Brittany Wiseheart has been competing in the Extreme Cowboy Association for the last 3 years. She is 16 years old and from Calhan, Colorado. Brittany started riding horses when she was 8 years old and got her first horse at 9 years old. She is primarily self taught. She watches, reads and listens closely to absolutely anything and everything horse related. She has had the opportunities to attend one Craig Cameron clinic and been a helper at a second one this past summer in
Kiowa, CO. Brittany is mature beyond her years, is very gracious, humble, and kind. She has gained the attention of several great horsemen and trainers ... Craig Cameron, Aaron Ralston and David Dillman being some of them because of her extraordinary dedication, passion and sincere love of horses. Many people will ask Brittany to ride their horse because they are scared or do not know how to get their horse to do something. She loves helping others get a better understanding for their horse. It is always a partnership between Brittany and the horse she is on. She is exceptionally talented in helping them to become Brave Horses and you can see they are happy to do so for her. She has never sent any of her horses to a professional trainer but hopes to do so this summer with her up and coming little filly project named Cisco. Cisco will be the first horse Brittany has started. They are off to a great beginning and we are looking forward to watching their progress. She runs speed events part of the summer at local Gymkhana's, does cow sorting, reining, parades and trail riding. Although just simply getting on her horses and working with them is her favorite thing to do...even if it is 10- 30 degrees out. Brittany will ride anything that will let her on - including her pet llama but to her frustration he just sits down so that doesn't work very well.
Her first year going to the World Championship she qualified after only one race at Kit Carson Riding Club. In 2010 she happened to hear about the Mid Mountain Regional Championship Extreme Cowboy Race in Colorado Springs, CO. and thought she would give it a try with her horse Chief. She had only had Chief about 8 months and had never shot off of him before but decided he might be up to it and it sounded like fun. After that first race she was hooked and attended the 2010 World Championship in Topeka, KS as her second race! She barely missed making the top ten her first time qualifying by placing 13th.
Brittany was sponsor
ed by over 20 people to pursue her passion with the EXCA. These people have seen the talent, potentional and the respect she shows for everyone and all the equines she encounters. All these supporters are having an absolutely great time watching her succeed. 2012 was her third year qualifying for the World Championship in the Youth Division.
Her goal prior to arriving in Hamilton, TX in 2012 for the Extreme Cowboy World Championship was to make the final round with both horses. She met her goal and finished 4th place on Duke Overall and 7th place on Sweetie Overall. She could not be prouder of both horses and looks forward to the opportunity to come back next year and do her best again. Her EXCA World Qualifying horses are: Chief, Sweetie , & Duke
Her Star Horses: Sweetie & Duke
Click on photo to see Brittany & Sweetie's run.
Sweetie is 7 years old and was purchased at an auction when she was 4 years old. She was the last horse to go thru the sale. Sweetie had a bucking problem, was spooky and just too full of go so her Dad ins
isted that she be sold. Brittany loved her and saw her potential. She was insistent that she was a good horse and that she could teach Sweetie. Fortunately her Dad relented and he could not be prouder of what Brittany has accomplished with her. Sweeties first ever Extreme Cowboy Race was at Nationals in Fort Worth, TX in 2012. She did amazing, finishing 1st in one round and a 2nd overall. She proved to be the best auction horse we could ever ask for.
Duke is a friend's horse and is around 23 years old. He has been an EXCA horse since 2009. He has never had so much as an hour of professional training but he is willing to try anything. He is very energetic and because of this his previous owner had seriously considered shooting him. Fortunately he sold him instead. Brittany has been in a lot of arenas with Duke and has spent a lot of time with him and his regular rider. Brittany likes that he is challenging to ride and wanted to see how he would do with her in some races in the 2012 season. Because of her horsemanship abilities, obvious care and respect for her horses she was given the chance to do so. She had ridden him only about a dozen times before getting on him bareback at the World Championship in Hamilton, TX. Duke likes to do well for his rider and put on a show... Brittany was just the girl to help him do so.
Regardless of which horse Brittany is riding, keep an eye out for her. She is a pleasure to watch ride and if you ever have the opportunity to find out the story behind the horse she is riding at the time, you will understand how they both make each other shine. Brittany believes in the importance of horsemanship and encourages everyone young or old to get involved with the Extreme Cowboy Association.