The “Radio” Story with Carley Cervi

Get to know Doda Flit "Radio," and his journey to the NFR with Carley (Richardson) Cervi and changed the course of her barrel racing career.
Carley Cervi and Radio turn a barrel at Cheyenne Frontier Days
Carley and Radio at the Cheyenne Frontier Days. Image by Hubbell Rodeo Photos.

Carley talks about her National Finals Rodeo qualifying partner “Radio,” what made him great, how he came into her life and how he changed the course of her life and career forever. Watch the story of Carley Cervi and Radio on

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“He made a barrel racer out of me. I wasn’t really huge into the barrel racing, and he changed my whole life”

Carley Cervi

About Carley Cervi

While she may be known for her NFR qualifications, from Roggen, Colorado, Carley Cervi is also a skilled horsewoman. She has produced several noteworthy horses, many of them related to her great horse Doda Flit (“Radio”). Two more recent champions of note produced by Cervi include MVP Futurity Champion Flit Six (“Six”) and Prairie Circuit Finals Champion Flit Money. One thing is for sure: Cervi knows how to train great horses.

In her series on, Cervi combines her training expertise, horsemanship skills and incredible knowledge of tack to give members tips and insights they can use in their own training. She covers a wide range of topics from the mindset of a successful rodeo athlete, bits and tack for training and competition, excellent drills for young horses and tune-ups on finished horses. She also works with her futurity hopefuls, giving members an inside look at a typical day in her program.

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