Rule, Dona Kay

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2019 Earnings:

2019 World Standings


Born: January 18, 1958
Residence: Minco, Okla.
Joined the WPRA: 2016
Horses: High Valor “Valor,” (11-year old gelding) – Sire: Valiant Hero/Dam: Rare High
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2019)


2019 Highlights 

• Entered first Wrangler NFR ranked 9th in the world with $192,392 after winning $95,885 at the NFR. Placed in five out of 10 rounds winning two rounds.
• Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Won Corpus Christi (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas)
• Won Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Montana)
• Won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Won the Springhill (Louisiana) PRCA Rodeo
• Finished second at Roping Dreams (Jourdanton, Texas)
• Finished second at Horse Heaven (Kennewick, Washington)
• Finished second at the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo
• Finished second at the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas)
• Finished second at the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kansas)
• Finished second at the Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo (Glasgow, Montana)
• Finished second at Bozeman (Montana) Stampede

Career Highlights

• 2018 - Won the average title at the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo


High Valor honored with the 2019 Purina Horse of the Year honor in the WPRA, 2019. Finished in a three-way tie for WPRA Horse of the Year with High Valor (other included DM Sissy Hayday “Sister”- Hailey Kinsel and Freckles Ta Fame “Can Man” – Shali Lord). WPRA Pioneer Award winner, 2007


Husband, John. Met her husband inside the National Saddlery shop in Oklahoma City, a business they bought and ran together from 1980-2008. They even used to make the world champion saddles for the PRCA (1988-1998). Raised two kids – son: Marshall and daughter, Kayla…Father, Don Frederickson, competed in rodeo (bronc riding and team roper) so she has been around horses all her life…Has been a top trainer for years but would train and sell and never made a run for the NFR until High Valor came along. In 2017, she and her horse A Juicy Adventure were both injured at the Springville, Missouri Rodeo. The injury forced Rule to start using Valor a horse she had purchased from Lana Merrick as a four-year old. He was broke but didn’t have any barrel racing training so she has brought him along slow and got him ready for a season like 2019…Her father passed away in the spring of 2019 and she plans to take his saddle to ride in the grand entry aboard A Juicy Adventure so it all comes full circle for her.


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