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Pierce and Dillion back on top at rodeo austin - Barrel Racing Report

Pierce and Dillion back on top at rodeo austin - Barrel Racing Report

Pierce and Dillion back on top at rodeo austin - Barrel Racing

fast horses, fast news Published Weekly Online at www.BarrelRacingReport.com - Since 2007 March 26, 2013 Volume 7: Issue 13 In this issue... • Tri-K Barrel Race, pg 6 • Pay It Forward with Jill Moody, pg 12 • Barrel Bash, pg 13 • Barrel Racing Babies, pg 18 • Austin Super Shootout, pg 25 • Shamrock Showdown, pg 28 ong>Pierceong> ong>andong> ong>Dillionong> ong>backong> on top at Rodeo Austin By Tanya Rong>andong>all Carlee ong>Pierceong> got a boost with a $8,794 victory at the $27,500-added Rodeo Austin, held March 9-21. She ong>andong> her great horse Rare ong>Dillionong>, won the finals with the fastest time of the rodeo en route to the average win. “I drew up in the second set at Austin,” said the two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Stephenville, Texas. “I knew the times were going to get as faster as it went along. My time wasn’t as fast as I had hoped, but I still placed. I came ong>backong> ong>andong> had a really good run the second go. I knew at least that would stay pretty strong ong>andong> place in the top five—which it did. We came home ong>andong> relaxed a little bit before the short round. ong>Dillionong> went in there ong>andong> made a super-fast run.” ong>Pierceong> wanted to thank the Rodeo Austin committee for all their hard work. “I really like Austin’s rodeo,” she said. “The committee is always really friendly ong>andong> helpful. The parking is always really good. They don’t get upset if we pull up onto the grass ong>andong> let our horses stay in their own pens. We don’t have to stall them if we don’t want to. I just really like Rodeo Austin. I look forward to it every year.” The Austin victory capped off a modest winter building run for ong>Pierceong>. “I’ve had a good winter if you look at my money won, but it didn’t go as well as I had planned,” said ong>Pierceong>, who is sponsored by Boyd Gaming, Stephenville Truck & Trailer, Formula 707, Relentless ong>andong> Cactus, Outlaw Equine ong>andong> Cowgirl Tuff. “ong>Dillionong> had gotten stone bruised during Fort Worth, so he didn’t get to run the second round or Finals there, ong>andong> he didn’t get to run at San Antone. I didn’t get to place or win like I did at those two rodeos last year, but I’ve won enough that I’m happy. I’m in the stong>andong>ings good early enough in the season that I should be alright.” ong>Pierceong> also stayed busy with a new Western Store—Brong>andong>ed P in Stephenville—ong>andong> her three children—Kale, 15, Makala, 13, ong>andong> Jacy, 6—ong>andong> their activities. “Whenever I’m home I feel like we’re really busy now,” she said. Makala has been following in her mother’s footsteps. She qualified for the Texas Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo. “She’s done really well,” said ong>Pierceong>, who was more excited to talk about her daughter’s upcoming finals than her Rodeo Austin win. “It makes you proud when they go out there ong>andong> do good. I was so excited. It tells me that she’s really dedicated ong>andong> spends a lot time riding ong>andong> learning.” ong>Pierceong> even put her on her young A Streak Of Fling mare— Streakin Easy April—when Makala’s horse got hurt. “We were a little concerned doing that because they’re both Fire Water Flit si 86 Firecracker Fire Dashing Rose si 81 Rare ong>Dillionong> 2000 Buckskin Gelding Rare Jet si 109 Rare Class Soft Call tb Rider/Owner: Carlee ong>Pierceong>; Breeder: Jan Mobbs & CE Roller Flit Bar Slash J Harletta Dash With Vigor Jan’s Rose si 94 Fast Jet si 98 Rare View si 82 Raise A Man Qui Silent young,” she said. “She went out ong>andong> won both rounds at her Finals. She had only been on her two other times, ever. We’re excited for State.” Between now ong>andong> the State Finals, ong>Pierceong> has the RAM National Circuit Finals in Oklahoma City ong>andong> a host of rodeos. ong>Pierceong> will split her time between the West Coast rodeos ong>andong> Texas Spring rodeos. “I’m going to go to Logong>andong>ale ong>andong> some of the bigger California rodeos,” she explained. “I’m not taking ong>Dillionong> ong>andong> am just taking a couple of young horse. I’ll fly ong>backong> to Texas to ride ong>Dillionong> at Corpus (Christi) ong>andong> Lufkin. I’m in that made-for-TV deal, so I’ll fly ong>backong> to Redding, Calif., for it. After that, we’ll just hit some Texas rodeos before we head out for the summer.” ong>Pierceong> is dedicating herself to mastering her heard of talented horses that she has by hauling more of her young ones with her this year. However, ong>Dillionong> will continue to be her top priority. “He’s not a very forgiving horse,” said ong>Pierceong>. “You have to be in ong>Dillionong>’s time zone. When we have had those bad runs, it’s usually something that I’ve done ong>andong> I have to go correct myself. When he does hit barrels, it’s because I’m not where I need to be at that second.” Rodeo Austin Continued on Page 4

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