Gaileen Babcock and Indy win Dawson Creek, BC CPRA Rodeo

by Michelle on August 21, 2012

The 2011 Wild Rose Association finals champion took home a big pro rodeo check the weekend of August 10-12.  Gaileen Babcock and her 12 year old gelding Indy (registered as Possible Muffet) out ran Indy’s sister for first place.     For those pedigree guru’s out there, Indy is out of the same mare as Cranna Roberts mare Mooney (Leaguer Moon).  Cranna and Mooney placed second at the same rodeo.  Both horses are products of the Butterfield breeding program, Indy being by Perfect Possibility and Mooney by Raisen the Moon.  Possible Muffet was a futurity horse with Dee Butterfield in 2006 splitting 15/16th in year end points.

Gaileen also had great success at the National High School Rodeo Finals, she’ll tell us more about that in the interview below.

What is the name of the horse you are running?

Indy's Pedigree - click to enlarge

Possible Muffet (Indy)

How old is he?


How long have you been running barrels on him?

I have been running barrels on him for 2 years now

What is the training background on this horse?

Dee Butterfield owned the horse and started barrel training on him until he was 5. Then my sister, Charissa, bought Indy and continued to train and compete on him until he was 10.

What is it you like best about her/him?

His big personality (well most days)

How do you prepare for your runs (warm up etc.)?

Gaileen and Indy at the NHSRA Finals in Gillette, WY

I try to keep Indy as calm as possible, generally I lope a lot of circles and work on stopping.

What kind of saddle do you use?


What kind of pad do you use?

5 star

What kind of bit do you use?

Chain bit

You also did really great at the National High School Finals, would you be able to summarize your accomplishments there and what that experience was like?

Qualifying for the short go in both barrels and poles was a great sense of accomplishment for me. I thought it was great that the 2 Canadian barrel racers in the short go finished in the top 3 in the short go and both in the top 5 overall.

What lead you to be a barrel racer?

My sister started barrel racing at a young age and watching her led me to start riding and barrel racing.

Dawson Creek Barrel Racing Results

1. Gaileen Babcock, 17.400 seconds, $2,351
2. Cranna Roberts, 17.459, $1,999
3. Steffanie Mather, 17.627; $1,646
4. Laci Suitor, 17.695, $1,411
5. Pamela Morrison, 17.710, $1,175
6. Nancy Csabay, 17.717, $823
7. Lauren Byrne, 17.745, $587
8. Sydni Blanchard, 17.748, $470
9. Valerie Gillespie, 17.783; $411
10. Joleen Seitz, 17.819; $352
11. Kirsty White, 17.825, $293
12. Katie Garthwaite, 17.868, $235

Congratulations on your success with these Canadian bred and trained barrel horses ladies!

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