Why the 2022 Wrangler NFR Overly Excites Me
“I am so connected to this team and I really want to watch them succeed because I too have an Aint Seen Nothin Yet offspring.” Watching Lisa Lockhart run an Aint Seen Nothin Yet offspring shows me and the other owners of one that we have something special in our barn.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is the rodeo of all rodeos. If there’s one rodeo you’re going to watch on television, this is the one. It runs from December 1 – 10 and features 120 cowboys and cowgirls in the world who participate in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. This rodeo is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world with a shared purse of $10.9 million dollars.
As a former barrel racer I always enjoyed watching the best barrel racers in the world go at it night after night. I took note of their form, their horses’ build, how the horses made their way into the pen, etc. I’d even go so far as to look up the breed of each horse and take a look at their bloodlines — which is exactly why this year’s NFR has been so overly exciting!
Aint Seen Nothing Yet is an American Quarter Horse sire standing at stud with TL Paints and Quarter Horses. He is a sire to multiple arena record holders and money earners in open, futurity, derby, pro rodeo, 1D and rope horses.
This sire’s foals are eligible for Pink Buckle, Riata Buckle, Blue Collar Breeders, Ruby Buckle, Royal Crown, Triple Crown 100, Future Fortunes, 5-state, Cornhusker, Gridiron, Select Stallion Stake, BRN4D, MN Futurity, Tomorrows Legends, The Breeders Challenge, PESI, Legends of The South, CO Classic, Cowboy State, BBI, BRIF, SWDC, Cornhusker, C-N futurity and VGBRA.
One of Aint Seen Nothin Yet’s offspring is currently running in the barrel racing event at the NFR under rider Lisa Lockhart. The horse’s name is Promise Me Fame Guys, or Levee. He is an American Quarter Horse Association, six year old gelding.
In round two Lisa Lockhart and Levee placed fourth with a 13.78, winning $12,125. In round three they placed third with a 13.78 winning $17,255. You can watch the video of her third round run below.
In round four Lockhart and Levee split second with Margo Crowther with a 13.65, winning $20,053. After this run, Lockhart and Promise Me Fame Guys moved up to lead the average. You can watch the video of her fourth round run below.
And it just keeps getting better. In round five Lockhart and Levee split first place with Hailey Kinsel with a 13.52, winning $25,882:
Round 6 Lockhart and Levee again, did not disappoint. The team placed fourth with a 13.64, winning $12, 125. This run put them first in the average at the NFR!
Round seven was such a bummer. As, I watched Promise Me Fame Guys knock that third barrel with his shoulder, I felt for Lisa Lockhart. It was unfortunate but no matter the outcome I will continue to root for the team each night.
I can not express how excited I get to watch Lockhart and Levee run in the NFR. I get nervous before they make their entrance into the arena, I cry tears of joy a bit when they make a great run and I get a pit in my stomach when they knock.
I am so connected to this team and I really want to watch them succeed because I, too, have an Aint Seen Nothin Yet offspring. My mare, Unbridled Fame, is to be started under saddle in the spring and watching Lisa Lockhart and Promise Me Fame Guys makes me that much more excited.
I bred my mare to Aint Seen Nothin Yet so I have had Unbridled Fame since she’ was in the womb. Her barn name is Hot Sauce because while she is kind and loving, the mare has so much grit. Unbridled Fame is fast and caddy so I know first hand these Aint Seen Nothin Yet offspring are special horses with an enormous amount of drive. They’re athletic, smart and extremely hard working — and they have so much heart. They strive to please and make an effort to really understand what you’re asking of them.
I and every other owner of an Aint Seen Nothin Yet offspring are cheering this team on. We’re excited for Lisa Lockhart and Promise Me Fame Guys. We’re excited for Aint Seen Nothin Yet and TL Paints and Quarter Horses and we’re excited for ourselves because we know we have something special in our barn.