2023 Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finalist Anna Callaway

Which horse(s) are you taking to the finals? Bugsy

What is unique about their personality and what are their strengths? How tall are they and what is their weight (thought it would be fun to compare)? She’s very friendly, she likes to back out of the trailer fast! Strengths are she is fast to catch up to calves, very strong leaving the corner. 15.1 hands, weighs 1150

When did you start competing in breakaway? high school rodeo

How long have you been a WPRA member? 11 years

Do you raise your own horses? Or do you purchase? Are you looking for specific bloodlines? Raise and purchase. Bloodlines that have some cow mixed with running bred.

What are your conditioning and workout routines for both you and your horse(s)? Exercise and compete/practice 3-5 times per week.

When you’re headed to the rodeo what do you listen to: inspirational podcasts, music, audio books? music and some podcasts, I like murder mysteries.

Do you have favorite spots to stop at while on the road? BlackIron in Miles City and the Hucks Grill in St. Regis.

Who do you travel with (including pets or companion horses) and in what kind of rig? Joey Williams and Sarah Verhelst and my 3 kids a lot. I have taken my daughters pony along on some hauls that I was by myself for a companion horse. Usually I have a dog as well. Ford pickups and living quarters.

What are your favorite memories/highlights and obstacles you faced getting to the 2023 circuit finals? Taking my kids along and them bringing their ponies and getting to ride around was a lot of fun. Obstacles were just the ups and down of rodeo, scheduling and honestly PROcom haha!

What or who are you thankful for? My entire supportive family, parents, sisters and my horse.

What are your hobbies or other sports you compete in? I like to team rope also.

The Run Down
Rope: King or Striker
Saddle: Martin
Pad: 5 star
Leg Gear: classic equine
Bits: custom Jens Berg
Feed and Supplements (in addition to what, how much you feed daily): Alfalfa/grass hay 2x/day . Equis
complete grain with stride lifeline and gastric pHix supplements 1-2x/day