Bert Thompson and Queen B will be looking to rock and roll the house like a French girl at the Best of the Best. (you know that is funny) In 2013 her and Sunfrosted Sahara were so close to the title of Champion she could taste it. After 18 horses ran in the 2013 slot race the 19th one (Bert) would come in and take the lead. Bert and her mount would leave the arena with the crowd cheering at her 15.847 and a fist pump in the air for what would bring her home the title of Reserve Champion. She is looking to take the word Reserve out of the title in 2014.
The Best of the Best will be shining bright with the Qualifiers for 2014 – Read a little about them and what they have to say about their horse, favorite arenas and the people who inspire them the most.
BOTB Qualified Rider – Bert Thompson Out of Byesville Ohio
What is the name of your horse?
RocknRoll Frenchgirl or Queen B as she is called at the barn.
When and Where did you qualify for the BOTB?
The Race was on January and held at Circle G Arena (she also qualified at other arena’s as well on the same horse)
What are the bloodlines of your horse? She is an own DTR of Frenchman’s Guy and out of a DTR of Roll The Cash
Can you name one or more people who inspire your riding? It’s hard to be inspired by one person. You look around and see the 4H kid with so much try and grit to the Professional level of talent, hard work and determination. They are all inspiring! (editors note – great answer)
What is your best memory of you and your horse as a team? Making the World Derby Finals in Okc, Oklahoma
What is your favorite arena and why is it the one you like the most?
Circle G. It’s an arena where a horse must be able to run and turn to clock. It’s a very nice facility!
How long have you had the horse you qualified on?
About a year
Do you have a favorite song you like to hear before you enter the alley way to make a run?
With this particular horse a song called Royales by Lorde. It bring her personality out and references Queen B!
Watch for Bert and RocknRoll Frenchgirl to have the heat turned up when they run up the alley way at the Best of the Best!