Hillman, Stevi

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2019 Earnings:

2019 World Standings


Born: Oct. 29, 1986
Weatherford, Texas
Joined the WPRA:
Morning Traffic “Martini” (9-year old buckskin mare) Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Dam: Evening Traffic; Guys R A Mystery “Sherlock” (11-old gelding), Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Dam:Disarray; Cuatro Fame "Cuatro or Truck" (13-year old gelding) - Sire: Dash Ta Fame/Dam: Princess Streaks
World Titles:
Wrangler NFR Qualifications:
4 (2016-19)
RNCFR Qualifications:
Will Rogers State University (now Rogers State University) in Claremore, Okla., and Weatherford (Texas) College, degree in Radiology


2019 Highlights

• Entered the Wrangler NFR ranked 6th. Won Rd. 9 at the 2019 Wrangler NFR in a time of 13.53 seconds, the fastest of the 2019 event.
• Won the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas)
• Won the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo (High River, Alberta)
• Won the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo
• Won Walla Walla (Washington) Rodeo
• Won the Magic Valley Stampede (Filer, Idaho)
• Finished second at the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Finished second at Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nevada)
• Finished second at That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Finished second at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas)
• Finished second at Missoula (Montana) Stampede

Career Highlights

• 2018 - Finished the year ranked 9th. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the final round at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, the Guy Weadick Days Rodeo (High River, Alberta), Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo and Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• 2017 - Finished the year ranked 8th in the world with $199,619. Placed in only one round at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and finished second at the second Champions Challenge in Sioux Falls, S.D. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and set an arena record en route to that title, the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo, the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.), the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.), the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Spanish Fork, Utah), the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) and the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas)
• 2016 - Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 6th; placed in 5 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year ranked 11th with $156,528. Was 10th in the average and won $51,885 in Las Vegas. Won the All-American Finals (Waco, Texas), the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, her first Wrangler Champions Challenge in Pueblo, Colo., the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.), the Central Wyoming Rodeo (Casper), the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.), the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; Finished second in the average at the California Rodeo Salinas and second in the WPRA Slot Race at the 2016 WPRA World Finals in Waco aboard Martini
• 2015 - Finished the year ranked 175th with $6,522.
• 2013 - Finished the year ranked 301st with $2,536.
• 2012 - Finished second in the WPRA Rookie of the Year standings with $28,181. Emily Efurd won the Rookie title with $42,837. Won the Young County Rodeo (Graham, Texas), the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Frontier Days Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), and the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo.


MCM ImASharpGuy “Sharpie” finished second in the AQHA/WPRA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year voting, 2017. Won the Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Award at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, 2019.


Husband, Ty...Stepfather, Dave Salzbrenner...Was named after Stevie Nicks. Grew up in Ordway, Colo., and looked up to barrel racers like Rachael Myllymaki...Family was not involved in rodeo but learned valuable lessons from her step-father about training horses including the importance of good foundation. Didn't have the money to buy the good ones with good breeding so trained young horses...Serves as a radiologic technician, taking -x-rays, CT scans and working in surgery. ..Cuatro Fame is owned by Jason and Melissa Mouton of Scott, La., has had since end of 2014 when the Moutons sent him to her to sell. Mouton initially bought Cuatro as a 4-year old after she was diagnosed with Lupus. She wanted a project horse to occupy her time. Hillman asked if she could rodeo season him before selling and they all agreed. Then they decided to let Stevi try to make the NFR on him...In 2017, she rode Morning Traffic is owned by Cody and Michelle Darling and Sharpie who was owned by Matt and Bendi Dunn and out of Mulberry Canyon Moon, a mare that carried Angie Meadors to the Wrangler NFR in 2011...Favorite rodeo is Salinas because you can get fresh fruit and the ocean all in one; if she wasn't a barrel racer she would probably be a pediatrician; actress that would play her in a movie is Reese Witherspoon because people say she looks like her...Sponsored by Nutrena, 5-Star Pads, MVP, Shiloh Saddlery, Rock N Roll Cowgirl, Team PHT, Flair Strips, EquiPulmin, Outlaw Equine, Mouton Sand and Gravel, Dunn Ranch, Merhow Trailers, FlexiNeb, HayRite Alfalfa Cubes, PrepareToWin.tv.


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