Behind the Chutes: Kailey J. Remund | TSLN.com

Behind the Chutes: Kailey J. Remund

Age: 12

Family: Parents – Lance and Jessica Miller, Brothers – Austin, Colten, McClain, Cody and Ty.

Parents – Danny and Shelby Remund, Sisters – Jetta and Mesa

Hometown: Panguitch, UT

School: Panguitch Middle School.

Rodeo events: Barrels, Poles, Breakaway, Team Roping, Trial Course.

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What is your future in the sport of rodeo? Where would you like to see it go? I would like to make it to the NFR.

What is your ultimate goal as you continue competing in rodeos? Win two saddles next year at the National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA) finals. Eventually… making it to and winning the NFR.

Favorite aspect of rodeo: Meeting new friends and traveling with my family.

Best rodeo memory: Winning the National Finals Little Britches Rodeo in barrel racing.

Notable achievements in the sport: NLBRA World Champion Barrel Racer 2012. Bryce Canyon Year End Champion Barrel Racer 2011. National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth 1D 2nd Year End 2012.

Tell us about your horses: My barrel horse, Jakes Little Roan, I call her Sugar, is a 12-year-old red roan. I'm the only one who has run her at a finals, but my grandma runs barrels on her also. Sugar is out of my Grandpa's stud Dunne Runner, and out of a Skipper W mare. She is also a half sister to the horse my aunt won the college finals on, and also was the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) Wilderness Circuit Rookie. And she just gives her all every time. And she loves when I give her a saltine cracker.

My pole horse is named Parrot and she loves to run poles. She only likes me and my dad.

Have you attended any rodeo schools? No I have not, but my mom helps me with my barrel racing. She trains and runs barrel horses and has competed in all the rodeo events also. My grandpa helps me with my roping. My parents and grandparents have all competed in rodeo in PRCA and WPRA and still do. They are able to help me a lot, with learning different events and with training my horses.

Role models/mentors: My mom because she always helps me get better and compete harder.

What do you like to do when you're not competing? Basketball, ride my horse, hang out with my friends, hunt, and be outside. I also like to play with my little brothers – we play rodeo and I am their bull.

What's playing on your iPod/radio? Country like Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Band Perry, etc.