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Barrel Racer Kristin Yde closes in on first, keeps her eyes on the prize

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Just three months into the 2017 barrel racing season, and Kristin Yde is once again among the top barrel racers on the circuit. She’s keeping her focus on making the finals of the International Professional Roping Association this year.

“I would really love not only to make the finals but to win it. I’m sitting in third place as a rookie right now,” Yde said during a recent interview. “I’ve never joined their association, so by their standards, I’m considered a rookie.”

LVPerformance.com has sponsored Yde for the past year. The “rookie” is the 2016 National Champion Barrel Racer in the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association, the Carousel Farms 1D Champ, and with her horse, Smokin’ Mack Frost, also picked up the 2016 Southern Roping Association Champ and Horse of the Year title.

Her weekends already are looking packed as she travels throughout the southeast to rodeos, eyes on the prize. As of April 3, she’d climbed to the number 2 spot in the IPRA World Standings.

“I pretty much rodeo about 49 weekends every year. But it’s something that has been my dream for 15 years,” she said. “My horse is really good, and he’s really one of a kind. Smack is 14. A lot of people are kind of shocked when they find out how old he is.”

With the heavy summer rodeo season just a few months away, Kristin’s plan is to find the best haul route, hit the best rodeos with the best prizes, and keep Smack in the best condition possible.

“I am obsessed with my BeneFab,” she said. “It’s a mesh and magnetic sheet. It’s got ceramic and magnetic therapy. I also use the Draw It Out liniment after runs and when I’m hauling really heavily.” Kristin, is this name right?

The BeneFab by Sore-No-More Rejuvenate is made up of ceramic nano-particles nd individually pocketed magnets that reduce recovery time, promote blood circulation and increase oxygen flow. Together with the liniment, it creates a non-invasive dual-action therapy to relieve pain and inflammation.

“I was really excited being sponsored by LVPerformance.com because they carry everything under the sun that’s horse-related,” she said. “I love LVPerformance.com not only for the BeneFab but for all the products they carry.”

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