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Tiany Schuster WNFR 2017

By March sixth of this year, Tiany Schuster had won more money than any WPRA barrel racer had in that amount of time. She had won $72,637 after just 22 rodeos; before Houston. In July she won the Calgary Stampede and had set a new arena record. Schuster won money at 62 rodeos of the 95 she entered for a grand total of $250,377.56 and is your number one cowgirl headed to Las Vegas for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Shuster will be bringing with her Showmance (by First Smart Money, out of a Hold On To The Cash mare),  JSYK Im Famous “J.R.” (by Famous JR, out of a Firewater Flit mare), Firen For Jack “Facebook Jack” (by Zanton Firewater, out of a Two Eyed Siemon mare) and Bahama Bully (by Bully Bullion, out of a Tiny’s Gay mare.)

What are your main mounts quirks?
Show Mance is a very stoic gentle horse until you get on him… and the he is SHOW PRANCE LOL!!! JSYK is the KING of the place.

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I don’t really have a favorite. I love Fort Worth and Calgary Stampede was such a huge win for us, so of course I am a little partial to it.

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
Benette Little told me once… to just watch where you are going. (Advice given at San Antonio when asked if she had any last minute tips bc I had never ran tbthere before).

If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
I would do just as I have done. Clinics with Lynn McKenzie set a good solid foundation for my riding.

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
Being out front and trying to stay ahead.




We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
Naw…. I just think to myself I am at Wal-Mart pushing my cart… looking for chocolate and ice cream.

Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program?
I rely on top notch performance vets such as Dr Don Lee with Double X Equine, Animal Imaging and Outlaw Equine, and Dr Honnas with Texas Equine.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of confirmation do your prospects absolutely must have?
They have to be pretty bad off for me to go eeeehhhh no thanks. No club feet. Good hip. BIG is my preference on size.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
Got to do something about the ground. They do in Quebec. They drag before barrels. Why can they not do that here. A sponsorship will pay for the whole 3 mins it takes. Just does not make sense to me.

Photo from Tiany**




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Stevi Hillman WNFR 2017

Headed to her second consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in second position is Stevi Hillman of Weatherford, Texas, who won $185,952.39 this year after running at 96 rodeos. She beat her seasonal earnings from last year by $81,310, after running at the exact same amount of rodeos. Hillman is headed to the finals $64,426 behind the number one cowgirl, Tiany Schuster, and is ahead of number three cowgirl Nellie Miller by $55,416.

Stevi will be bringing Cuatro Fame, aka. Truck, a bay gelding who is by Dash Ta Fame and out of a Streakin Six mare, and the five year old sensation, MCM Imasharpguy aka. Sharpie, a grey gelding by A Sharp Frenchman, and out of a Martha Six Moons mare, who has had everyone watching closely all year.

What kind of quirks do your horses have?
Sharpie is so funny, he’s super confident in himself and more on the cocky side, and can be a jerk often. People think bc he has the cutest head and big eyes, he’s all cute and sweet lol but little do they know, he can be a handful. Truck is a big puppy dog so that makes him a handful as well. He tends to get in your space too much and doesn’t realize how big he is. They are a lot of work together!

We got to talk about Truck last year, so tell us about Sharpie, how would you describe his style?
His style is really challenging to ride. He is so quick on his feet and can go full throttle and stop without warning. You really have to ride the outside stirrup and his neck when running. He gets flat in his ribs often. So I have to really be sharp and on point as his jockey.

Tell us how it feels to have won Cheyenne with the fastest time of the rodeo (17.33) and to hold the new arena record in Fort Worth, but accomplished on Sharpie!
Winning Cheyenne was a dream come true, what a rodeo to win and on a 5 year old.. it was an amazing unforgettable moment for sure. To hold the arena record at Fort Worth Stockyards is pretty cool, that rodeo is so old with history and millions of horses run there, so what an honor to now hold that record. He just amazes me!

What was your favorite rodeo this year and why?
I would have to say Calgary, because the tradition there is so cool. It is so different and they take such great are of you and treat you wonderful. And because I’ve always wanted to run there.
It’s a toss up with winning Cheyenne also, because Cheyenne, is Cheyenne lol

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
To remember it’s an endurance race and to focus on one run at a time, and remember that rodeo, and barrel racing do not define who you are, it’s what you do. If you don’t win , you friends and family at home still love you and life still goes on.




If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
Ashley Schafer, I just look up to her as a horse woman and an awesome woman of God. I love her training style and her lifestyle, meaning… it’s obvious what’s important to her
If I were just starting out, I would do what I did and ride under as many people as I could to get better at horsemanship, cutters, reiners, etc. I truly believe that helped me more than anything.

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
Changing lives… and knowing this is right where God has me for not only one purpose. And having a passion for what I do helps keep it alive for sure.

We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
Ty has helped me through the years develops my mental strategies, which differ on different horses. But my job as the jockey is to stay focused on what I do have control over. Letting my mind get outside of that can cause stress. I watch and listen to certain videos for me. Being confidence in yourself is key, and confidence not pride.
I don’t get nervous anymore, I’ll get anxious sometimes, just because I’m ready and excited to make a run lol but breathing is important and keeping your mind in check with what your focus is.
Sometimes I just need to laugh and relax and not get too intense.

Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program?
I never ignore an ‘off’ feeling, it is so very important to know what’s normal and not normal with your horse. Be so I tuned with them, that you know when something isn’t right. I usually go straight to Josh at Outlaw Equine first, obviously depending on what is ‘off’.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of conformation do your prospects absolutely must have?
I personally don’t like a short compact horse, and a short stride. I don’t like one that doesn’t cinch deep. I really like a long underline and one that will reach and stride out. Im big on their eye, gotta have a good eye. And…You can’t measure their heart but that’s probably the #1 thing they have to have, is ‘try’ and a big heart.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
I love how it feels like a big family. But like any other sport or organization, there are always things that can be improved.
I would love to see ambitious and passionate people about our industry, in the higher seats. Not saying they aren’t, but I pray that for our industry often. People that truly care about it and not just the money.

Photos submitted by Stevi*




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Kathy Grimes WNFR 2017

Veterinarian Kathy Grimes of Medical Lake, WA pocketed $111,785.38 after just 45 rodeos this year, and is off to take on the Thomas and Mack this December as your number six cowgirl. She will be bringing KG Justiceweexpected- Issy- 10 year old mare by Judge Cash out of Do It For Beau and KG Blazin Nine-Oh- Ruby-7 yr old mare by Blazin Jetolena out of Do It For Beau.

What are your main mounts quirks?
Issy sees a gate and likes to go- we tend to avoid side gate entries if possible!

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
It was my first time at Houston and I was amazed at how well they treated the contestants!

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
Just keep going!




If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
There are lots of great trainers to chose from these days! With technology/social media there is lots of great info available!

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
We had a great winter winning 80K by the end of Houston so I didn’t have to haul too hard over the summer which was really nice!

We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
Mental toughness is definitely something I have to work on- everything is easy when you are winning but the hard part is keeping a positive attitude when things aren’t going your way. I have confidence in my horses and I try not to be the weak link!

As a veterinarian, what therapies do you include in your program to keep your horses feeling and competing at their very best?
Balanced nutrition and exercise! Adequan for joint support and a flexineb for respiratory support.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of confirmation do your prospects absolutely must have?
Good balance is important for soundness and I like a narrow angle in the hip- increases their speed.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
Improve safety measures in the arena- whether it be the ground or gate/alleyway area.

Kathy would like to thank her sponsors LMFFeeds, Best Ever Pads, and Nine-Oh Barrel Horses.

Photos submitted by Kathy*




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Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi WNFR 2017

The number ten cowgirl is no stranger to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi of Victoria, Texas raked in $92,929.57 after 95 rodeos in the 2017 season. She will be packing Steele Magnolias (By Magnolia Bar Jet, out of a Roan Bar Eighty mare), Freckles ta Fame (By Dash Ta Fame, out of a Frenchmans Guy mare), and Ima Super Fly Guy (By Frenchmans Guy, out of a Streakin Six mare) with her to Las Vegas this December.

What are your main mounts quirks?
Steeley is very stand offish and she is all business. She doesn’t really care if other horses are around and she can be hard to catch if she doesn’t want to be caught.

What was your favorite rodeo this year and why?
I would have to say that my favorite rodeo was Prescott this year because I won so much there.

What is the best piece of advice you could give regarding barrel racing?
My best advice would be to always seek advice. You never stop learning and you can learn something from everyone. I also think that you need to get a game plan and stick with it. Its hard to be a winner without constancy.




If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
If I was starting out I would try to work for some one instead of going to clinics. I would want to get first hand experience day in and day out. There is so much involved with training horses and rodeo that you cant learn it all in clinic.

We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo and at the futurities? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
I don’t really have a pre run routine but I am very organized and prepared when I show up to an event and I think that gives me confidence and a mental edge.

Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program?
I immediately call Dr. Marty Tanner and we come up with a game plan. I always try to find the problem before I go any further with riding or training so I don’t create an even bigger problem. I like to use a lot magnets and ice when it comes to taking care of legs.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of conformation do your prospects absolutely must have?
I don’t really shop because we have about 15 babies born every year on the place. I just ride what I don’t sell and I have seen a lot of horses that have been overlooked because of conformation issues that have gone on to do amazing things.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better barrel racing as a sport?
I think every barrel racers dream would be to see the ground improved at the rodeos. It has gotten a lot better over the years and committees are really trying but they have a hard time keeping it consistent through out the rodeo.

This isn’t your first time headed to Vegas, what is your most memorable WNFR moment from the past, and what are you most excited for this time?
I think the 2009 NFR was the best for me. Duke was amazing for 10 rounds and we left with a gold buckle and lots of money. I am super excited to be back and just going to enjoy every moment.

Photo from Pozzis Facebook**




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Tillar Murray WNFR 2017

Headed to the National Finals Rodeo in the number twelve position is Tillar Murray, hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, after 91 rodeos and $86,019.79 won. She will be bringing three sorrels with her; Dirty Dan Stinson (“Dirty Dan” by Eddie Stinson out of a Easy Lano mare, 6 years old), Lil Gracie’s Dude (“Tic Tac” by Smart Lil Crimson out of a Buster Welch mare, 17 years old), and Royal Star Commander (“Commander” by AR Star and a Royal Go Go mare, 9 years old) with her to Vegas.

What are your main mounts quirks?
All three have pretty different styles. Although Dirty Dan tends to be really ratey, he has only competed in a handful of small arenas and tends to be a little freer running when he runs consecutively in the same pen. Commander is pretty unpredictable and can be really spooky so the Thomas and Mack may be a little overwhelming for him, but he is so fast that he makes up for his mistakes. Tic Tac is by far my most consistent horse and the one I have known for the longest. I have had Tic Tac since middle school so I have had many experiences running him in all types of pens and different set ups.

What was your favorite rodeo this year and why?
Helldorado Days in Las Vegas – it was my first rodeo win of the season and one of my very first rodeos to compete in on Dirty Dan. It was after that win I really knew he was special.

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
Every person goes through difficult and losing times. It is not how quickly you get through the hard times but what you learn from the hard times. Keep working hard in the down times and prepare yourself to do your best when the opportunities arise and the good times come around.




If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with? 
I have trained with the Wright family for over 10 years now. There is nobody else that I would rather train with. I thought the world of Ed Wright and think the same of Martha Wright. I love how Martha puts so much focus on horsemanship and always puts the horses first. Martha never pushes a horse too fast or takes a chance of jeopardizing the horse’s long term well being, which is so important to me and I have come to fully appreciate. I feel so fortunate to have had the Wright family alongside me every step of the way for so many years.

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
The little, stubborn, persistent kid in me that has been dreaming about running down the Thomas & Mack for as long as I can remember.

Photo by Allison Ballinger

We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
Ed Wright always used to tell me it’s just you and the horse and nothing anyone else says or does matters. It was such a simple statement I didn’t really fully understand when he said it and probably still do not fully practice. However, each time before I go in I just try to think of it as another practice run. Each run I just focus on helping my horse and preparing him for the next run. I’ve found that when I make each run more about my horse and less about me, it takes the pressure off of trying to win.

Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program? 
If I am on the road, I start by using my equivibe blanket, icing their legs, and lasering them. If they still do not feel their best, I take them to our vet or chiropractor, depending on the issue.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of confirmation do your prospects absolutely must have?
Honestly, I just ask Martha Wright. I do not know near enough about conformation to make a judgment I would trust.

Photos submitted by Tillar*




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Ivy Conrado WNFR 2017

Returning for her second consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is Ivy Conrado of Hudson, Colorado, after cashing in $78,180.90 at 88 rodeos in the 2017 season. She will be bringing CF Tibbie Stinson aka Tibby (by Eddie Stinson, out of a Del Puerto Bill mare), KN Fabs Gift of Fame aka JLo (by Frenchmans Fabulous, out of a Dash Ta Fame mare) and Fames To Blame aka Famey (by Lions Share of Fame, out of a Frenchmans Guy mare)

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
Rodeo Houston! I didn’t get to go to Calgary this year but I do love Calgary! Both rodeos take great care of the contestants— other rodeos should take notes!!

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
To have a short memory!

If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
That’s a great question! I’m not really sure. Lisa Lockhart’s horsemanship & patience is unbelievable. She teams up with her horses instead of stepping on and demanding. I’d love to ride with Jordon Briggs! I am of course bias to my dads horsemanship & Jimmie Munroe’s.

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
Well rodeo is my job & the only way you can really make money is at the NFR. It’s your “bonus” for the year, so to keep my dream alive of being able to do this I have to make the “bonus round” which is the NFR!




We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
I was struggling this year and I was at a jackpot in Cresson, Tx. Molli Montgomery was in the holding pen & we were just vaguely talking about my struggles. She told me to get the book The Inner Game of Tennis. So I did! Now, whenever I am struggling, I will go back & listen to my favorite chapters to get back to the correct winning state of mind.

Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program?
I usually have a spaz attack and call Marty Tanner, Kelly Tisher & Reese Hand. I’ll do whatever they tell me depending on what’s going on. I have Ice Boots, a Responds System Blanket & will use a P3 whenever I can get my hands on one.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of conformation do your prospects absolutely must have?
For rodeo horses I absolutely won’t touch anything with long pasterns. They won’t last with the rodeo ground conditions. I have to have a low hock that is underneath of them so that they never “fish tail” because that is also a recipe for disaster on not so perfect ground. Horses that are naturally up underneath of themselves & I have found that horses high in their withers, maybe even a little higher in their withers than their hind end, stay underneath themselves. Good bone density is a must have as well!

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
As far as I’m concerned my aspirations are in the WPRA. I would love to see the structure of the WPRA board be slightly changed just so we can get more done as an association. Also seeking out better policies for the current drugs rules & presenting them as the WPRA’s own set of rules to the limited rodeos committees so that there is a difference in fines & strikes between the use of banamine/bute versus actual harmful drugs to our equine athletes. I would love to see PROCOM be updated & maybe even become online! I really just want to see the WPRA & the PRCA move forward instead of running in place!

Photos submitted by Ivy*




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Kellie Collier WNFR 2017

Kellie Collier just came from the Canadian Finals Rodeo, finishing tenth in the standings after $25,921.03 won in the 2017 season on her horse Muffin.

Collier is headed to Vegas in 13th position with $83,337.95 won after 99 rodeos, and will be running LoLo (Streakin Easy April, by Streak of Fling out of a Doc O Dynamite mare, Easy April Lena)

I had chatted with Kellie a bit heading into the CFR. To read about her CPRA season, and her horses, click here.

What are you most looking forward to in Las Vegas?
I am of course looking forward to running down the alley in the Thomas and Mack. It’s been a life long dream and goal, and I can’t wait to experience that adrenaline rush.

What was your most memorable moment on the road in 2017? 
There were a lot of ups and downs on the road this year. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. But my most memorable moment would probably have to either be winning Denver or winning Stephenville (which punched my ticket to the NFR).




What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
The best advice I have ever been given is, that you have to learn how to lose before you can win. Another very important piece of advice I have been given is, if you do good or bad your still headed to the next one.

If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
I honestly believe I have grown up with one of the best coaches and mentors some one could ask for and that’s my mom Kathleen. She taught me a lot. On the other hand there is some very respectable people out here on the road that have helped me along the way. Too many to name, but amazing amazing people. Also, if I could give any advice to someone looking for mentors, just ask questions and don’t be afraid to talk to the ones that have been there and done that!!

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of conformation do your prospects absolutely must have?
My three horses are all different in conformation. So to me, conformation is different in every style of barrel racing. I wish I could look into a horses heart and tell if they wanted it and love it as much as I do.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
I believe that everyone is doing a very good job of keeping horses and athletes safe to the best of their ability. And to see the try in the committees this year is outstanding.

Kellie would like to thank her sponsors, Top of Texas, ASCO, Tireworks, CSI saddle pads, Biome, Professional choice, Panhandle/RockandRoll Denim, JW Brooks Custom Hat Company, MVP Supplements, and Mobile Veterinarian Practice.

Photo submitted by Kellie*




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Taci Bettis WNFR 2017

The 2017 Rookie of the Year is coming into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 8th position, after $97,023.14 at 71 rodeos.

Taci Bettis of Round Top, Texas is a two time AQHA World Champion in the Amateur barrel racing, and has certainly proved herself to be a champion this year in the WPRA, keeping up with the best in the Womens Professional Rodeo Association. Taci has been featured on Racers Edge on RFD-TV, and the preview gives me goosebumps.

Bettis will be packing Bogie is a Smash “Smash” by Bogie Biankus out of a Remember Smash mare, Bogies French Bug “Bugs” by Frenchmans Bogie, and LK Sheza Hayday “Ziva” by PC Frenchmans Hayday, out of a Pie in the Sky mare, with her to Las Vegas this December.

What are your main mounts quirks?
Smash is a bit needy, he has to have a buddy he is familiar with when we are on the road.

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I would say Reno because It really got my season going. That was our first big breakthrough and kicked everything off.

What has been the best advice you’ve been given regarding barrel racing or rodeo?
There is no substitute for hard work in barrel racing/rodeo. If you put the work in and stay committed, it will pay off.

If you were just starting out now, who would you train under, what clinics would you be taking? Who do your morals line up with?
I have a great coach, mentor, hauling partner, and friend in Tammy Fischer. She knows how to push people to get the best out of them and she is a big player in why I am where I am today. From starting colts to seasoning barrel Horses, she has done It all and has had a lot of success.

With all the miles made, what kept the WNFR dream alive for you?
The WNFR has always been a dream but I was really out there this summer to take it all in. I tried to treat it one week at a time and fortunately I had some great weeks this season. it gets hard being away from home for so long but as the season came closer to an end, the dream looked more like a reality and here we are, packing to go run at the Thomas & Mack.

We all know that being competitive takes mental strength. What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo? Do you do anything before a run to keep your nerves in check?
Drink… A lot… just kidding. But seriously, the sport of rodeo is very humbling and you MUST be strong mentally. There is no guaranteed money like in other professional sports, there are no days off, we have to compete and win to get paid, bottom line. When you have those kind of stakes at play, the pressure can feel overbearing at times. But we breathe, talk to our family, friends and mentors, and we realize that we are living the dream, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world.




Under your program, what do you do when a horse feels off to you? Who/what therapies do you include in your program?
I think it’s important to know how your horse feels so you can catch the little things before they become much more serious. If it’s something I feel needs attention I’m usually on the phone with my vet for a consultation.

When shopping, what areas of conformation turn you off? What points of conformation do your prospects absolutely must have?
I seem to always pick ranchy looking horses. Honestly, I don’t look hard at much, I ride them and if I like the way they move and feel then I give them a shot.

What would you like to see be done in the industry to better rodeo as a sport?
I think there is a lot we can do as an association. I think the PRCA/WPRA have done a great job in growing the sport to what it is today, but I genuinely feel that there is a lot more ground to gain moving forward. We have some of the best, most humble, good hearted, genuinely pure athletes in the world in our sport and I’m excited to be a part of helping to gain exposure to the world for my fellow athletes.

Photos from Taci’s Facebook*




Arena Chatter

Top 15 in the WPRA Headed to Las Vegas

This is the UNOFFICIAL list of the top 15 barrel racers in the WPRA who should be heading to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas, thanks to Miles McNarland, who keeps tabs on this all year long! As official results come in from the WPRA, I will update this post!

The number one cowgirl, Tiany Schuster and her horse Showmance, are ahead of Stevi Hillman who is occupying second position by $65,319, unofficially. The next closest by money won in the rough stock and timed events is bull riding sensation Sage Kimzey, who has won $234,136.27 in his 2017 season, then Tuf Cooper with $211,927.32.

Canada will be sending 9 of their best south of the border for finals, including Jordan Hansen, Tanner Milan, Scott Guenther, Jake Vold, Orin Ellis, Clay Elliot, Zeke Thurston, Layton Green, and Jeremy Buhler who will not be competing with his roping partner Levi Simpson as Simpson fell into the crying hole. Buhler will be roping with Tom Richards. Thanks to Ted Stovin with Everything Cowboy for the update. To learn more, check out his story here.

1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $250,016.98 90
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $177,791.92 92
3 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $130,536.75 46
4 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $120,852.11 50
5 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $115,162.81 24
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $111,785.38 45
7 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $97,778.87 66
8 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $93,438.32 57
9 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $93,222.32 66
10 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $91,376.73 74
11 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $86,019.79 88
12 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $83,741.30 90
13 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $83,342.23 96
14 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $77,490.74 83
15 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $73,819.70 58


16 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $73,015.80 76
17 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $71,704.09 79
18 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $70,654.26 92
19 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $68,758.99 96
20 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $62,607.25 86

Arena Chatter Whats Happening

Current W.P.R.A World Standings as of July 26th

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- I know I just did a world standings post after the Calgary Stampede, but another huge paying rodeo was on this weekend and shifted the standings yet again. Of course this will continue to happen right ’til the last rodeo of the season, but this is important.

Hailey Kinsel, the same college student who won RFD-TV’s The American this past February for 1/3 of a MILLION dollars on her 5 year old mare named Sister who is by Dinero aka PC Frenchmans Hayday, oh, and also won a College National Finals Rodeo title, won The Days of ’47 rodeo this past weekend, which paid $50,000 to first, plus the qualifying rounds, which send Kinsel from sitting in the 20’s, maybe it was even the 30’s, up to 7th spot with $92,812.19 after 47 rodeos attended. HOW EXCITING!!

The silver medalist, Kellie Tovar moved to 22nd and bronze medalist Lisa Lockhart moved to 9th position in the world rodeo standings.

Canadians Kirsty White and Carman Pozzobon are 32nd and 33rd respectively!

OH, and Tiany Schuster has almost a $100,000 ($97,961.10) lead over second place cowgirl, Stevi Hillman. No big deal..

Excited to watch how the standings play out the remainder of this season! Will we see Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi make a return to the bright lights of Vegas and finally get to watch the record setting Mona run at the T&M? Will Sydni Blanchard make it back? Will Amberleigh and Paige run again and break the arena record this year? I cannot wait to find out!


Standings courtesy of the WPRA–>

1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $229,279.82 63
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $131,318.53 62
3 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $115,201.07 20
4 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $112,500.60 34
5 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $106,751.81 37
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $99,804.79 28
7 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $92,812.19 47
8 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $73,451.97 55
9 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $67,642.11 34
10 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $66,189.48 45
11 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $63,453.31 48
12 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $61,404.53 56
13 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX$54,318.68 53
14 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $51,730.41 34
15 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $51,629.15 52
16 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $51,334.25 44
17 Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, TX $49,212.45 56
18 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $48,826.05 48
19 Taylor Langdon Aubrey, TX $45,574.64 45
20 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX$45,074.60 38
21 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $43,848.12 37
22 Kelly Tovar Rockdale, TX $42,469.18 45
23 Cayla Small Bokchito, OK $40,261.91 41
24 Sabra O’Quinn (G) Ocala, FL $39,791.37 42
25 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $39,447.93 61
26 Sidney Forrest Lipan, TX $36,145.34 52
27 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $36,102.27 50
28 Carmel Wright Roy, MT $35,699.73 48
29 Ericka Nelson Century, FL $35,366.56 60
30 Christine Laughlin Pueblo, CO$33,303.02 41
31 Jordan Moore Mauston, WI $33,000.69 47
32 Kirsty White Maricopa, AZ $32,432.23 22
33 Carman Pozzobon Aldergrove, BC $32,229.10 21
34 Shelby Janssen Coleman, OK $32,033.10 63
35 Tracy Nowlin Nowata, OK $31,892.57 34
36 Sammi Bessert Grand Junction , CO$29,785.80 27
37 Kim Schulze Larkspur, CO $28,842.32 31
38 Nicole Laurence Cresson, TX $28,456.15 48
39 Jane Melby Bokchito, OK $28,263.78 47
40 Laura Kennedy Quitman, AR $28,129.91 59
41 Michele McLeod Whitesboro, TX $28,100.88 62
42 Jaime Hinton Bulverde, TX $27,082.05 38
43 Mary Walker (G) Ennis, TX $26,282.39 39
44 Lori Todd Willcox, AZ $26,104.94 24
45 Jana Griemsman Piedmont, SD $25,818.53 25
46 Fallon Taylor Collinsville, TX $25,687.64 16
47 Nikki Hansen Dickinson, ND $24,157.40 25
48 Jessica Telford Caldwell, ID $23,682.42 37
49 Trula Churchill Valentine, NE $23,537.05 37
50 Brooke Rix Skidmore, TX $23,230.16 34

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