Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Allie Evans

Allie and Supermodel

The Best of the Best in Ohio is only TWO days away. OMG (and yes I used OMG) there are MILES to go before we sleep (approx. 1,500 for me, that is!) and I’m sure Ms. Allie Evans has lots of loving to do on her mare, Supermodel, before the big day. Evans is riding the standout mare who won the Congress just last year with her mother aboard, and we’re excited to see what they can do against the best youth and open riders in the state (and in my humble opinion, in the country) this weekend!

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

My horse is 8-year-old LTDS Little Lady aka “Supermodel”
She is by Don Hopes old stud horse Loyal Top Deck.

What was your biggest win this year and of all time?

My biggest win this year was placing in the Top 5 of the 1D Youth at the Ohio NBHA State Show. Supermodels biggest win was winning the 2011 Nov. Amatuer Barrels at the Quarter Horse Congress with my mom.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My Ultimate goal is to ride as many great horses as I can.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a Pro Rider.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

Supermodel just runs in a D bit, no tie down.

What supplements do you feed?

She gets Acti Flex 4000 and Super Supplement

To whom do you owe your success?

I owe my sucess to my mom, Denise Evans and Travis Smith and also my grandparents, Joe and Mary Pfefferman.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse?

Fun fact about my horse is she is so mean, she hates everyone and everything.

What charity is closest to your heart?

Any charity that helps sick or underprivliged kids.

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Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Morgan Henning

Last year, Morgan Henning had some horse health troubles before The Best of the Best in Ohio Slot Race, and didn’t finish how she’d hoped. This year, however, she’s back and better than ever aboard her new horse, Heros Dashin Lady. 

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.

Lady’s sire is Heza Hero and her dam is Smarvelously. She is 5 year old and her registered name is Heros Dashin Lady. I just started running Lady in July so I haven’t really done much on her yet besides qualifying for the Best of The Best.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My ultimate goal in barrel racing is I want to win a 1D saddle.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a Bob Marshall Saddle.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

My bit that I use on Lady is a full cheek snaffle and a tie down.

What supplements do you feed?

We don’t feed Lady supplements. All she gets is alfalfa hay and 14% Patriot.

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

The thing I won’t leave home for a barrel race without my iPad or iPod. I like to listen to music all the way to the show so I don’t over think my runs. It helps me get prepared haha.

To whom do you owe most of your success?

I owe most of my success to Brad Shirey, Cody Bauserman, Penny & Kenny Baker, my Uncle Kevin, and my dad.

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse.

A fun fact about Lady and I is our first run together, we almost fell completely down!

What charity is closest to your heart?

The charity that is closest to my heart is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because my grandpa had Leukemia.

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Baili Brown

Eeee we are SO close to The Best of the Best in Ohio Charity Slot Race AND September Showdown! Remember, the show starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and it’s WESTERN DRESS CODE : ) This will make your photos look infinitely better and will make us (and Brent Puhl!) very very happy!

I’ll be getting everyone’s interviews up before the race, just hang tight! I’m heading to a photo shoot today (DANG REAL JOBS!) but if you need anything or have any questions, get at Dawn, Clea or I on Facebook!

And now, we’ve got our very own veteran riding in our slot race. Don’t forget to thank Ms. Baili Brown for her service while you’re cheering her and Blue on Saturday! 

Tell us about the horse you’re riding.
The horse Im riding is MJ Sweet Valentine (aka) Blue. She is a 7 year old blue roan. Out of Box Elder Roan and MJ Flips Valentine.

What has been your horse’s biggest win this year and of all time?
This year the biggest win Blue & I have had was winning the NBHA show at Serenity Farms in August out of over 200 head. Blue and I have only been running as a team for 2 years in November so our all time so far winning would be getting Reserve Champion in Amateur Barrels at the Congress 2011.

What’s your ultimate goal in barrel racing?
My ultimate goal in barrel racing is to always improve, stay safe, and have FUN!! Everytime Blue and I run we keep getting better. This mare has a heart bigger then anything I know, and she opens up for me and we have faith together to always do better.

What saddle do you ride?
I ride in a Angel Kisses Ammerman!

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?
Blue runs in a twisted wire combination.

What supplements do you feed?
Fasttrack, Lysine & Ultium

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?
I dont leave home without my horse, or tack. Im very forgetful so I have to always make a list and check it double or triple times.

To whom do you owe most of your success?

I owe most of my success to my mom! If it wasnt for her always believing in me and working I wouldnt be where I am today. I also owe great thanks to the late Gerald Piatt, an amazing man, friend, grandpa and horseman. Over the years he taught me almost everything I know now, and I know he is always watching from above when I run cheering us on. The military for shapping me into the person I have become. & Sevi Torturo for raising, training, and eventually letting go and selling me Blue and believing in her!

Tell us one fun fact about your horse.
Blue is a mare through and through. Whenever Im saddeling her she acts like she is going to bite, but instead of trying to bite me (which she never would) she bends down to try and bite my mom who is putting on her boots.

What charity is closest to your heart?

The charity that is closest to my heart is the Wounded Warrior Project!! As I am a Veteran and come from a long line of service family members and friends. Founded in 2003, WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier (and DEFENDING CHAMP!): Anne Johnson

2011 Best of the Best Champion Anne Johnson and Show Me Some Glory

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.

Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial Cowgirl Barrel Race

If you are looking for a barrel race or just want to support a great cause in memory of a beautiful person please find your way to Negley this weekend at the

 The Fifth Annual Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial Cowgirls Barrel Race:

$25.00 Entry/ 70% payback. May run two horses.
(See facebook page for flyer with roping information)
Date: September 22, 2012
Location: Simmons Equestrian Center, Negley Ohio www.simmonsec.com

This year will mark the fifth year for the Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial. The event, which includes Cowgirl barrel racing, Tie down Roping, Cowgirl Breakaway Roping and Team Roping, is held to commemorate Susan Rowe Fryer, who lost her two-year battle with breast cancer in October of 2007. Susan left behind a husband and 2 young boys.
Money made from this event will be donated to the Shirley Bowman Foundation and Mt. Carmel Foundation in Susan’s name. Since 2008, when it all began, over $23,000 has been donated, 100% towards patient care to Mt. Caramel and The Shirley Bowman Foundation.

A BIG Thank You to Rick and Carrie Simmons for their support, along with all the class sponsors, volunteers and past.   The event is rodeo format. Dress code long sleeve shirt, jeans and boots, hat optional. Wear PINK! There will be a silent auction, Shorty’s hat raffle and food and drink available for purchase.

There will be a raffle for a Shorty’s 100X hat. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available until the day of the drawing. To purchase your ticket now contact Sarah Rowe: (330) 831-2620.

Check out Susan Rowe Fryer Memorial page for event information on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Rowe-Fryer-Memorial/330402833658466

The Foundations
Mount Carmel’s mission is to be the financial steward for companies and individuals who want to participate in supporting excellent medical care and the mission of our outstanding health care organization.   Those who contribute know that the Foundation takes seriously its responsibility to see that funds are raised, invested and distributed in a responsible and effective manner. The end result because of your generosity is excellent and compassionate care of the body, mind and spirit, as well as the protection of the health status and health education of our entire community.
The Shirley Bowman Clinic at the OU Cancer Institute Commitment from Shorty Kroger (Shorty’s Caboy Hattery) in memory of her sister, Shirley Bowman, to raise $250,000 to endow a fund to support the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Clinic. Part of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Shirley Bowman Foundation in Susan Rowe Fryer’s name.

Best of the Best in Ohio Qualifier: Danielle Harrop

Visit http://www.cactussaddlery.com to learn more about Cactus Saddles like this one, which Best of the Best competitors will be running for Sept. 22!

Danielle Harrop is new to The Best of the Best in Ohio Charity Slot Race this year, but she and Max have been on fire all of 2012. The team has built their confidence in the WB Ranch, and they’ll be a safe bet for calcutta bidding! 

Tell us about your horse.

Max – The Bullionaire – is by La Jollas Gold out of Here Comes the Bully by Bully Bullion. He is a 7 year-old-gelding.

What has been your biggest win this year?

Max’s biggest win was in Tiffin, Ohio at an NBHA show where he won both the Warm-Up and Open 4D. He is also the 2012 Reserve Champion WB Ranch Winter Series. This is only his second year running so he’s just getting started. He also won the first rodeo I entered him in at Urbana, Ohio.

What is your ultimate goal in barrel racing?

My ultimate goal in barrel racing is to run consistently with a big smile on my face.

What saddle do you ride?

I ride in a Circle Y saddle.

What bit is in your horse’s mouth?

The bit I use is a lifting gag with a shank that Kelly Bowser designed.

What supplements do you feed?

I feed E & Selenium and use Equine Mega Omega Oil.

What won’t you leave home for a barrel race without?

As long as I’ve got my horse, saddle, bridle and tie-down – I’m good. Oh! and I usually try to make sure Kelly Bowser is with me!

To whom do you owe most of your barrel racing success?

I was successfully barrel racing when I met Kelly Bowser 13 years ago, but he has helped me to fine tune and understand horses and training enough that I’ve been able to impart that knowledge to my students in lessons. Definitely the best part of everything I’ve pried out of his head over the years!

Tell us one fun fact about you or your horse.

One fun fact about Max is he is really a giant scaredy-cat, and derives his confidence from me – which is laughable because I’m usually scared too!

What charity is closest to your heart?

Charity closest to my heart is The Heart and Stroke Foundation.