I was beebopping around YouTube this morning, looking for something I could share with you on a Friday. It didn’t take me long to find it.
Every barrel racer has been a little girl once. Watching this video, I’m reminded that the Calgary Stampede’s dominant competitor, Sydni Blanchard, once was, too. And to someone in her family, she still is.
This is a great video of the top four in the finals at Calgary, topped off by this year’s winner, 21-year-old Sydni Blanchard. Sydni dominated all four rounds of competition and took home $122,000 from the non-WPRA sanctioned event, winning 40 percent of the total purse of the event.
But just listen to the woman videoing cheer for her. I’m sure it will remind all of us of our moms, sisters, aunts, friends, and the rest of our families trying to video and cheer all at once.
Definitely makes me want to say a big “Thanks, Mom.”