The Top 12… California Circuit Finalists!

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Nicki Cracknell


 

#1 KRIS GADBOIS

2016 EARNINGS: $22,453.16.

RODEO COUNT: 21.

HOMETOWN - Escondido, CA.

HORSES: CRCS Regal Dash aka Snoop.
                Sheza Frenchmans Guy aka Bugs.

BREEDING: A Regal Choice X Dashin Flashin.
                   Frenchmans Guy X Sheze Dr Kirk.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2004.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 2.

BIT: Dave Elliot Bit.

SADDLE: Coats.

FEED: Alfalfa hay and pellets, Orchard hay, Renew Gold and Allstar by Forefront Equine.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Consistency in routine keeps my horses happy. From my home exercise program, feeding frequency and at what time daily, hauling routine etc. Being able to provide a consistent routine for them allows them to remain quiet and content.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: Includes Back on track blanket and Quick Wraps prior to  running. Each horse has approximately 20 minutes of trotting, loping and stretching prior to competing. They also receive about 15 minutes of hand walking following a run to cool down.

CAREER PATH: General dentist for the United States Navy.

 



#2 RACHEL DICE

2016 EARNINGS: $18,218.66.

RODEO COUNT: 16.

HOMETOWN: Byron, CA.

HORSE: Tivitosatthegogobar aka Katy.

BREEDING: Tivitos Sugar Bar X Red Oak Doll.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2014.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 3.

BIT: Ed Wright medium shank two piece twisted.

SADDLE; Double J Pozzi Pro.

FEED: Grass Alfalfa mix, Omolene 200 and Equine Natural Care Supplements.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Katy likes to keep busy. If she has too many days off she gets feisty.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: I long trot a couple circles to warm her up and then lope a couple circles making sure her body is in the correct position and she’s listening to my leg. Then I trot some small circles and counter arc her and then spin her to make sure she is stretched and ready to run.

CAREER PATH: I was an office manager before I started barrel racing full time, but after rodeoing, I couldn’t imagine sitting in an office every day again.

 


#3 NELLIE MILLER

2016 EARNINGS: $15,630.10.

RODEO COUNT: 12.
HOMETOWN: Cottonwood, CA.

HORSE: Rafter W Minnie Reba aka Sister.

BREEDING: KS Cash N Fame X Espuela Roan.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2007.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 4.

BIT: Sherry Cervi twisted wire gag.

SADDLE: Coats.

FEED: Alfalfa and grass mix, Total Equine.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: She is a nervous horse so seems to haul better when she is alone. That way she can focus on me instead of other horses.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: It depends on how she feels or on my prior run. Sometimes I turn her in tight circles and do roll backs to get her thinking turn and sometimes I trot her out long to get her thinking run.

CAREER PATH: My other job is full time mom to my two girls, who are 4 and 1 ½.

 



#4 LINDA VICK (G)

2016 EARNINGS: $10,155.94.

RODEO COUNT: 22.

HOMETOWN: Hesperia, CA.

HORSE: KN French Dot Fame aka Frenchy.

BREEDING: Frenchmans Fabulous X Hum Dot Com.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 1984.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 15+.

BIT:  Ed Wright 3 piece.

SADDLE: Coats.

FEED:  Alfalfa and grass mix, Ultium.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Feeding him lots of cookies.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN:  Long trot and lope circles.

CAREER PATH: Taking care of Joe and his dog.

 


 

#5 CHRISTINA RICHMAN

2016 EARNINGS: $8,722.99.

RODEO COUNT: 15.

HOMETOWN: Glendora, CA.

HORSE: Xtrared aka Stitch.

BREEDING: Red X Twaynas Dash mare.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2007.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 9.

BIT: Twisted wire snaffle.

SADDLE: Coats.

FEED: Alfalfa hay, Triple Crown grain.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Lots of cookies.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: Walking as much as possible, then a little bit of long trotting.

CAREER PATH: Training barrel horses.

 


 

#6 KATIE PASCOE (R)

2016 EARNINGS: $8397.17.

RODEO COUNT: 16.

HOMETOWN: Morro Bay, CA.

HORSE:Famous Scarlett aka Jewel.
BREEDING: Dash Ta Fame X Go Royal Scarlett.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2016.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 1.

BIT: Dave Elliott.

SADDLE: Coats with Best Ever pad.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Lots of love and scratches.

FEED: Nutrena Pro Force Fuel, Horse Guard TriFecta.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN:  I like to walk my horses round quite a bit before I do anything else. Jewel is always very focused, so I keep her warm up simple- trotting each direction to get her loosened up, followed by loping each direction.

CAREER PATH: I enjoy starting barrel horses and riding futurity colts.

 


 

#7 BRITTNEY BARNETT

2016 EARNINGS: $7,714.46.

RODEO COUNT: 17.

HOMETOWN:  Bakersfield, CA.

HORSE:  Chicks Keen PocoPoo aka Paint or PocoPoo.

BREEDING: Mr. Dominator X Stylish Chick Olena.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2008.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 1

BIT: Custom L&W Short Shank Gag.

SADDLE: Lazy L Coats or a Marlene McRae.

FEED: Alfalfa and Bermuda grass. Purina Race Ready. Formula 1 Noni. Platinum Original.

SECRET TO HER HORSE:  She goes on the hot walker 4 days a week and I will ride her 2-3 days a week doing light drills or just casual riding. She gets treated with PEMF every other week.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: I don’t do a lot of warm up with her as it will take too much run out of her. I do counter arcs and bending to get her loosened up and paying attention and then I just walk her around.

CAREER PATH: CDFA Brand Inspector.

 


 

#8 MARY JO CAMERA

2016 EARNINGS: $6,282.95.

RODEO COUNT: 22.

HOMETOWN: Hilmar, CA.

HORSE: Fairlea Lucky Gun aka Lucky and Joe Dynamite aka Joe.

BREEDING: Silver Gun X Jill’s Solitaire.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2008.

NUMBER OF CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 2.

BIT: Not sure the name.

SADDLE: Coats/ Pozzi Flex Tree.

FEED: Grass, Alfalfa, Oats, Performance Microbials.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Love and lots of cookies.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: Walking, trotting and loping.

CAREER PATH: I train and give horsemanship barrel lessons.

 



#9 JOLEE LAUTARET-JORDAN (G)

2016 EARNINGS: $6,282.95.

RODEO COUNT: 20.

HOMETOWN: Kingman, AZ.

HORSE: Down Home Daisy aka Daisy.

BREEDING; Daisy is not registered, but her sire was a Colonel Freckles bred stud from Crago’s. Her dam is Wind Walkers Image by Down Home Dash.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 1995.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 14 (10 in Turquoise Circuit and 4 in the California Circuit).

BIT: Twisted snaffle with a dog bone.

SADDLE: Dynamite Horsemen’s Supply.

FEED: Renew Gold, Grainland rice bran, Alfalfa hay and pellets, Cetyl-M, 707 Hoof Formula, Mare Magic, Juniper Berries and Red Cell.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Letting her be a horse, relaxed down time.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: Lots of walking and then a short trot and lope to stretch out and warm up muscles.

CAREER PATH: Writes and does radio broadcasting of rodeos.

 


 

#10 TRULA CHURCHILL

2016 EARNINGS: $5,317.36

RODEO COUNT: 15.

HOMETOWN: Valentine, NE.

HORSE: A Streak Of Rita aka Worm.
              Guys Cash Perks aka Rock Star.

BREEDING: A Streak Of Fling X Jetta Rita.
                    Frenchmans Guy X Serious Spender.
YEAR JOINED WPRA: 1996

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 3

BIT: Gordy Alderson sliding gag.
      Simplicity or O ring snaffle.

SADDLE: Circle Y Treeless.
FEED: Alfalfa, Woody’s Summer Heat or Purina Omolene 500, Platinum CJ.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: They both like for me to scratch their bums.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: I try to walk my horses 10-15 minutes before I lope them and make sure they are paying attention to my cues.

CAREER PATH: Ranching.

 



#11 DOLLI LAUTARET
2016 EARNINGS: $5,317.36.

RODEO COUNT: 20.

HOMETOWN: Kingman, AZ.

HORSE: Classy Rose Bug aka Rose.

BREEDING: Blushing Bug X Rosie is Dashing, bred by Western 37 Barrel Horses.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 1979.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS: 25 (23 Turquoise Circuit, 2 california Circuit).

BIT: Twisted snaffle with a dog bone.

SADDLE: Dynamite Horsemen’s Supply.

FEED: Renew Gold, Grainland rice bran, Alfalfa hay and pellets, Cetyl-M, 707 Hoof Formula, Mare Magic, Juniper Berries and Red Cell.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Letting them be a horse, relaxed down time.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: Lots of walking and then a short trot and lope to stretch out and warm up muscles.

CAREER PATH: Trains horses.

 


 

#12 VICKY COOK

2016 EARNINGS: $5,199.40.

RODEO COUNT: 23.

HOMETOWN: Willows, CA.

HORSE: Roxy Dual aka Roxy.
              Buds Famous Sun aka Bud.
              Good Draw Day aka Tommy.               

BREEDING: Dual Reward X Docs Poco Vaquera.
                    Dash Ta Fame X PC Sun Chilena.
                    Smart Zanolena X Good Draw.

YEAR JOINED WPRA: 2011.

CCF QUALIFICATIONS:4.

BIT: Carol Goosetree /simplicity.

SADDLE: Double J Pozzi /Shiloh /Jerri Mann.

FEED: A grain hay in the morning and Alfalfa at night. Safechoice Grains.

SECRET TO HER HORSE: Bud is totally a sociable animal. He loves to be turned out to run around. He enjoys extra cookies and pets. Tommy is pretty easy, he likes the company of others. And Roxy is a loner. She likes to do her job and that’s it. No extra attention.

WARM UP BEFORE RUN: I like to walk around for at least 10-15 minutes and then long trot for a bit. All my horses are very easy to warm up. I like to ride them around during the rodeos.

CAREER PATH:  I was actually in the US Navy after I graduated high school. But horses have always been my passion and I have revolved my life around them.

 

 

 

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