Jackie Ganter’s Barrel Racing Success Sparked by Powerful Inspiration

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Jackie Ganter stated out as an English rider, but inspired by her mother, competitive barrel racer Angela Ganter, Jackie began competing in barrel racing at the age of 12. With determination, some hard work, and a lot of Texas grit, Jackie went on to win race after race. The wins didn’t come without some tremendous life hurdles along her path to success. Backed by incredibly strong matrilineal figures, Jackie has learned to tackle each challenge while finding her stride in the barrel racing world.

Recently, Jackie, her mother Angela, and her grandma were all featured in an insightful documentary by Red Bull, entitled “The Story of Three Generations of Texan Cowgirls: Jackie Ganter’s Resilience Rodeo.” The documentary can be found at the link provided here. The video description from the Red Bull YouTube channel reads: “Jackie Ganter has ice water in her veins. A third-generation cowgirl, she’s the rising star in the high stakes, blistering-speed sport of barrel racing, but Jackie’s story is about much more than riding horses. Race into the world of barrel racing through her perspective.”

Jackie Ganter’s Barrel Racing Success Comes From Tremendous Inspiration

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In a recent interview with the same company, this tough-as-nails, barrel racing pro explained that over the course of a year, she’ll travel to more than 100 rodeos throughout Texas and beyond. She’ll spend her time caring for horses, logging thousands of miles on the road, and eating a tremendous amount of fast food – but she explains that it’s all worth it. To get to know the 2015 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) Rookie of the Year better, check out the Red Bull documentary and recent interview at the links provided above, or follow Jackie on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.