Thanks to a dominating performance by her son, Famous Kickin Jo, at the 2014 Barrel Futurities of America World Championship Futurity, Kickin Jo took home Broodmare of the Year honors from Future Fortunes, Inc.
Bred by Dick Wilkerson of Meeker, Oklahoma, Kickin Jo is owned by Terrie Van Volkenburgh and J. Trentman of Aurora, Indiana; the 1996 bay solid mare is by Kickin Country and out of Simba Jo. Following four starts on the track and earning $184, Kickin Jo enjoyed a successful barrel racing futurity career before being retired to broodmare duty.
The dam of four, her offspring include Famous Kickin Jo, a 2010 bay solid gelding by Famous Jr (QH); he recently won the Future Fortunes average at the BFA World Championship and placed second overall in the BFA Futurity, taking home more than $30,000 for his wins. Kickin Jo also has a 2009 bay solid filly, Famous Jo, by Famous Jr; Kickinthebhrouttaya, a 2012 sorrel overo filly by BHR Frenchies Sox (QH); and a 2013 sorrel solid filly by BHR Frenchies Sox.
“She won the Congress barrel sweepstakes in as a 4- or 5-year-old. She did really well her futurity year; she had some stifle issues, so we turned her into a broodmare,” Terrie said. “We also have a weanling that is a Firewater On The Rocks, and this year, we did an embryo with a Dash Ta Fame breeding. She’s 18, so we’re going to pull some more embryos out of her. We’ve been very lucky with her.”
To win the Future Fortunes Broodmare of the Year title, Famous Jo tallied $2,028 from three events, all by Famous Kickin Jo. Following are the 2014 Broodmare of the Year results:
1. Kickin Jo T. Van Volkenburg & J.Trentman
2. Junior Country Girl Karma Loftin
3. Rips Rocket Queen Mary Pennington
4. In Pursuit Of Passion Freespirit Farms Inc
5. Sagebrush Martha Al Childs
6. Pie Sky Promises Dorothy Charette
7. Hum Dot Com Kenny Nichols
8. BB Royalty Reigns Barbee Beer
9. Sun Crusade Travis & Amy Lantis
10. Mistys Dash Of Fame Kenny Nichols
Trophy photo: Courtesy Terrie Van Volkenburgh
Kickin Jo photo: APHA File Photo
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