Dona Kay Rule

Career Earnings – through 2022 regular season


$127,442

2022 Earnings


2nd

2022 World Standings


Born: January 18, 1958
Residence: Minco, Okla.
Joined the WPRA: 2016
Horses: High Valor “Valor” (13-year old gelding) – Sire: Valiant Hero/Dam: Rare High
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 4 (2019-22)

Professional


2022 Highlights 

• Won San Angelo (TX) Stock Show and Rodeo
• Won Snake River Stampede (Nampa, ID)
• Won High River (AB)
• Won Raymond (AB) Stampede
• Won the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, ID)
• Won Rodeo Grady County (Chickasha, OK)
• Won the Jim Shoulders Living Legends Pro Rodeo (Henryetta, OK)
• Won Elk City (OK) Rodeo of Champions
• Finished second at Calgary Stampede
• Finished second at San Antonio (TX) Stock Show and Rodeo
• Finished second at Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, OR)

Career Highlights

• 2021 – Entered the Wrangler NFR ranked 4th and finished the year ranked 5th with $195,575. Finished sixth in the average with 147.09 and placed in six rounds winning the second round (13.56) and the 10th round (13.58). Finished the year ranked 5th with $195,575. Won the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), the New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo (Albuquerque), the War Bonnet Round Up (Idaho Falls, ID), the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, WA), the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, MT), the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, UT), the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, UT), Cord McCoy’s Pro Rodeo (Duncan, OK) and the Ellis County Livestock Show and Rodeo (Waxahachie, TX). Finished second at San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, at Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, TX), at Snake River Stampede (Nampa, ID), at Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, CO) and at Dodge City (KS) Roundup

• 2020– Qualified for the NFR but due to COVID-19 protocols and testing positive was unable to compete and was replaced by Jessica Telford. Qualified third in the world but finished the year ranked 13th with $77,454after not being able to compete. Won the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Montana), the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Montana) and Evanston (Wyoming) Cowboy Days. Finished second at Cave Creek(Arizona) Rodeo Days and at Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.). Tied for second at Westcliffe (Colorado) Stampede Rodeo

• 2019 – 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. Finished the year ranked 7th with $192,392. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, Corpus Christi (Texas) Rodeo, the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Montana), That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Springhill (Louisiana) PRCA Rodeo. Finished second at Roping Dreams (Jourdanton, Texas), Horse Heaven (Kennewick, Washington), the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo, the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kansas), the Northeast

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

Awards

High Valor finished reserve Horse of the Year in 2022…High Valor named WPRA Horse With The Most Heart, 2021…High Valor honored with the 2019 Purina Horse of the Year honor in the WPRA, 2019 and 2020. 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

Personal


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…Had hip replacement surgery in early 2022.

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