Chico was a Appaloosa Gelding that Joan Luttmer andJanet Cunningham trained. Janet passed him on to me when I was a young girl so that I could complete in the Little Britches and Junior Rodeos. Chico taught me how to ride and not get behind! He was super and I won numerous buckles and All Around Cowgirl Titles riding him. I will forever be addicted to barrel racing after running Chico.
Nipper Palomino Pony Gelding
I started out riding Nipper. My Grandfather Arnold Miller and my older sisters taught me how to ride. It was a family affair . We were competing at an early age and looked forward to the annual Langley Riders Little Britches Rodeo!
Reds Hot Devil "Diablo"
1992 QH Gelding Sire: On The Money Red, Dam:Saints
The Fastest Horse I ever Ran! I bought Diablo out of Florida in 2001. What an animal - I sure wish I had him now to run. I admit I was out horsed at first but he taught me a lot and soon we were clocking. I took the drive to Brawley Ca. in 2001. I was thrilled to win the rodeo with a 17.13 and qualify for the winter run of rodeos including Houston, Texas! I met my Idol Kristin Weaver-Brown and she tuned me up, showed me how to keep a horse tuned on the road and how to travel. I had a good winter placing at Houston, San Angelo, Tuscon, and Qualified for the Calgary Stampede! Diablo took me to the next level of rodeo.
Who's Good Time Girl "Sadie"
Sadie is retired due to a fracture in the wing of her coffin bone. It all worked out because now I have a beautiful broodmare producing her first filly this year. We bred to BHR Frenchies Socks and my filly is strong, Beautiful and Bold! She is named after her Grandmother, Jesse Junior “JJ” and we are excited for our next BHR Frenchies Socks colt for 2014.
One Time Lassie "Jesse"
1989 Thoroughbred Brown Mare Sire: Timely One, Dam: Lonesome Lassie
I love this mare more than words can say. The short version is: After 7 years of not barrel racing I was craving it when I saw my neighbors mare wrap 3 barrels perfectly. My neighbor Diane Unger saved Jesse from an auction and loved her back to health. I bought Jesse and ventured out to rodeo. I definately underestimated the amount of seasoning a (Full Thoroughbred) (Double Bred Bold Ruler) but she taught me patience and finesse. We Qualified for my first Columbia River Circuit Finals in 2003. Jesse was lethal indoors and won a lot of 1D races. I filled my WPRA permit at the Molalla, Or rodeo in 2001 placing 5th. With a 17.53 Happy July 4th!
I am thankful for the horses she gave me. I raised and trained her filly.
Scottie Too Hottie
1995 QH Gelding, Sire: Paint Me A Winner Dam: Cinnamon Halo
Our friends from the island, Larry and Kim Mc Master, brought Scottie to me to sell as a barrel horse. Scottie was 9 years old at the time and was trained in various disciplines. I knew he was fast, strong and feisty! After one ride I knew I wanted him, so Brian and I bought him in the fall of 2003. I seasoned him at rodeos in 2004. By the end of that year we were winning money. I competed on Scottie from 2004-2009 and ended our career winning the 2009 DNCFR Championship.
I retired Scottie in the spring on 2010 due to Navicular Bursitis which caused Deep Digital Tendon tears. Scottie was cared for by Dr. Bryant at Pilchuck Vet Clinic. We decided to do Stem Cell Therapy on Scottie and I am very pleased to report that it worked! He is now living a comfortable, healthy, and happy retirement at our home in Oak Harbor, WA. Scottie and I won a lot of money, saddles, a Dodge truck and a trailer. He was very instrumental in building my career. I love him and miss running him a lot!
Fuego Fuel "Fuego"
2009 QH Gelding Sire: Fuel Charger, Dam: Sol Olena
Futurity Prospect , When Feugo was born one of my friends and amazing barrel horse trainer Kristin Weaver-Brown called me and said my mare just had a little Scottie Too Hottie… He is well bred and when you ride him you can feel it! Brian and I have been training Fuego for both barrels and roping. Hopefully.
Shesa Roan Peppy "Stella"
1999 QH Mare Sire: Slaters Peppy Three Dam: Go Ella Jo
Stella excels in smaller pens and loves poles! Stella was enjoying time off this year while I was hauling my 2 geldings. Spin abcessed and was out for 3 weeks during August - bad timing. My Stella highlight was running her at the Lynden Rodeo and almost getting a cheque.
Frenchmans Wild Guy "Fry Guy"
2007 QH Gelding Sire: Frenchmans Guy, Dam: Wild Rockin Ruby
I just can’t get enough of my Fry Guy! My friends refer to him as the “human horse” He definitely knows what is going on at all times and likes to be the center of Attention!
My 2013 goals were to keep up the seasoning process of entering and adding speed. My summer high lite was running in the mud and standing water at the Pro-West Cashmere Rodeo and winning the Buckle! Fry Guy was very brave and made my run safe&fun! We entered a handful of tough rodeos including, Pendleton, Or!
Cashup To Me "Spin"
2001 QH Gelding Sire: Judge Cash, Dam: Angels Lil Azure
My 2013 goal with Spin was to season him at rodeos and qualify for the Columbia River Circuit Finals. I’m very happy to say that I accomplished my goal. My special moment of this year was placing at St. Paul Rodeo in the last (very loud) performance. Having a good run at St. Paul makes a girl feel like she can accomplish anything!