2017 Earnings: $86,020 Career Earnings: $165,935
Dirty Dan Stinson "Dirty Dan"
6-year old gelding
Sire: Eddie Stinson
Dam: Miss Lano Jewell
Royal Star Commander "Commander"
10-year old gelding
Sire: AR Star
Dam: Go Royal Scarlett
Lil Gracies Dude "Tic Tac"
15-year old sorrel gelding
Sire: Smart Lil Crimson
Dam: Gracies Doll
Top two highlights (excluding qualifying for NFR):
My first highlight would be winning the Helldorado Days Rodeo in Las Vegas in May because it was my first win on Dirty Dan. I had only had him for about a month and it made me realize he had the potential to make it to the NFR someday. My second highlight would be placing second in Nampa, Idaho, because it was the week after I hurt my back and it was such a reassurance that I would be able to compete so soon again after my injury.
Most looking forward to doing/experiencing in Las Vegas:
I am just looking forward to ten days of getting to run down the alley of the Thomas and Mack, something I have dreamed about for as long as I can remember.
Describe your 2017 season:
Hard trials but yet moments that made every trial worth it.
Describe your horse's running and turning style and how they will do with the Thomas and Mack set-up:
All of my horses have pretty different styles. While Dirty Dan tends to be really ratey, he has only competed in a handful of small arenas and seems to be a little more free when he runs consecutively in the same pen. Commander is pretty unpredictable and can be really spooky so the Thomas & Mack may be a little overwhelming for him, but he is so fast that he tends to make up for mistakes. Tic Tac is by far my most consistent horse. I have had Tic Tac since middle school so I have had many experiences running him in all types of pens.
Which reality show would you last the longest on: The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, America's Got Talent or Survivor and tell us why?
Survivor – I am incredibly tone deaf and have no dancing abilities. I think living in a trailer for five months is pretty close preparation for Survivor.
Which former World Champion Barrel Racer would you seek rodeo advice from and why?
Although not a world champion yet, I would seek rodeo advice from Lisa Lockhart. I have always admired her riding style and the consistent way in which she rides each one of her horses.