Returning Lucas Oil AQHA World Champion, Tricia Sarchett, Wins Amateur Ranch Riding Again
|2016 Amateur Ranch Riding Champion|
1 - Tell us about your winning ride.
My winning ride was very smooth, he excels in his transitions, he is a good mover and he never changes! His ears are always attentive and he is always trying to please!
|Returning World Champ, Tricia Sarchett, wins Amateur Ranch Riding|
2 - Second win-two years consecutive-how does that feel?
It is still sinking in that I won 2 yrs in a row! I have been very blessed with special horses and that we have developed a bond so quickly! I feel that both horses would do anything I asked of them. Also, it was very special that it was on 2 different horses!
3 - Tell us about your horse- Is he the same horse for both years?
Blazing In My Boomers aka "Hunter" is a 5yr old stallion by Boomshernic and out of Blazing In Black and was raised by Craig and Ginger Schmersal. We have points in Halter, Hunt Seat Equitation, Reining and Ranch Riding. He is very versatile!
The 2015 horse was Whizzle For My Spook aka "Cleveland"
4 - How large was your class?
It was tough competition...........
There were 100+ entered and yes the competition is very steep!
|Chip Sarchett, "Hunter", Tricia and Trainer Shadd parkinson|
5 - Who helped you at the World this year?
6 - Who do you ride and mentor with?
Shadd Parkinson, Debbie Cooper and Ryan and Andrea Kail have all played a huge roll in my success and in making horses shows fun!
7 - How do you juggle riding-practicing-working-travel-working out and marriage?
Luckily I have a wonderful husband, Chip Sarchett. He is very supportive and we spend a lot of quality time together! I am an early riser so we get up and mountain bike or run and then I go ride before I go to work at Kimes Ranch Jeans. When I am traveling the horses either stay at my parents, Bob and Linda Hamilton and get turned out or they spent time at Shadd Parkinson, Debbie Cooper and Ryan and Andrea Kail's. It takes a village and I appreciate everyone's support!
8 - You have a very diverse and long background of competing - does competition get easier?
I have shown for 43 years now in every discipline and no it doesn't get any easier. I still get nervous and the competition gets tougher but I have learned to channel the nerves and to stay focused for the most part.
9 - What is your secret?
My secret is that I love the horses and I enjoy finding the events they enjoy and developing them to their full potential! I also love all the great people I have met along the way. It is still FUN to ride and compete!
10 - Your husband and family must be very proud......
Chip and my family are super supportive and I couldn't ask for a better support team.
11 - What advise can you wish to give others that aspire to compete and keep it fun?
We need to keep it fun! Enjoy your animals, enjoy the people you meet and don't take your self or the horse shows to serious! This is supposed to be fun!
12 - What are your thoughts/feelings summed up about this experience?
Although I love the shows I love just riding, just as much! I spend a lot of time just riding, whether it is out through the desert or deciding to ride my ranch horse in the Hunt Seat Eq. I have enjoyed the journey more than I could sum up in words!
Thank you for thinking of me!
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