Pozzi Makes Her Flight to the Winners Circle
Barrel Racing Report March 20, 2012
The first edition of the Diamonds & Dirt Futurity brought one big barrel futurity back into Texas. How fitting that the first big Texas futurity in years be won by a native Texan.
Brittany Pozzi has been a woman on a mission over the last several years, not only pursuing world championships in the rodeo world, but developing some of the top futurity horses in the country during her “spare” time. This weekend marked a very busy weekend where her two worlds collided. She not only made the Finals at Houston on Satur- day but had two horses in the Finals at the Diamonds & Dirt Futurity as well. Two Finals, same day only about 4 hours and 100 miles apart.
But, with $50,000 on the line at Rodeo Houston and $30,000 to the average champion at the Diamonds & Dirt she had to make both.
First, Rodeo Houston, she and Duke had a good run but it was a measley .01 seconds too slow to make the Finals Shootout, so it was on to the Diamonds & Dirt. She qualified two horses out of the 20 to the Finals, in the first go of the futurity, LK Watch Me Rock placed second. In the second go of the Futurity she won third on Ima Super Fly Guy and fifth on LK Watch Me Rock.
LK Watch Me Rock, owned by LeAnn Kay, ran a little longer in the short go but still managed sixth place in the Average. However, Ima Super Fly Guy fired his best run of 15.966 in the short go which catapulted him to an Average Championship and a whopping $30,000 paycheck.
All told, Pozzi rode $41,565 of winners in the 1st annual Diamonds and Dirt Barrel Horse Classic Futurity in Bryan, Texas. Even though she didn’t get the big check ($50,000) at Rodeo Houston, she still walked away with $10,400. Not bad for a weekend of barrel racing.
We got a chance to catch up with World Champ Brittany Pozzi for a couple questions:
BRR: You went from Rodeo Houston to the Futurity, they were back to back, how were you able to get between the two?
Pozzi: John and Kristi Schiller chartered a plane for me so that i could make both finals. They went above and beyond and I really appreciate everything they did.
BRR: You have had such success at both rodeos and futurities. Which is the most challenging for you?
Pozzi: I think they are both challenging in different ways. The road and keeping your horse sound is difficult when your rodeoing. With the futurities, just the fact that you are riding a young horse makes it challenging.
BRR: You have achieved great success in rodeos and in futurities. What drives you to continue to compete at both when due to the grueling schedule most people choose to just go in one direction?
Pozzi: I love both types of competition and I enjoy taking a break from the rodeos and going to the futurities. I really like the challenge of the young horses and I don’t mind the schedule. I think I would be bored if I didn’t have a lot going on.
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Diamonds & Dirt Barrel Horse Classic March 15-18, 2012, Bryan, TX
1 Ima Super Fly Guy, Brittany Pozzi, Brittany Pozzi, 16.042, 15.966, 32.008, $30,000
08 pal. s. Frenchmans Guy x Streakin Six Babe, Streakin Six
2 RLJ High Intedsity, Brett Monroe, Homer & Ada Nell Beasley, 15.901, 16.263, 32.164, $15,600
08 s. g. Streakin Again x Lite Me Up, Lite The Fuse
3 Epic Leader, Kassie Mowry, Kassie Mowry & Karma Loftin, 16.103, 16.161, 32.264, $12,000
08 g. s. Confederate Leader x Firewater Fiesta, Fire Water Flit
4 Dashn Ta Fashion, Lance Graves, Wyatt Grace Andrews, 16.179, 16.102, 32.281, $10,200
08 pal. m. Dash Ta Fame x Fashion Star Flit, Fire Water Flit
5 Rock On Ta Fame, LaTricia Duke, Tom & Linda Kay, 15.932, 16.452, 32.384, $7,680
08 pal. s. Firewaterontherock x SB Halieva, Dash Ta Fame
6 LK Watch Me Rock, Brittany Pozzi, LeAnn Kay, 16.096, 16.521, 32.617, $6,240
08 s. m. Firewaterontherocks x Watch Me Runnin, Lucks Runnin Bug
7 Hip E, Bo Hill, Bo Hill and/or Jeff Switzer, 16.230, 16.454, 32.684, $5,640
08 g. g. Dash Ta Fame x Fizzez Show Girl, Lanes Leinster
8 Shake It Frenchie, Jordon Briggs, Jordon Briggs, 16.008, 16.696,
07 s. m. Frenchmans Guy x Shake Me Easy, Easy Jet
9 Costly Crystal, Troy Crumrine, Matt & Bendi Dunn, 16.193, 16.804, 32.997, $4,140
08 ch. m. Dash Ta Fame x JM Crystal, Chicks Beduino
9 French Gold Charger, Hallie Melvin, Ashley Gustafson, 16.265, 16.732, 32.997, $4,140
07 pal. g. Frenchmans Guy x Tammy Too Too, Charger Father
11 Go Too Guy, Derek Piel, Crystal Shumate, 16.203, 16.875, 33.078, $3,240
08 s. s. BHR Frenchies Socks x Jets Cash Up Front, Easy On The Mark
12 Guys Smashingly Yours, Jordon Briggs, Jordon Briggs, 16.070, 17.055, 33.125, $2,760
08 s. s. Frenchmans Guy x Smashingly Yours, Easily Smashed
13 Sheza Frenchman Guy, Danyelle Campbell, Kris Gadbois, 16.102, 17.098, 33.200, $2,280
08 ch. m. Frenchmans Guy x Sheza Dr Kirk, Dr Kirk
14 Shez Chiseled, Talmadge Green, Blackstar Ranch, 16.242, 18.287, 34.529, $2,040
08 g. m. King Corona x Sailin Shoes, Triple Champion
15 Letta Superstar Doit, Kelsey Deal, Debbie Deal, 16.117, 20.621, 36.738, $1,800
08 pal. s. Letta Hank Do It x Docs Abbie Lee, Docs Superstar Bar 16 The Riverboat Gambler, Talmadge Green, Dana Sumrall, 16.242, 21.517, 37.759, $1,680
08 s. g. Carrizzo x Shesa Prissy Gambler, Raise The Gamble
17 Holl For Cash, Janae Massey, Jud Little, 16.281, 21.493, 37.774, $1,560
08 br. g. Holland Ease x Fliting Firin Cash, Cash Not Credit
Futurity 1st Go
1 Shake It Frenchie, Jordon Briggs, Jordon Briggs, 16.008, $2,700 2 LK Watch Me Rock, Brittany Pozzi, LeAnn Kay, 16.101, $2,250
3 Letta Superstar Doit, Kelsey Deal, Debbie Deal, 16.117, $1,800
4 Dashn Ta Fashion, Lance Graves, Wyatt Grace Andrews, 16.179, $1,500
5 Ainteasybeingfamous, Randa Kellogg, RSL Enterprise, 16.183, $1,275 6 Costly Crystal, Troy Crumrine, Matt & Bendi Dunn, 16.193, $1,050
7 Go Too Guy, Derek Piel, Crystal Shumate, 16.203, $900
8 Hip E, Bo Hill, Bo Hill and/or Jeff Switzer, 16.230, $750
9 RLJ High Intedsity, Brett Monroe, Homer & Ada Nell Beasley, 16.241, $638
10 Shez Chiseled, Talmadge Green, Blackstar Ranch, 16.242, $525 11 French Gold Charger, Hallie Melvin, Ashley Gustafson, 16.314, $450
12 Streakin Wild Shawnee, Kay Blandford, Kay Blandford, 16.320, $375
08 s. g. A Streak Of Fling x Wild Shawne Lace, Shawne Bug
13 Jess Gonna Be Famous, Nisa Berry, Amy Williams, 16.328, $300
08 Black m. Dash Ta Fame x Kolin Cookie, Mr Jess Perry
14 I Know I Can 2, Talmadge Green, Gerald Williams, 16.338, $262.50
08 g. g. Designer Red x DE Streaker, Osage Streaker
15 The Riverboat Gambler, Talmadge Green, Dana Sumrall, 16.359, $225
08 s. g. Carrizzo x Shesa Prissy Gambler, Raise The Gamble
Futurity 2nd Go
1 RLJ High Intedsity, Homer & Ada Nell Beasley, Brett Monroe, 15.901, $2,700
2 Rock On Ta Fame, Tom & Linda Kay, LaTricia Duke, 15.932, $2,250 3 Ima Super Fly Guy, Brittany Pozzi, Brittany Pozzi, 16.042, $1,800
4 Guys Smashingly Yours, Jordon Briggs, Jordon Briggs, 16.070, $1,500 5 LK Watch Me Rock, LeAnn Kay, Brittany Pozzi, 16.096, $1,275
6 Sheza Frenchman Guy, Kris Gadbois, Danyelle Campbell, 16.102, $1,050
7 Epic Leader, Kassie & Karma Loftin Mowry, Kassie Mowry, 16.103, $900
8 Power Fame, Charles Jobin, Pete Oen, 16.120, $750
08 br. g. Dash Ta Fame x Lotta Train, Power Train
9 Lookin At Lucky, Terris & Kim Matthews, James Barnes, 16.219, $638
10 The Riverboat Gambler, Dana Sumrall, Talmadge Green, 16.242, $525
11 French Gold Charger, Ashley Gustafson, Hallie Melvin, 16.265, $450
12 Holl For Cash, Jud Little, Janae Massey, 16.281, $375
13 Insane For Fame, Kristi Schiller, LaTricia Duke, 16.295, $300
08 ch. m. Dash Ta Fame x Insanely Jealous, Le Tusk
14 Streakin Wild Shawnee, Kay Blandford, Kay Blandford, 16.312, $262.50
15 Fast Frosty Leader, Jud Little, Janae Massey, 16.338, $225
08 pal. m. Bug In My Frosty x The Fast Jet, Special Leader 16 Fairlea Lucky Gun, Kim Coelho, Mary Jo Camera, 16.378