Ep 13: Jessie Telford | Going For IT!


If you aren’t familiar with Jessie Telford, she is a professional barrel racer and 2018 WNFR Qualifier and so much more. She is also the mom to Shawny and Sierra and wife to professional Cowhorse Trainer, Jake Telford. The Telfords live and train out of Idaho. We were happy to catch up with Jessie in Texas while she was down for the NRCHA Snafflebit Futurity where she was showing her new horse ‘Ronnie’ in the Hackamore Classic. She truly can do it all! We enjoyed her visit on horsemanship, horse pedigree, what she looks for in prospects, equipment, and everything in between!

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Shawny and Sierra Telford cheering on their mom, Jessie, at the 2018 WNFR. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Be sure to check out Jessie and Jake’s episode of Racer’s Edge that aired on Ride TV and is available to stream on demand on Ride TV GO. Use code RACERSEDGE for a discount.

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Jessie and Cool Whip competing at the 2018 NFR. They were the Round 4 Champions. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Horses

Famous Cool Whip

    • 2011 Sorrel Gelding known as ‘Cool Whip’
    • Dash Ta Fame x Had A Kanita
    • Ran at the 2018 WNFR
    • WNFR Round 6 Champion
    • 2019 Clovis, CA Champion

Shu Fire

  • Owned by Jessie Telford & Connie McCormmach
  • 2010 mare
  • Dash of Royal Gold x Fire Water Flyer
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Jessie running Shufire at the 2018 NFR. She competed on her several rounds. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Roan Olena Oak

  • Known as ‘Ronnie’
  • 2019 Standings Leader in the NRCHA Open Hackamore Division
  • 2018 Intermediate Open Snafflebit Futurity Champion ridden by Matt Koch
  • Won the Novice Non Pro Herd Work Preliminaries in the Hackamore Classic at the 2019 NRCHA Snafflebit Futurity with Jessie
  • 2020 barrel futurity prospect

Roan Olena Oak ridden by Jessie Telford – 2019 NRCHA SBF Hackamore Classic herd work from NRCHA Video on Vimeo.

What to Look for in Prospects

  • Black Type
  • Will pass on straighter hocks
  • Looks for big eyes

Advice

  • Don’t worry about what other people think
  • Have fun and surround yourself with people who make you laugh!

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 Equipment

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Book mentioned by Jeye & Hannah

Links

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Ep 12: Kristie Peterson & Jordon Briggs| Like Mother Like Daughter

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Kristie in her home in 2016 during the filming of the ‘Tribute to Bozo’ Racer’s Edge episode with all of her awards won on French Flash Hawk.

Kristie Peterson

  • 4X WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer on Bozo(1994, 1996-1997, 1998)
  • 3x WPRA Reserve World Champion (1993, 1995, 1999)
  • 5X Consecutive WNFR Barrel Racing Average Titles (1994-98)
  • 2018 Inductee into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
  • Owner and Trainer of French Flash Hawk aka “Bozo”
  • LTE $1.5M+

“Bozo”

  • French Flash Hawk (Caseys Charm x Sun Frost)
  • Bought for $400, became a legend in barrel racing and rodeo
  • Full brother to PC Frenchmans Hayday
  • Paternal half sibling to Frenchmans Guy
  • Goes back to Tiny Watch
  • Placed in 20 consecutive rounds of the NFR 1996-97
  • 5X AQHA Horse of the Year
  • Retired in 2004 after winning his third Rodeo Houston championship, healthy and sound at age 17
  • Peacefully passed away in 2016 at home with Kristie and Chuck. 1987-2016
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Kristie and Bozo posing after another AQHA Horse of the Year award.           Photo by Kenneth Springer
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French Flash Hawk enjoyed his retirement sound and happy in the pasture with the broodmares and colts.

Jordon Briggs

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Jordon and Jester competing at the 2009 WNFR. Photo by Dan Hubbell

“Jester”

“Stoli”

Famous Lil Jet

  • Rope Horse and Barrel Futurity Horse
  • 3rd Place at 2019 BBR World Finals Futurity
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Famous Lil Jet winning 3rd in the average at the 2019 BBR World Finals Futurity!         Photo by Pixel Worx.

“Lola”

  • One First Class Lady
  • Came from fellow futurity trainer, Jolene Montgomery
  • Same grand dam (Lady Perks) as Famous Lil Jet
  • Stand out futurity horse- 2019 BBR World Finals Futurity Champion
  • “Bexley’s horse”
  • 2019 Cornhusker Futurity Futurity  – Set Arena Record

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2019 Better Barrel Races Barrel Futurity Champions, Jordon Briggs and One First Class Lady.

Briggs Performance Horses “Must Dos” for Success

  • Keep horses turned out (almost) 24 hours a day on free choice alfalfa & pasture
  • Ensure they have adequate time to mature
  • Rope and do other things besides barrels on all horses in training

Equipment

  • Purchase Shank bit- not much gag
  • 3/4″ Classic Equine 100% Felt Pad
  • Legacy2(on fronts)
  • Bozo was a key part in the creation and testing of the original Legacy prototype in 1996– he burned through every boot on the market and the kevlar (what is used in bullet proof vests) on the fetlock cradle system was added to the design because of him!
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Legacy2 by Classic Equine has a kevlar like material extending to the bottom of the boot on fetlock cradle for further protection in competition runs or training.

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EP 11: Jolene & Kerby Montgomery | Keeping a Level and Open Mind


Unless you aren’t familiar with the barrel futurity scene, you would know Jolene Montgomery has been a powerhouse in the industry for the past decade! Originally from Ohio, Jolene grew up barrel racing, riding English and Hunter Jumpers, cutters, and everything in between. With many BFA championships and countless futurity wins, Jolene has ridden some of the titans of the futurity industry including JL Dash Ta Heaven, Return of the Bully, and Martha Six Shooter to name a few. What you may not know is her husband Kerby starts all the colts and together they train some of the best barrel horses in the business! Kerby grew up roping and riding horses but went a different direction in his professional career. With the help of Jolene and his sister Molli (renowned futurity trainer) they convinced him to try his hand at training and it’s been history ever since. These two definitely compliment each other and it is no surprise they have a winning program. It was nonstop entertainment recording this episode and we learned a lot about mental preparation, mindset, and what to look for in a winner!

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Jolene competing at the Edna Isabella Quarter Horses Futurity. Photo by Boaz Elkes.
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Kerby team roping on “Doc”.

Horses

Sooner Superstar

  • 2007 BFA Champion

Aced My Bully

  • 2010 BFA Champion

JL Dash Ta Heaven

  • AQHA Junior Barrels World Champion
  • Old Fort Days Fort Smith Derby Champion
  • Jim Norrick Arena Record Holder, Oklahoma City, OK

Return of the Bully

  • 7X Futurity Champion

Marth SixShooter

  • BFA Juvenile Champion

JL Jamaican Me Rich

  • 2016 Dufur Quarter Horses Futurity Champion

What Montgomery’s Look for in a Prospect

  • Sensitive & “feely”
  • Good mind & open minded
  • Natural ability to move from pressure
  • Light & quick footed
  • Smooth mover
  • Tall lean build ideally, but open minded to anything that is gritty and quick
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Check out more of Jolene’s tips when looking in a prospect to buy in the two part Racer’s Edge series attached at the end of the show notes.

Tips on Regaining Positivity After a Setback

  • Take 20 minutes to yourself
    • Clear the bad out- let it go
    • Think about anything and everything positive
    • Clear your mind
    • Practice Mental Strength
  • The best way to work through a set back is to get back to work and practice and get back to competing.
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Kerby at work!

Fitness

While Kerby doesn’t have to workout (#mustbenice), Jolene stays fit by running, training for a half marathon, and adds some cross training in the mix. Yes, we are super impressed too!

Equipment

Saddle

BTR

Jolene was pivotal in the design of the BTR by Martin Saddlery. They BTR is the lightest of the barrel saddles in the Martin line and has the most forward hanging fenders, sitting the rider far back in the saddle giving security without restriction. The flatter seat and secure cantle allow for quick, secure changes in riding position.

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The Martin BTR is a sporty, light saddle offering balance, timing, and rhythm.

Classic Equine

Just For Fun

Jolene and Kerby are all about adventure. Here is some fun bits on some recent adventures…. playing basketball with the Bahamian locals, swimming with sharks, and hiking the Rocky Mountains. You know, what everyone does on vacation! We can’t wait to have them back on. As always, you can listen to the Racer’s Edge Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

If you haven’t already check out Jolene’s two-part series we did on a previous season of Racer’s Edge on what to look for when buying a horse!

EP 10: Kassie Mowry | Preparation and Mental Toughness


Kassie Mowry is listed as the Top Rider of the Decade for 2008-2018 with earnings calculating over $2M, reported by Barrel Horse News. Among countless achievements, she is an NHSRA barrel racing champion, NIRA barrel racing champion, two time NFR qualifier, BFA Futurity Champion, BFA Juvenile Champion, and the 2019 Diamonds and Dirt Futurity and Slot Race Champion just to name a short few. We loved this episode getting to revisit some iconic horses in Kassie’s early career, Kassie’s involvement with Epic Leader , and her 2019 season which has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Kassie is as tough as they come and an extremely knowledgeable horse woman and there is a lot to be learned from this episode!

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Round 3 of the 2017 NFR. Kassie and Firewater Make Me Happy (Junior) set the arena record. Photo by Impulse Photography.

Dashing Dillon

  • Confederate Leader x Pass the Belle, Pass the Bars
  • Bought as a yearling primarily because of his Confederate Leader bloodlines
  • Characterized as fast and honest, “just won”
  • LTE $123,000, 2006 BFA Juvenile Futurity Champion

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  • Dash Ta Fame x On a Bunny, On a High. “Darling Denim”
  • Won over $60,000 his four year old futurity year
  • Characterized as very sensitive, hard working and pleasing

Epic Leader

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Kassie Mowry and Epic Leader in 2011, he was a three year old. Photo by:
  • Confederate Leader x Firewater Fiesta, Firewater Flit
  • Co owned by Kassie and Karma Loftin
  • LTE $170,000+
  • 2012 Futurity Year:
    • 2nd Highest Money Winning Futurity Horse in the Nation
    • Old PacWest Slot Race Champion
    • BBR Finals Slot Futurity Champion
    • Ecurie 5-55 Drummond Futurity Champion
    • LG Pro Classic Slot Race Reserve Champion
  • Now owned by the Schiller Ranch, stands at Brazos Valley Stallion Station

2018-2019

Despite battling two different injuries within a few months of each other, Kassie still has had a stand out year thus far, with the highlight being the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity. Out of the six horses she is currently competing on, they are all by Dash Ta Fame or Epic Leader. Below are their accomplishments at the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity where she won in total nearly $80,000 at the single event!

Futurity

First Round

Second Round

Final Round Aggregate

  • 1st- Dashing Canelo
  • 2nd- Epic Guy
  • 3rd- Famous Ladies Man
  • 7th- CP He Will Be Epic

Slot Race

  • 1st- Epic Guy
  • 4th- CP He Will Be Epic

Keys to Kassie’s Training Program

  • Mental Toughness
  • Awareness
  • Preparation
  • Consistency
  • Reward/Release

Equipment

Can’t get enough Kassie? Check out her two part series we did in a previous season of Racer’s Edge on our YouTube Channel! As always, thank you for listening and you can find more episodes of the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We have two remaining episodes in Season 2 we are excited to bring you.


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EP 09: Britany Diaz | Planning, Possibilities, and Positivity


Episode 09 features the ever so talented, Britany Diaz! This 2X NFR qualifier and professional barrel horse trainer not only has a great breeding and training program with her husband Isaac (professional saddle bronc rider), but she is a new mom to daughter, Whitley Grace. We really enjoyed our visit with her and talked all things training, pedigree, and life in general. Britany radiates positivity and purpose and we know everyone can get something in this episode! Just a reminder that we are three episodes into Season 2 and our new episodes are released bi-monthly on Thursdays, check them out on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

Background

Britany grew up in rural Solen, ND on a ranch. Although her family didn’t compete actively in rodeo, she quickly took to it on a little mare named Nanny. Britany credits her foundation of barrel racing to going to Mary Ketchum clinics and learning from Lisa Lockhart whom she traveled with at the beginning of her career.

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Horses

“Nanny”

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“Annie”

“Rootie” Dasher Dude

  • Bought for $800 at a dispersal sale in North Dakota
  • Trained by Britany at college in horsemanship classes
  • Had a foal at 4 years old and started her barrel racing career after
  • 9X Badlands Circuit Finals Qualifier
  • Qualified for the NFR two times
  • 3x Canadian Finals Finalist
  • 2014 Reserve Canadian Champion
  • 2014 Canadian Horses of the year, the first horse from the US to win this title
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Progeny

Britany, Isaac, and the Fleck’s (Britany’s parents) have put together a great set of broodmares over the past seven years. Although Rootie doesn’t carry, she is flushed for embryos and they even have a full sister to Rootie added to their broodmare herd. The majority of their bloodlines goes back to the stallion, Texas High Dasher.

Feed Program

Alfalfa & Coastal Hay All horses everyday
Purina Senior Equine Older horses & picky eaters
Purina Omolene 200 Higher sugar/starch for active competing performance horses
Purina Strategy Healthy Edge General feed for all horses 2 years & older
Purina Ultium Growth All colts under 2 years old
Supplements Platinum Performance CJ & Osteon

Equipment

  • Sherry Cervi Diamond Short Shank Twisted Wire Dogbone
  • Simplicity Bit
  • Legacy2s
  • Standing Wraps while traveling

Just for Fun

The culprit of the snores you may or may not hear during this podcast in our very formal kitchen podcast studio, Smokey the Labradoodle and Riggs the Rescue. 🙂  IMG_3241

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EP 08: Sherry Cervi | Mind in the Middle

It’s always a fun time when we get to visit with Sherry and we hope you learn as much as we did from this conversation. Expect to learn tips for improving your mental game as we discuss stories from the rodeo road and the horses that helped Sherry become rodeo’s winningest cowgirl. Along with the podcast, be sure to catch today’s Racer’s Edge episode with Sherry Cervi on RIDE TV. It will first air Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 PM ET and 12:00 AM ET, so set your DVRs! If you’re on your phone, tablet or streaming device, use promo code “RACERSEDGE” for a discount on RIDE TV GO.

For those who don’t know, Sherry Cervi is a four-time world champion barrel racer, three-time average champion, and has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo a total of 19 times. Though the duo of Sherry and Stingray is well-known in the barrel racing community, many are unaware of the horses behind the success we see today. If you missed her the first time around, be sure to go back and listen to our Season One podcast with Sherry Cervi and Jane Fambro.

Horses

“Danish”

  • Carried Cervi to several PRCA wins her senior year of high school
  • Bought Danish from Martha Wright

Sir Double Delight “Troubles”

  • 1985 gelding
  • Purchased by Cervi’s in 1994
  • Qualified Sherry to her first NFR in 1994 and helped win her first world title in 1995

Jet Royal Speed – “Hawk”

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Sherry and “Hawk” competing at the 1998 NFR. Photo by Hubbel Rodeo Photos.
  • 1984 gelding
  • 1999-2000 WPRA Horse with the Most Heart
  • Helped win world titles in 1995 and 1999 as well as NFR average in 1999
  • Taught Sherry the true meaning behind being mentally tough

PC Frenchmans Hayday – “Dinero”

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Sherry Cervi competing on Dinero at the Pendleton Round-Up. Photo by Hubbel Rodeo Photos.
  • 1995 Palomino Stallion
  • Lifetime earnings of over $400,000
  • Sire to many NFR qualifiers including “Stingray” and Hailey Kinsel’s “Sister
  • Full sibling to Kristie Peterson’s legendary “Bozo

BC Tinman – “Tinman”

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Sherry competing at the 2005 NFR on “Tin Man”. Photo by Hubbel Rodeo Photos.
  • 1993 gelding
  • Along with Dinero, Tinman packed Sherry to several NFR qualifications

MP Meter My Hay – “Stingray”

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Sherry and Stingray competing at the Calgary Stampede in 2017. Photo by Covy Moore.
  • 2002 mare
  • Fun fact: Stingray’s Dam is a 3/4 sister to Hawk
  • Not only is Stingray one of the greatest barrel racing horses of all time, she is also a nice heel horse in the team roping
  • Key player in Sherry’s record-setting $3.2 million in ProRodeo earnings
  • Carried Sherry to 2010 and 2013 WPRA world titles
  • Voted Horse with the Most Heart in 2013, runner-up in 2010 and tied for the title in 2011

Mental Toughness

  • Go with you gut feeling
  • Don’t over-analyze the situation
  • Once you make a decision, stick with it. Never second guess yourself.
  • Be prepared
  • Be consistent as a rider
  • You can make mistakes and still be fast – don’t give up
  • Don’t let outside elements dictate your mental game
  • Worry only about the things you can control
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Set goals and stay hooked
  • If you struggle to stay motivated, surround yourself with people who push you

Staying Focused

Prior to her runs, Sherry reminds herself to keep her mind in the middle and get her horse to the spot. Along with this, if she gets nervous, she wiggles her toes to relax her body and take her mind off of the stress involved with competition.

Funny Stories

Listen to Sherry in this podcast to hear the funniest and strangest stories that have happened to her on the rodeo road. Once you listen to them, you’ll understand the importance of being mentally tough and having the ability to “stay hooked” regardless of the hand you’re dealt. In response to her stories on the road, Sherry’s advice to anyone listening is to lock things up while travelling. You never know who might take your saddle, your gold buckle, your video camera or even your trailer!

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Season 2 Episode 7: Lisa Lockhart & An Oakie with Cash, Horse of the Decade


For those of you who listened to season one’s podcasts, welcome back! For those of you who are new, we welcome you too!

On this episode, join us as we meet up and visit with Lisa Lockhart. Lisa is a wife, mom of three and professional barrel racer. On top of her 12 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifications, two NFR Average Championships and two Reserve World Championships, Lisa has won RFD-TV’s The American twice along with four Canadian Championship titles. If you know barrel racing, the name Lisa Lockhart should be more than familiar.

Something that makes Lisa unique from many is her ability to schedule time on the road with family events. Since the beginning, she has always put her role as a mother first and that makes her someone everyone can admire. Along with being mom to Alyssa, Thane and Cade, Lisa has also been the mother-figure to some pretty talented horses. She has always had a passion for horses, growing up riding her pony in the yard, and her connection with animals is evident. Listen to Lisa, Jeye and Hannah talk about life on the road, memorable moments, equipment, family, and the famous horses Lisa has rode.

Lisa’s first run on Louie at the 2018 NFR….the crowd erupted! 

Horses

Prime Diamond “Cutter”

  • 2019 RNCFR Champion
  • Lisa has had Cutter since he was two years old
  • Some saw Cutter as the underdog – he wasn’t supposed to run at the RNCFR but stepped up to the plate

Rosas Cantina CC “Rosa”

  • Round-winner at 2018 NFR
  • Lisa did not train Rosa and gives credit to Hallie Hansen and Jacque Woolman for their part in making her the horse she is today
  • Sweetest, quietest, most-loving horse on the ground but not so quiet when you’re on her back
  • Overachiever – fast, lots of try, definitely not a slacker
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Lisa Lockhart and Rosa at the 2017 RFD-TV’s The American. Photo by Impulse Photography.

An Oakie With Cash “Louie”

  • Louie has made 83 trips down the alley at the NFR in the Thomas and Mack in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Louie’s first trip down that alley was not planned – Chisum fell during practice and Louie had to step in (He won that round and they never looked back)
  • Voted Horse with Most Heart in 2011
  • Named Horse of the Decade in 2018
  • Previously competed in reined cowhorse and working cowhorse
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Rosa and Louie enjoying stopping by to see Dr. Swanson at the Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, CO. Photo from Lisa Lockhart Facebook page.

Fast and Gold “Chisum”

  • Raised and bought from Time Bagnell of B Bar Heart Performance Horses in Montana
  • Helped her win a 2nd Canadian National Finals Title
  • Nicknamed after John Wayne’s horse in the movie Chisum
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Louie and Chisum enjoying a little grazing time at the 2016 Calgary Stampede. Photo from Lisa Lockhart Facebook Page.

IR’s Peppys Breeze “Sterling”

  • One of the main contenders that helped Lisa qualify for the 2007 NFR
  • Won the third round of the ’07 NFR
  • Horse that Lisa won the Canadian National Finals Rodeo on making her the first American to do so!

On the Road

  • Lisa lets her horses graze a lot to keep them relaxed on the road
  • Keeps plenty of different blankets and sheets to adjust to the climate change.
  • Keeps a nice and tidy trailer!
  • Uses hay nets in the trailer, hay bags outside of it. Keeps hay in front of horses at all times!
  • Planning ahead and keeping the horses the primary focus.

Equipment

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EP:06 Taci Bettis & Jessica Wahlert | Life’s A Smash

In Episode 6 amongst all the craziness with NFR week in Las Vegas, we were so happy to catch up with our friends Jessica Wahlert and Taci Bettis! You know Taci from the 2018 RFD-TV’s The American championship, her two trips to the Thomas & Mack and her unforgettable big bay, Smash, but what you may not realize is you know Jessica from the arena as well! Jessica is the Marketing Manager at Cinch Jeans and any arena you see a Cinch banner, you can guarantee she has a hand in what is happening there. As if she wasn’t busy enough she runs a part time equine therapy business (Excellular Therapy), is a barrel racer, and is best friends with Taci Bettis….all due to a once gangly bay colt they call Bogie Is A Smash. These two are champions in and out of the arena and we are very thankful they took time out of their busy schedules to meet with us! We know everyone will take away some wisdom from this episode, as well as some laughs!

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Taci & Jeremy Bettis with the Wahlert family after their Round 8 win at the 2018 WNFR!

Notes

Electro-Acuscope, Myopulse, Myoscope, and Neuroscope: A microcurrent therapy system with biofeedback capabilities and automatically adjusts internally according to the level of electrical resistance it detects in the tissue. The system has both diagnostic and therapeutic functions. –Acuscope Therapy by Animal Therapy Systems

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Jessica prepping Smash for an Acuscope treatment!

Taci and Smash winning the 2018 RFD-TV’s The American in the $100 Dollar Green Cinch shirt after a late night ride and the magic touch of Excellular Therapy!

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Green or grey? You be the judge! 2018 RFD-TV The American Barrel Racing Champion. Photo by Impulse Photography.

 Taci’s NFR Goal: You know Taci’s goal she mentions she has for the NFR but was too superstitious to tell? We are happy to report she got the job done! We don’t want to spoil the podcast, but we will hint it took place on Round 8!

Correction: Lolo Jones (whom Hannah compared Taci to) is an Olympic hurdler and bobsledder, not a high jumper! She recently was featured in the On Her Turf podcast.

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Smash’s Regimen

Exercise & Fitness

  • Emphasis on long trotting and exercise 6 days a week for approx. 45 min
  • Minimal pattern work

Nutrition

Favorite Tack

Riding Gear

Horse Profiles

Bogie Is A Smash, “Smash

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Smash in Las Vegas taking his 2:00 pm daily nap.

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  • Connor McGregor, fierce and competitive. Won’t ever back down!

We hope you all enjoy this episode, we know we did! Taci and Jessica are perfect examples that with hard work, a fast horse, and the right people in your corner…anything is possible! Due to the holiday season we are going to be taking a couple week break, but we can’t wait to bring you new content in 2019. We appreciate all of you tuning in week and week out and we wish you all a Merry Christmas.

-Racer’s Edge Team

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EP 05: Pursuing Your Passion with Anthony Lucia and Lisa Lageschaar

 This week, we met up with Anthony Lucia and his beautiful fiance, Lisa Lageschaar, to talk barrel racing, team roping, rodeo queening, entertaining and so much more. Jeye gave Anthony some words of advice before marriage, Anthony and Lisa shared their stories, and Hannah laughed until she cried. With the upcoming Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Anthony will be hosting “Live with Lucia” at the Stetson Country Christmas at the Sands Convention Center while Lisa enjoys Las Vegas during the WNFR one short year after passing on the Miss Rodeo America crown. It’s never a dull moment with these two, and we had so much fun recording this episode.

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Anthony and Lisa on their horses “Biscuit” and “Flirt”.

About The Happy Couple

Lisa’s parents moved to Texas from Holland in hopes of fulfilling “The American Dream.” Not only did they manage to build a successful dairy in a new country, but they raised a daughter who would grow up to be Miss Rodeo Texas and ultimately, Miss Rodeo America. On top of her rodeo queen background, Lisa has a bachelor in agricultural education and a graduate degree in secondary education. She is now using her background as an educator and successful queen to educate others while pursuing her passion of barrel racing.

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Lisa competing on her horse “Snackbar”, photo by Shoop Shots.
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Photo by Robert King.

Anyone who has ever met Anthony can see his natural ability to entertain. At only eight years old, he was known as a successful trick roper, traveling with his father and well-known “monkey-brother,” Whiplash. Along with this, he is an outstanding announcer and talk show comedian, taking time to team rope whenever he can.

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Couples that rope together, stay together. Photo by Mica Chartier.

Both Anthony and Lisa understand it takes dedication and hard-work to see results in life, and we believe everyone could learn something from their words.

The More You Know…

Jeremy “Jerry” Buhler – “Letter to My Younger Self”

Be sure to catch “Live with Lucia” at 1 pm daily at the Stetson Country Christmas at the Sands Expo December 6-16!

Take-Home Quotes:

  • “You get out of something what you put in.” – Lisa
  • “Everything I know, I learned from my dad and the school of hard knocks.” – Anthony
  • “If you work hard and you love something, the possibilities are endless.” – Anthony
  • “Confidence came from failing and realizing that, oh, I’m going to be okay. Because every time a person fails, you realize that maybe you’re not good enough. But then when you find success, you gain confidence from the hard work that you put into it.” – Lisa
  • “You either win or you learn; there’s no such thing as losing.” – Jake Barnes
  • “The difference-maker between the champions and normal people is who wants to keep going.” – Anthony

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky Balboa

We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. As always, this podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

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EP 04: Sherry Cervi & Jane Fambro | Let’s Talk “Sussess”!


In this episode, we sit down to talk with barrel racers, Sherry Cervi & Jane Fambro. You’ll learn all about chickens (yes, you read that right), training barrel horses, their favorite equine products, time-management, motivation and the differences between traveling to futurities and rodeos. Along with this, you’ll be sure to get a laugh or two from a story involving the Racer’s Edge crew, Stingray and Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Sherry Cervi is a name that most should recognize. With four world titles, three average title wins at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and 19 WNFR qualifications in the barrel racing, Sherry has proven her value in the barrel racing industry. Along with her WNFR successes, Sherry was also the first Women’s Professional Rodeo Association member to cross the 3 million dollar mark in earnings. More recently, Sherry was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Though she calls Marana, AZ home, she spends her summers at her family’s ranch in Wisconsin and recently purchased a property in Stephenville, TX.

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Jane Fambro grew up in the saddle, training her first horse in the fifth grade. In 2018, Jane was the recipient of the DISH Back in the Saddle Award at RFD-TV’s The American Semi-Finals. There is no doubt she is an all-around hand, starting her first horse bareback in a halter as a yearling and ending up with a well-trained horse in the heeling, heading, breakaway, tie-down, pole bending AND barrel racing. Luckily for the barrel racing world, Jane moved in with Ryann Pedone when she went to college and decided she would take a shot at training futurity colts by the time the second semester rolled around. Since that decision, she has gone on to train several successful barrel horses that have gone on to win with other riders, a feat of its own. Jane is a UPRA Finalist, RFDTV The American Qualifier and three-time cancer survivor. She is the strongest person, most astute Horseman and motivation for us all to be better and do better. She sets a great example of humility and hope.

Fancy Chickens

As promised in the podcast, here is the link to Business Insider’s article regarding the chicken referred to as, “The Lamborghini of Poultry.” Feel free to look up chickens in your area, however, as Jane has proven, there is no need to own a chicken to be successful in the barrel racing world.

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Blackie, an Indonesian Ayam Cemani rooster and part time poultry model.

TRAINING

Both Sherry and Jane will agree that there is great pride involved when someone else is able to win on a horse that you have trained. Along with this, if they had to choose between training and competing at futurities or rodeos, both would choose the rodeo path. Sherry and Jane both believe that ranching on horses at a young age teaches them where to place their feet and prepares them for pressure, resulting in a horse that can handle rodeo ground and atmosphere.

Jane believes it is important to have patience and use repetition when training a horse regardless of where the horse will be competing.

Sherry has full intentions of going the futurity route with her young horses, but every year she seems to get busy and ends up with horses that are not quite ready to hit the futurity road. Though some may try to rush those horses to get them prepared last-minute, Sherry chooses to take her time and have patience in order to achieve the end goal of having a solid rodeo horse.

GOALS, MOTIVATION & TIME MANAGEMENT

Jane

  • not a detail-oriented person,
  • used treatment time to sit down and set goals,
  • journals everything she does on each horse in a day,
  • believes that in order to be successful you need to use your entire day and plan your time if you can

“People think that success is based on talent. Success is based on principles. If you master the principles and execute them every day, you will be successful.” – Tyson Durfey

“If you’re dumb, you better be tough.” – Jane Quote

Sherry

  • Writes motivational quotes in her planner
  • Has sticky notes with positive quotes placed in her home and trailer
  • Plans can change 100X in a day when you’re rodeoing so you have to be prepared for that
  • If you haven’t been somewhere or done something, ask for help from someone who has
  • If you are prepared to the best of your ability you have a better chance at success

Favorite Quote: “Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

TIME MANAGEMENT

Hannah’s Planning Resources

Erin Condren Life Planners

  • For planning & writing out everything! Customized for you with fun quotes, room to write down anything, and fun stickers.

  • We are by no means affiliated with Erin Condren or being paid by them, but here is a referral link to a discount.

Cozi App

  • Cozi is a shared calendar great for keeping up with appointments or anything going on and lets you assign a specific person to it. Every person has their individual color, truly a Type A personality person’s dream. 🙂

Jenna Kutcher Goal Digger Podcast

  • 5 Ways to Outsource Your Life
  • Great tips on things to do to allow yourself more time in the day to get done what is important- ex. riding horses and barrel racing!

JANE’S HORSES

Spotted Diamond – “Annie”

Guys Cash Task – “King”

  • Bought with her husband, Cameron, as the first horse they would keep
  • Cameron said King was Jane’s engagement ring
  • Won his third amateur rodeo – was more of a rodeo horse than futurity horse
  • Loved the energy and crowds at rodeos
  • Was a natural at staying focused
  • First year rodeoing with him he made the UPRA and CPRA finals
  • 2016 UPRA Barrel Horse of the Year
  • 2017 CPRA Barrel Horse of the Year
  • Unfortunately, The Fambros lost King in 2017, but he will always be remembered
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Jane competing on her great, late horse “King” in Loveland, CO

Classic Frenchman – “Frank” 

NF Frostys Rudy- “Rudy”

  • Newest member of the team and proving he is a force to be reckoned with!

SHERRY’S HORSES

MP Meter My Hay – “Stingray”

  • Has qualified and made countless runs at the WNFR
  • Not just a barrel horse, you can rope on her too (2017 BFI)
  • More info on Stingray HERE (We think Stingray should have her own book)
  • Stingray at The Calgary Stampede
  • Stingray and Sherry taking their victory lap at Ellensburg, WA

MP Jet Royal Money – “Bernice”

  • Full Sister to Stingray
  • 8 years old
  • Gritty, fun, confident in herself
  • Larger build than Stingray
  • Sent to Dena Kirkpatrick as a four year old for training, found a bone chip in her ankle and spent her five year old year recovering
  • First jackpot Sherry entered on Bernice she had no exhibitions and was in the 1D
  • Has a rounder running style than Stingray and runs to the left barrel first
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    Bernice Matisse & DelRay resting on the road!

MP Del Ray – “DelRay”

  • Full Sibling to Stingray & Bernice
  • Awesome in the pattern but is insecure & gets “buddied up” to other horses

MP Ray of Fame – “Money May”

  • Three year old (2015 mare)
  • Dash Ta Fame X MP Meter My Hay (Full sibling to Feel The Sting)
  • Is the first Dash Ta Fame Sherry has rode from the ground up (raised, trained, & will eventually compete on)
  • Should mature to be larger than Stingray
  • Very smart
  • Sherry hopes to have ready to compete for five year old futurity year

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    Stingray & Money May, like mother like daughter.

FAVORITE PRODUCTS

Sherry – “BERNICE”

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Jane – “ANNIE”

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HORSE PROFILES

Bernice

  • Not a girly-girl, One of the boys
  • Would be good at sports and play them all
  • Guys like her & would pick her to play on their team
  • Cleans up well, runway ready at night

Annie

  • “Odd Duck”
  • Temperamental and has weird quirks
  • Lean & Tall
  • If she were a person, she would be a European Soccer Player
  • Needs weekly therapy sessions
  • Has flop ears so she looks chill but she isn’t

SWIRLS

Episode 04 is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts! As always thank you so much for tuning in, and if you enjoy what you’re listening to leave us a rating or review!