Mexico’s border riders will be representing Mexico at the world barrel competition
Paulina Luna began riding horses when she was eight years old. She didn’t know that she would be representing Mexico at the world barrel race championship in Brazil in June 2022, when she was eight years old.
“After I rode for one year, they invited to me to take part in a group skirmishes. My first state was about nine-ten years ago. I was there for four years before I moved on to the barrel,” Says the border rider.
Paulina, 16, a member Las Villistas Escaramuza since a very young age. She then put herself fully into barrileadas.
Paulina, who will represent Mexico at the World Championships, has been recognized and acknowledged by the National Bucket Horse Association.
“I practiced both in itself. However, I am more focused upon skirmishes. And I have changed little by little. This is how I didn’t get it. Now, I just focus on the barrel.”
It is not easy to understand how he was able to pass to Brazil. First, Pauline finished second on the Chihuahua state stage behind Carreli Silva. Next, Paulina was honored with the honorary place, while Carelli took second.
“At the state-level, this is very unexpected and very… stressful. But, most importantly, we’re prepared for anything, no matter how difficult it may be. Paulina recalls that we did Very well, and were crowned runner-up. We also made it to the national team.
After winning an optional competition in Panama, the Brazilian border athlete will be competing in Panama at year’s end.
“In the National Competition, this is a very sincere matter, as we played very flat. However, I ran to the First Place in the Final, only his game failed. We won the victory, thank God!
Paulina said, “I dedicate my victory my horse trainer Annabel Mostno may she rest in Peace, my current coach Alejandra Muchno, my family and my father, my colleague. They keep my horse healthy.
-What are your thoughts on Brazil qualifying for the World Cup?
“Very happy, it’s an exciting thing. This is something that I didn’t expect. Although we were prepared, the competition is fierce. We did a great job, however.
Have you ever imagined yourself living in Brazil?
“Well, it isn’t true. Not yet. However, we are practising every day and preparing for the future.