Event in which you compete: Reining
Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ, USA
Number of years riding: 39 years
Career accomplishments to date:
- 2007 NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City Intermediate and Reserve Champion in the Open
- Earnings of nearly $300,000
- 7th place 2010 NRBC Open Derby.
- 3rd place 2009 Las Vegas Derby.
- Top 10 2009 NRHA Open Derby.
- 2009 NRBC Open Derby finalist.
- 2008 Open Derby finalist.
- 6th place 2008 AQHA World Show Junior Reining.
How you got started in your event: I rode my first reining horse in Germany and I just fell in love with it.
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: Three years
Favorite Ariat product (by name): Latigo-Ostrich Boots
Proudest career moment: 2007 NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City – Intermediate and Reserve Champion in the Open.
Tell us about your first horse: A pony named Candy. She would pull us around on a hood of a car in the snow. And when we rode her she would try and rub us off on the barn.
You ride because: I love horses. I love the connection I have with the horses.
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: I have no idea. I have tried to think of it numerous times.
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My sister Shelly.
Favorite place to travel: Hawaii.
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: I think chocolate and cheese are the two main food groups.
Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: Dancing.
Good luck charm: I don’t have one. I believe in hard work and perseverance.