The Breakaway Breakdown: Resistol Rookie Ariana Varischetti Talks Wreck, Australian Rodeo and More

by | Jun 25, 2024 | Breakaway Breakdown

Australian Ariana Varischetti moved to the United States in 2022 to find her footing in the ProRodeo world, leaving behind a lucrative coal mining job to take a run at the Resistol Rookie of the Year breakaway title.

Since then, she’s endured a jaw-dropping truck-and-trailer wreck, struggled with the United States’ rodeo score situations and the financial difficulties many of the ProRodeo family know all too well.

Get to know Ariana Varischetti, who’s currently sittingNo. 9 in the Rookie standings with $5,751.


This episode is brought to you by Riata Buckle and the Buckle Breakaway Bonanza.

The Pink, Ruby and Riata Buckles will combine their breakaway roping efforts into one mega-event for the progeny of stallions across all three programs, doubling the number of available horses and doubling the payout for fall 2024. This collaboration will guarantee a $200,000 purse, with a $50,000 guarantee for 5-and-under breakaway horses. These changes will make this contest one of the largest in the world, if not the largest breakaway purse offered this season.

The Riata Buckle Breakaway is a singles division event, women contestants only. Entry fees are $800 per entry. Entries close September 1st.


• Horses may be any age offspring from nominated Riata Buckle, Ruby Buckle and Pink Buckle horses.

• Futurity incentive age is 5YO and younger. The 5YO Futurity is an incentive within the roping. The All-Age and 5YO Futurity incentive run together. Ropers entered in the Futurity rope for the incentive pot, and additionally may DOUBLE DIP the All-Age short round.

• Ropers may enter twice as all-age and once as Futurity, or twice as Futurity and once All-Age.


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