Written by: Siri Stevens< Back to Articles
Justin Briggs and Streakin Disco were champion headers in the #15 at the World Series of Team Roping at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas, in March. He is headed to the Finale in Las Vegas in December thanks to the mare from Fulton Family Performance Horses. “Streakin Disco has been my main horse since January – she’s all I’ve got – and it’s been good. She’s got a lot of speed and it makes things easy for me,” said the farrier and horse trainer from Chilton, Texas, 20 minutes south of Waco.
Justin grew up in Florida, roping his way through the junior rodeo rank. He continued roping in Texas and went to college at Clarendon for two years, and Tarleton for 2 years. He met and married his wife thanks to college rodeo. Jordan Peterson, daughter of 4x WNFR barrel racer, Kristie Peterson, married Justin in 2010 and the couple spends every day, all day together.
Streakin Disco started out as a barrel racing futurity mare, and came to the Briggs place and switched jobs. “I ranched on her for a while and then started heeling on her and then went to heading on her, and started hauling her and I’ve won some great money on her. She has a full sister that the McClouds are running – there are only two of them.”
Jordan and Justin spend their days riding any one of their 15 horses. Justin switched from shoeing horses for the public to shoeing their horses and training. “We raise about three colts a year, and have three or four of every age up to five years old. Everything is ours.”
Streakin Disco is seven, and the oldest one on the place. The couple’s routine is simple – they get up, feed, ride, and ride some more. “We switch off jobs for the horses – they all need something else to do, so I rope on the barrel horses and she barrel races on the rope horses.”
“We sell the futurity horses; the four and five year olds. After they are five, we market them and most of the people that buy them are for junior girls. They like our horses because we do more than one thing on them.”Jordan was a 2009 WNFR qualifier and that experience helped shape the program they have today. “I was the support for her run for Vegas; I hung out and supported what she was doing. I traveled with her that year. It was the last year I was in college and when we left the college finals, we left for the summer rodeos and never went home. I went with her and helped her. I’d never gone to a lot of those places in the northwest and that was my first time in Vegas,” said Justin of the year. “I am looking forward to going back this year and roping on Streakin Disco.”