by Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Trent Tobin managed to win a world championship November 8 with Redneck Daisy despite a stumble in junior pole bending. A day later, he did even better.
Riding 14th in the amateur pole bending finals at the 2010 AQHA World Championship show, Trent and his homebred mare clocked a time of 20.169.
“It was a lot better than last night’s run,” Trent said after picking up his second gold-tone trophy. “She ran really good for me and worked hard. She pretty much has the same run every time. She tries hard and is pretty consistent in what she does.”
“Daisy” proved that in the finals. But the 5-year-old bay mare’s win wasn’t Trent’s only triumph. He also scored third place and a bronze trophy with Redneck Mariah, 6. Both mares are by Trent’s homebred stallion Redneck Jet, a 1996 bay stallion by Rene Dan Jet and out of Georgia Redord by Red Rose Redford. Daisy is out of Racin Mason by Win Motion, and “Mariah” is out of Mariahs Apple by McIntosh Bid.
Trent says repetition is his key to success.
“We raised (Daisy), and we just started running her this spring, and she really came along fast and has been doing good,” he says. “A lot of hard work paid off for her.”
He doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be able to return to defend his title.
“We’ll just wait and see what happens,” he said. “Hopefully, she’ll keep running good and we’ll keep winning.”
Trent Tobin and Redneck Daisy