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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.”
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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!
Spotted Diamond – “Annie”
- Jane & Annie winning the BRAT at Alvarado, TX
- Jane & Annie Mexia & Revolution Barrel Race Qualifier in Hamilton
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
Classic Frenchman – “Frank”
- Newest member of the team and proving he is a force to be reckoned with!
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
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
Sherry – “BERNICE”
- Crown C – Sherry’s saddle of choice
- Sherry’s “Go-To” Bit
- Contour Wool Top Felt Pad
- Shim depending on need
- Tip: Place the shim between the felt and blanket top in order to shim and “still look pretty” (according to Jane)
Jane – “ANNIE”
- Zone Pad with Blanket Top
- Stingray small skirt – Jane’s personal favorite
- Polo Wraps
- 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
- “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
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