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Event in which you compete: Barrel Racing/Equine Clinician, "Performance Horsemanship for Better Barrel Racing"

Hometown: Lockeford, CA, USA

Number of years riding: 40 years as a professional competitor and educator.

Career accomplishments to date: 

  • • Multi National Finals Rodeo Qualifications in Women’s Professional Barrel Racing
  • • National Cowboy and National Cowgirl Halls of Fame Inductee
  • • AQHA Professional Horsewoman
  • • WESA Top hand Award.

 

How you got started in your event: I always loved the Western lifestyle and outdoor activities. I worked at a cattle sales yard. As a young girl my dad took me to the National Finals Rodeo, and when I watched the beautiful horses and talented riders I was hooked on rodeo, roping, and barrel racing.

Favorite Ariat Product: Women’s Legend boot in exotic leather, Ostrich or Caiman. Prefer black, like the natural sole and heel.

Proudest career moment: Qualifying for my second National Finals Rodeo!

Tell us about your first horse:The first horse I actually owned carried me to an Intercollegiate World’s Championship. His name was Uncle. The first horse I trained myself was Seven, and he carried me to three National Finals Rodeo Qualifications.

If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: Sports Broadcaster.

Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My dad was/is my mentor. My idols are Bob Tallman and Hadley Barrett.

Favorite place to travel: Italy, Spain, United States, anywhere – I am always packed and ready to go!

Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: I love cruising anywhere in the world!

Favorite way to unwind outside the barn: Going out to the movies.

Good luck charm: The number seven.