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November 7-22, 2014, Oklahoma City

Amateur Pole Bending

Trent Tobin captures a third world championship with a win in the amateur pole bending on his homebred filly TT Redneck Roulette.

TT Redneck Roulette and Trent Tobin

TT Redneck Roulette and Trent Tobin

Trent Tobin’s win in the amateur pole bending on November 11, at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show was not just a feather in his own cap, but one for his pole bending horse breeding program.

The 4-year-old TT Redneck Roulette is a homebred filly by his stallion Redneck Jet. The stallion traces back to racehorse Jet Deck and is the sire of some well-decorated speed-event horses. The filly is out of Lead Her On by Leaders Luck who traces back to Special Effort.

“Roulette” has the race pedigree for speed, but with enough agility to allow her to be successful in the poles.

This comes from her exceptional bloodlines.

She is not the only progeny by Trent Tobin’s stallion to win a world championship title at this year’s show.

Roulette’s half-sibling, Sizzlin Redneck, left the show a champion, as well.

“There’s another baby out of him that won the open junior pole bending this year, so they’re been doing pretty well,” Trent said fondly.

Trent spoke humbly of his stallion who has produced a multitude of winners in poles and a few in barrels.

Poles are the family’s specialty.

Along with a few world show qualifications in barrels, Trent has even more accomplishments in pole bending. He was a world champion in junior pole bending in 2010 and reserve in 2012, he was also the amateur pole bending world champion in 2007.

Though he competes as an amateur, he is his own trainer with the exception of help from his wife, Amy. She gladly came to his aid after the event to make processing a smoother experience. She also rides with Trent at home.

With a breeding stallion, there is never a short supply of young prospects to start, season and keep legged up.

“I try to get new ones every year from our stud to compete on,” Trent said. “I will probably take some time off until spring.”

Trent will surely be back next year to compete on their stallion’s next batch of talented pole horses.

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