Hello! I’m Amber Egger, I like to think of myself as a little bit of an underdog in the world of professional barrel racing. I say this because I didn’t have any “inside” help or connections into the rodeo family. Deciding to break into this world and put myself out there to compete against the top girls in the industry has been very intimidating! If anything, I should have been an aviator to follow family tradition. I think I can relate to that fearful thought that everyone who has competed and worked his or her way up the divisions feels. “I’m not good enough, who am I to compare myself to this level!?” I am here to encourage everyone out there that feels this way to give it your all and pursue your dream. I am a huge believer in working hard for what you want. The truth is, this dream of becoming a professional barrel racer shouldn’t be easy, nothing handed to you is ever worth it. My journey here took a lot of hours in the saddle, training my amazing teammate Ember and myself. I was blessed to have found my horse on a whim. I purchased her low dollar as a reject cutter. She had no clue what a barrel was meant for or why she needed to circle around it. But she has always made sure it never touched her. It only took one ride to feel the connection and possibilities underneath me. The decision to get her was definitely one of those “meant to be” scenarios. That is one of the most important things to me, having that connection with this amazing animal, and building a career out of our teamwork. Ember is truly a one-person type of horse and I believe that is what makes us fierce competition. So I want to take the time to thank you for your support throughout our journey this coming year and Ember and I promise to hold up the value of character this amazing sport reflects.