Kelsey Lutjen


Kelsey Lutjen
2012 NHSRA Goat Tying Champion
2012 Reserve AQHA Horse of the Year, Frenchmans Fabulous

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  • Tell us about your main mount(s).

My main mount is Frenchman’s Fabulous, Kenny Nichols stud! He is a 14 year old stud by Frenchman’s Guy and out of the great mare, Casey’s Charm. He is my main breakaway, goat tying, and head horse. We also run barrels on him. He is absolutely wonderful and I am so blessed to get to ride him. He is very honest and acts like a gelding.

  • How did you get into rodeo?

My mom was into it and I just grew up around it! I don’t think I had a choice but to be a cowgirl, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

  • Who are your idols?

Sherry Cervi for sure, but her sister Jolynn and niece Patsy have been amazing. They have helped me with every event and taught me how to be a winner and train to win. They tell me to trust in my training and go do my job! I think they are a great family and always out to help me! I love them!

  • What has been your best memory so far?

I think this national title is the best! I won it in Jr High but to win it again is great. I think it is difficult to repeat because sometimes people think you had a good year but may not be able to do it again. I went thru knee trouble after I won the first title and have since gotten thru that and was able to do it again which was something I didn’t think was possible because I lost a lot of confidence! Also winning reserve horse of the year for Fab was great, he deserves it because he is a wonder horse, he has done so much for me and glad he gets the recognition he deserves!

  • What do you like most about feeding SLH?

I love it is all natural. It is a great product and keeps my horses looking amazing through all the stress and hauling I do. Every horse in my barn is on #18 Joint Support, #24 Immune Support, and #29 LCR. My horses love their Silver Lining, it helps Fab be the wonder horse!

  • What do you like to do for fun outside of the arena?

Good question, this is my life! Mom and I like going to get pedicures every once in a while!

  • What is your favorite movie?

I really like Fools Gold! I also really like the race horse movies like Secretariat, Ruffian, and Phar Lap.

  • What is your favorite food?

I am a big pizza fan! I will eat it any day!

  • What super power would you like to have?

I would like to be able to tell the future!

  • What was it like to win the goat tying at the NHSFR?

It was amazing. I came into the short round in 8th place, tied my goat and was 8.1. I watched my best friend and my horse that came back fourth (and ended up winning second behind me, he is also a silver lining horse) and knew I was still winning it with 3 girls to go! It was the longest three goat tiers I have ever sat through, but it was very exciting and a fairy tale ending to my high school career!