Our number one Canadian Professional Rodeo Association barrel racer is non-other than Carman Pozzobon, on Ripp the badass record breaking buckskin. The duo won Coleman, Teepee Creek, Coronation, Ponoka, and Armstrong IPE putting $34,186.88 to their name.
With all the miles made, varying ground conditions, and expenses,what kept the CFR dream alive for you?
Many more goals. It all helps in the end to achieve as much as I can.
What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
Ponoka. It’s a very prestigious rodeo. I love that they try and make it unique and abit more challenging.
Do you have a different game plan for this years CFR or will it be similar to last year?
Just aiming for smooth clean runs. Taking it one run at a time and it will all work out in the end.
What new goals have you set for yourself for 2018?
Wanting to get qualified for Calgary, and the winter rodeos so I can make a run down south. If I can fit it in I will hopefully get a chance to try for the All American.
We all know that being competitive takes serious mental strength.What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo?
A Balanced life is key. Need enough sleep. Exercise and make sure your mind is clear. Don’t hold on to negative energy. I will go do reiki if I’m to blocked off.
What is your go to product for keeping your horse feeling her best for the season?
Elite Three Hemp Products, Mare Mix.
What is the best piece of advice you’d a barrel racer looking to go pro?
Never put a limit on your Goals. If you can think it you can do it! Never use the word CAN’T.
What is one thing you can’t live without on the road?
My horses, and Water!!!
Photos submitted by Carman*