2017 Earnings: $111,785 Career Earnings: $206,444
KG Justiceweexpected "Issy"
10-year old black mare
Sire: Judge Cash
Dam: Do It For Beau
KG Blazin Nine Oh "Ruby"
7-year old mare
Sire: Blazin Jetolena
Dam: Do It For Beau
Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):
Winning second at the San Antonio Rodeo on Issy and earning $24,000. It was my first time there and I didn't have many expectations but Issy placed in every round and ended up second overall. It was pretty cool. The second highlight was finishing second at RodeoHouston on Ruby and pocketing $28,000. Again, it was my first time there and I had heard how tough of a pen Houston was, so I didn't have many expectations and we had to get to the final round through the Wildcard but we had some good luck and it worked out really well.
Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:
I have been to the NFR as a spectator a few times and the energy in the Thomas and Mack is amazing. I am really looking forward to feeling that energy as a competitor!
Describe your 2017 season:
Amazing and incredibly LUCKY!
Describe your horse's running and turning style and how they will do with the Thomas and Mack set-up:
Issy never stops running. We have had most of our success in small indoor pens, so I sure hope it will suit her well! Ruby does well indoors also if I need to ride her. She is more ratey but real honest.
Which reality show would you last the longest on: The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent or Survivor and tell us why?
I love to sing in the truck while driving but really am not good! I still dance like a toddler and without fast food I wouldn't "survive," so hopefully barrel racing would be a talent and I would last a while on that.
Which former World Champion Barrel Racer would you seek rodeo advice from and why?
So hard to chose but Sherry Cervi is such an amazing and consistent rider and trainer, which I am always striving to improve on. She has been to the NFR so many times, she obviously knows what it takes.