When Anne Johnson blew the rest of the competition out of the water to win The Best of the Best in Ohio Charity Slot Race in its first year, we all couldn’t have been happier for this pint-sized mother and awesome jockey. She and her Solid Paint-Bred mare used the momentum they gained from The Best of the Best to go on to make us all proud at the Congress, qualifying for the Congress Sweepstakes Finals.
Anne is back this year to claim her portion of our prize package, which this year includes a Cactus Saddle, Charlie 1 Horse Hat, and MUCH more!
Tell us about the horse you’re riding.
I am running the same horse I ran last year in the BOTB race. Her registered name is Show Me Some Glory and I call her Jules. She is an 11-year-old registered solid Paint Horse. She goes back to Tiny Charger, Olympia Joe, and Mr Meyers. At 14.3hh she is little but mighty!
What has been your horse’s biggest win this year and of all time?
I would have to say my biggest win of all time was winning the BOTB race last year. What an awesome show that was! Not only was a very exciting win for me but it was for such a great cause!
What’s your ultimate goal in barrel racing?
Honestly, I’m not sure yet. I’ve been barrel racing for about 8 years now and have had some great accomplishments, but mostly for me its about having fun. I have made some great friends that I travel with and the barrel racing community is such a great family to be a part of.
What saddle do you ride?
I ride in a 2006 NBHA trophy saddle. It’s nothing super fancy, but boy is it comfortable!
What bit is in your horse’s mouth?
Actually, I ride her in a hackamore.
What supplements do you feed?
I feed her a joint supplement called Tandem. Love it!
What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?
For me it’s not what but who. My 3-year-old daughter Adalynn. She has been my traveling buddy since she was a few months old. She’s getting to be quite the big help these days!
To whom do you owe most of your success?
That’s a really hard one cause I feel I owe so many people! Most of all Taylor Turner, Marcia Sheasby, Rhia Bowers, and Dave Burgess. They are like my family and have been my cheerleaders since I started barrel racing. I couldn’t have accomplished all that I have without their love and support.
Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse.
Not only is she a successful barrel horse, but Jules has also competed in team penning, hunter/jumper, and dressage. She is quite the little cow horse and a beautiful jumper!
What charity is closest to your heart?
Again, I have to say the March of Dimes. Being a mother and soon to be a nurse I respect this organization for the great things they have done.