After having a string of bad luck from hit barrels during both rounds of the derby race, Ganter made the decision to run Cartels Fame in the youth in hopes of picking up a paycheck. Her decision was validated with a championship title and a Team Steinhoff championship saddle.
“I was pretty disappointed he didn’t make the derby finals, because it’s his last year as a derby horse,” Ganter said. “My mom told me ‘We can replace him with one of your other horses entered and you can have a shot at winning the youth.’”
With a renewed determination Ganter took her mother’s suggestion and entered the Jim Norick arena aboard Cartels Fame with a vengeance. Flying through the cloverleaf pattern and stopping the clock in a smoking 15.278 the duo became the BFA Junior World champions.
“He ran almost to the wall on every barrel,” Ganter said. “And he is so fast – he was flying. It was really pretty ugly but he was running so fast. It was awesome!”
Purchased approximately two years ago by Ganter’s mom, Angela Ganter, the 6 year old has proven himself in multiple arenas. From futurities, derbies and even to the Women’s Profession Rodeo Association circuit, he has led Ganter to much success. Ganter hopes to make a running for the 2015 National Finals Rodeo with Cartels Fame as her main mount.
“I’ve already been to three pro rodeos,” Ganter said. “Two of which have been on him and he placed at both of them.”
Ganter had a busy week at the BFA with not onlyCartels Fame, but with several others, as well. Making it to the short round of the derby aboard Marthas Six Shooter, owned by Dufur Quarter Horses, and also on Blazin Baby J, owned by Angela Ganter. Born Ta Pack Fame, another of Ganter’s mounts, earned a place in the short round of the junior futurity, as well.