Event in which you compete: Team Roping and Breakaway Roping
Hometown: Pueblo, CO, USA
Number of years riding: I have been riding since I was two years old…so 18 years.
Career accomplishments to date:
* Third Round champion, at Reno All-Girl Invitational 2010
* United States Team Roping Finals Champion 2007, 2008, 2009
* Colorado State High School Reserve Breakaway Champion 2009
* Colorado Junior Rodeo Champion 1999-2008
* World Series Team Roping Champion 2008-2010
* Ladies Wildfire Open Roping Reserve Champion 2008
How you got started in your event: My parents are both accomplished competitors. They got me involved when I was a baby, and I have been hard at it ever since!
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: Two years.
Favorite Ariat product (by name): Burnout everyday short sleeve shirts.
Proudest career moment: My proudest career moment was winning the reserve title at the Ladies Wildfire Open to the World with my mom! It was an amazing moment in my career, and I was so overjoyed that I conquered an awesome roping with my mom, Debbie Fabrizio!
Tell us about your first horse: My first rope-horse’s name was Pretzel. He was my dad’s old heading-horse and he taught me everything that I know! He was an amazing teacher and was very patient with me! I’m so glad my parents gave me the opportunity to ride him and learn how to rope on him.
You ride because: I ride and rope every day because I crave it 24/7! I want to be one of the best lady ropers in the world, and want to set my place in history. I will do whatever it takes to be the best, and I work as hard as I possibly can every day to become better mentally, physically, and become an intense competitor!
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: If I was not a professional rider I have no clue what I would do or where I would be. I would have to say that I would be in a place that was very intense, fun, and with friends and family having a blast!
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: I have had many idols and mentors growing up…but my favorite would have to be my parents! They have made me everything that I am today. They have given me strength, mental toughness, physical toughness, courage, pride, and blessed me with an amazing family! I can only hope to make them proud one day!
Favorite place to travel: My favorite place to travel would have to be either Reno or Las Vegas. They are both fun places where great memories have been made!
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: People don’t know that I love to spontaneously dance in the rain.
Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: My favorite way to unwind would be to go with family and friends over to the lake, or go dancing!
Good luck charm: I have three pennies that are my good luck charms and I carry them with me at all times!