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.
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: 17 – 18 Years, or the number of years Ariat has been in business. I wore the original lace-ups!
Favorite Ariat product (by name): 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 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 of the barn: Going out to the movies.
Good luck charm: The number seven.