A dedicated barrel racer who spends her weekdays in the barn and her weekends on the road to horse shows, Pennsylvania's Abby Yarkosky is a teenager on a mission. With a tough stable of her own horses matched with other top horses she is able to compete on, Abby combines good fortune and a whole lot of "try" to become a force to be reckoned with in youth and open competition. Find out about Abby's horses and her riding over the next two days in our second Fan of the Month interview.
What are the registered name and bloodlines of the horse in the photo?
Frenchman's Six Dash, a palomino stallion by Frenchmans Guy out of The Stylish Baby by Takin On The Cash.
What is his barn name, and how old is he?
Frenchy, he will be 7 in 2011.
Tell us about how you came to ride him.
His owner (Valerie Watson) asked me if I would like to ride him and her other horse, VF Smooth N Rare in the youth class for her.
What personality traits set him apart from other horses you've ridden?
He has a big heart and he gives it his all every run.
What is his running style like?
He's more of a free running horse.
Check out Abby running Frenchy in this video! This was their first run together, winning the youth class by 3 tenths!
Learn more about Abby and her riding tomorrow in the second part of our interview!