GRAD PRESENT FOR JACKIE GANTER

Pro Rodeo Canada
June 22, 2015
For immediate release

With a line-up of world champions, Canadian champs, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifiers on the rosters of the two weekend rodeos hosted by Pro Rodeo Canada, it would be hard to believe that it was an 18 year-old, rookie barrel racer who would steal the show.

“I love it,” said a jubilant Jackie Ganter, when asked about competing for the first time in Canada. “These was his (Baby J’s) first runs back after injury and he came back unbelievably strong.”

The Texan and her six year-old horse won the first round of the Wainwright Stampede in Wainwright, AB, with a time of 17.086 seconds. She then captured the championship during Sunday night’s “Battle for the Buckles” finals with a total aggregate time of 34.553 seconds.

“He’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of horse,” beamed Ganter, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago. “He’s my first choice at the rodeos with the most money added.”

This starts the craziness now. I’ve never done this (Cowboy Christmas) before. I’m going to get on a plane now for Reno and then I’ll fly back for Ponoka on Friday and then I’ll fly out and hopefully back to Ponoka (for the finals on July 1). We sat at a restaurant for two hours figuring out which horse to use where. But, it’s fun.”