you know a parent who goes above and beyond for their kids who ride? Nominate him or her for the DMG Shows Angie Barry Redd Parent Award. From those nominations, we’ll select a parent who dedicates themselves to the betterment of their children, sacrificing their own time and energy so their children can enjoy their love for the horses.