Barbara Bouchard

Where are you from?

  • I come from St-Gabriel-Lalemant, Quebec.

How long have you been riding?

  • I’ve been riding since I was 10.

Why did you start riding?

  • I started riding because I have a great passion for horses.

Where did you specialize?

  • I first completed my equine technique in Lapocatière in 2003.
    I went on to spend 5 years in Oklahoma with Cody Sapergia and Duane Latimer.

What makes you so passionate about this sport?

  • My passion for this sport is the precision and the discipline of reining.

How many hours a week do you spend on riding?

  • I spend about 60 hours a week on horseback.

What do you do?

  • I’m a reining horse trainer.

What is your goal in this sport?

  • My long-term goal in this sport is to win the futurity in Oklahoma.

How many years have you been competing?

  • I have been competing since 2002, which means for about 20 years.

Where do you compete?

  • I compete in Canada and the United States.

Do you ever get stressed? If so, what is your best way to manage stress?

  • I am stressed in competition yes. To reduce my stress, I drink a lot of coffee.

What is the top 3 products, tools, objects to always have on hand during competitions?

  • The 3 products I always have on hand are a good fly spray repellent, a good pair of scissors and chewing gum.

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start in the field of competition?

  • The best advice I could give is: "In case of doubt, full gas!"

Do you have a “routine before show”?

  • My routine before show is to first choose my competition kits, make sure
    all my things are ready and drink another coffee.

What is your favorite product from FG Pro Shop?

  • My favorite product is the Excel EQ supplement



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