Candy has racing over the barrel

Determined. Persistent. Consistent. These are the words to describe local barrel racer, Candy Michaelis, who is somewhat of an anomaly in the rodeo world.
Candy’s an inspiration for any young girl who dreams of chasing her equestrian dreams, no matter what the discipline.
The Lewiston-based rider has been living and breathing rodeo for as long as she can remember, and 2018 seems to have been her year, with Candy taking home not one, but three Australian titles recently.
Riding her treasured horse, Hustler, a seven-year-old barrel of a quarter horse, the pair was named 2018 Australian Barrel Racing Champion, 2018 Warwick Aggregate Barrel Racing Champion and 2018 Pro Tour Barrel Racing Champion at the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) National Finals in Queensland last month.