husband was up at Jackson, Miss. on Saturday night for
his second run in the team roping," explained Bourne.
sort of looped back toward home and stopped at Mount
Pleasant, Texas on Sunday afternoon. We waited until
the barrel race was over on Sunday afternoon to call
and when I found out I hadn't been moved, we headed
west to Fort Worth."
Angie Meadors having posted a 16.85 on her first run,
she was a likely candidate to push Bourne out but fell
a few hundredths short on her Sunday afternoon run.
"It was pretty nerve racking but I guess it was
all worth it to come back and win the Short Go and move
up to third in the average." When Bourne returns
to her school classroom on Tuesday she will have an
exciting story to tell her students.
checks from Fort Worth totaling $8,633, it goes down
as Peterson's biggest win of her promising rodeo career.
With winnings of $6,750 from Odessa, $2,949 from Denver
and $8,633 from Fort Worth, she starts the year out
with $18,332 won in only three rodeos.
equine sidekick is a gifted 7-year-old bay gelding registered
as Frenchmans Jester a gelded son of Frenchmans Guy.
"I was really nervous here but my horse gives me
a lot of confidence and we just made good solid runs,"
said Peterson who is in the process of building her
gelding is a product of the Peterson's barrel racing
program having purchased the gelding as a two-year-old.
His training was a partnership between Peterson and
Peterson. "I did the slow stuff and Jordon did
the fast stuff," said mom Kristie with her usual
grin and laugh.
entered in San Antonio or Houston, Peterson's next competition
will come at Texas rodeos in Belton and San Angelo.
hope to be able to haul sparingly like my Mom did with
Bozo," said Jordon. "But I don't know if I'll
ever be that good."
while many consider Jordon to be following in the footsteps
of her mom, she's been able to make her own mark in
history by winning two rodeos that her mom never did-Odessa
(which she split with Tammy Key-Fischer) and Fort Worth.
Living in Colorado during Bozo's prime, Kristie never
entered Odessa and entered Fort Worth the first year
it was WPRA approved but had to turn out in order to
complete the family's move from Colorado to Texas.