2017 Earnings: $83,338 Career Earnings: $134,687
Streakin Easy April "Lolo"
9-year old mare
Sire: A Streak of Fling
Dam: Easy April Lena
Jig French Truckle "Muffin"
13-year old mare
Sire: RNJ Heckofafrenchman
Dam: Dat Fur Bunny
Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):
My first highlight of the 2017 season was starting off with winning the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver. My second highlight was winning one of the toughest rodeos in Stephenville, Texas, which punched my ticket for my first ever Wrangler National Finals!
Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:
I am looking forward to running down the alley in Thomas and Mack! It gives me goosebumps even thinking about it. I also am very excited to meet all kinds of new people that have followed my journey!
Describe your 2017 season:
A roller coaster ride filled with excitement, tears, mental toughness and physically exhausting.
Describe your horse's running and turning style and how they will do with the Thomas and Mack set-up:
LoLo's running style is very simple - the more I leave her alone the better she works! The first barrel is going to be a little tricky for me to get down on LoLo. She likes a longer run where she can see it and shut down on her own. With the barrel being right out of the gate at the Thomas and Mack it could be tricky. Muffin is different - I can run as hard as I want to the first if it's a long ways or super close, she will find all barrels with no problem! The harder I ride the harder she turns. These mares give me all their heart no matter what! I'm very excited to run in the Thomas and Mack.
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 would have to say I would last the longest on the TV show sSrvivor! If anyone has ever tried to travel around the world and rodeo they know that you literally have to survive! You never know what will be thrown at you! Like blown tires, blown turbos, crazy weather, animal encounters, etc.
Which former World Champion Barrel Racer would you seek rodeo advice from and why?
While not a world champion yet, Lisa Lockhart has been my idle since I was a little girl. Her mentality and confidence out here on the road is unreal. I would love to get the chance to talk to her and see what she does to keep so focused and how she handles pressure so easily.