It's not often that we run into someone with as much charisma and maturity as this barrel racing Small Star.
12-year-old Ella Christensen began riding when she was just two years old, and her grandmother is her trainer. She has racked up quite a large number of accomplishments that you can view on her own website here.
During the above video, Ella set a personal record of 16 seconds with her horse Skittles during a competition in Queen Creek -- even though Skittles took off before she was ready!
We gave Ella a microphone so she could tell her own story -- and she stole the show, along with our hearts.