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

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+


  • 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
AQHA trophy
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



Famous Lil Jet

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


  • 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

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


  • 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!
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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