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.