Sherry Cervi made history Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Rodeo Houston sweeping her Super Series, pocketing $9,000, and surpassing the $3 million dollar lifetime earnings milestone in Women’s Professional Rodeo on everyone’s favorite palomino mare, Stingray. This achievement officially makes her the winningest cowgirl in the history of the sport of barrel racing.
Cervi is no stranger to breaking records. In 2010 she surpassed the $2 million mark breaking Charmayne James earnings record of $1,842,506. We asked Sherry how it felt exceeding $3 million in earnings,
“This is really special to me because of where it happened, and because I was riding Stingray. I was close enough to it in 2015 that it could have happened at the NFR or any other rodeo. Rodeo Houston has always been special to me, so for Stingray and I to accomplish this at this point in our careers means a lot.”
Sherry Cervi credits much of her success to the horses she competed on. She feels very fortunate to have rode greats such as Troubles, Tinman, Hawk, Dinero, and of course Stingray, to name a few. Sherry is a four time WPRA World Champion, qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 18 times, (only one trip away from tying the most qualifications record of 19), and she also held a previous arena record at the Thomas and Mack. However, she shared with us that she says last night’s run at NRG Stadium is one of the greatest moments in her career.
Sherry has competed in every sector of the barrel racing world, and has experienced as many obstacles as accomplishments shared,
“I’ve learned to never take the horses you have for granted because this sport is very humbling. I believe every horse has so many runs they can give you. I cherish every run; I try to make the most of every run. Never waste them, because you never know when they may run out.”
She acknowledges her parents and family for her success as well as great friends and sponsors for helping to get her to this point of her career. Classic Equine has been a proud sponsor of Sherry since 2003.