Of all the barrel racers I have interviewed, Jackie Ganter has been Lipstick and Cowboy Boots the most in the past few years, this being her fifth interview, sixth including the podcast. (Poor girl!)
Jackie just missed out on another Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification, but is happy to be headed North for the Canadian Finals. Jackie won $16,160.10 in CPRA earnings at 21 rodeos this season, and is coming to Edmonton in 12th position. She is bringing Recent Release, Guys French Jet, and Cartels Fame with her. R being her main horse during the finals.
How is R bred?
He is 19 years old so most of his breeding is old but he’s a grandson of Dash For Cash and has Three Bars on the bottom.
How would you describe R’s style?
He is turny but honest and very gritty. He loves his job.
What kind of quirks does he have?
Everything! Haha. He is a crazy old man but I love him. His biggest quirk is the alley, you have to keep him away until it’s your time to go.
This has been a challenging year for you, what kept you going?
I think just the will to win. It has definitely been trying but we are going to keep pushing through.
What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I would have to say Calgary. It is my all time favorite rodeo. When Baby J won 2nd in the WildCard I just lost it, to make the finals there both years I’ve competed is a dream come true.
Who is your barrel racing idol?
How do you stay healthy on the road? Do you exercise or just eat as healthy as you can?
Well, kind of neither but should I? Yes, most definitely should do both.
What was it like working with RedBull, and do you have any future side projects like this lined up?
I am very honored to be on the Red Bull Athlete Team, it is so humbling to meet the other athletes from all over the world and be grouped with them. Yes, there will be more projects in the future. (Check the RedBull action out here.)
Will you be going to the WNFR to watch this year, or will you be staying home, or maybe taking a hot vacation instead?
I got invited to the Boyd Gaming Cinch Shootout so I will be attending that as well as entering the All-In Barrel Race and American Qualifier. Also I’ll be signing autographs at quite a few of my sponsor’s booths so I’ll basically be out there the whole time.
What is your go to product for keeping your horse feeling her best for the season?
PHT Products, Equi-Resp, Respond Laser, Sportz-Vibe, and Ice-Vibes
What is the best piece of advice you would give a person regarding barrel racing?
Do the impossible! Lots of days you feel like you’re facing a brick wall and you just have to break through it.
What is one thing you can’t live without on the road?
My dog, Derby.
*Photo submitted by Jackie