Kinsel, Hailey

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2018 Earnings:

2018 World Standings


Born: Oct. 3, 1994
Residence: Cotulla, Texas
Joined the WPRA: 2015
Horses: DM Sissy Hayday "Sister" (7-year old palomino mare) - Sire: PC Frenchmans Hayday/Dam: Royal Sissy Irish; Thunder Stones "TJ" (14-year old gelding) - Sire: Sticks and Stones/Dam: See F Jets Candy
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 2 (2017-18)
Education: Texas A&M University (College Station), graduated May 2017 with a degree in agriculture economics


2018 Highlights 

• Won Calgary Stampede
• Won San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and set a new arena record
• Won Sanders County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Plains, Mont.)
• Won Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.)
• Won That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Won Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.)
• Won Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.)
• Won West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo
• Won Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo
• Finished second at RodeoHouston
• Finished second at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

2017 Highlights 

• Moved from seventh in the world to reserve world champion after 10 days in Las Vegas. Set the new arena record at the NFR with a 13.11 during the third round. set a new earnings record at the NFR after winning $189,385. Finished sixth in the average after placing in eight out of 10 rounds winning four of them.
• Won a gold medal at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah)
• Finished second at the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo (Amarillo, Texas)
• Finished second at the Dinosaur Days Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
• Won West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo
• Finished second at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• Finished second at the San Patricio County PRCA Rodeo (Sinton, Texas)
• Tied for second at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.)

Career Highlights

• 2016 - Won the Elizabeth (Colo.) Stampede, the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo.
• 2015 - Finished ranked 19th in the WPRA Rookie of the Year standings with $4,880.


2018 DM Sissy Hayday “Sister” PRCA/WPRA AQHA Horse of the Year, 2017 Scoti Flit Bar Award for DM Sissy Hayday "Sister" at the Wrangler NFR. 2017 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Champion; won the Texas High School Finals Rodeo and qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo two-times in barrel racing and breakaway roping.


Single...Parents Dan and Leslie, brother Matt. Grew up on her family's commercial beef cattle ranch in South Texas. Was a gymnast until age 11 and she decided to follow the rodeo world instead of the Olympic route...Her mother Leslie is a former Miss Rodeo Texas and enjoys starting colts, a passion that stemmed from working for horse trainers and something she now shares with Hailey...Is also a roper and competed at the 2017 WPRA World Finals..Competed on the Texas A&M University rodeo team...Purchased Sister from a sale in her 2-year old year and Hailey and her mom trained her...Kinsel's WPRA season changed in July 2017 when she won $50,000 at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo and set her on the path to the Wrangler NFR. She also won a share of $1 million when she won the barrel racing title at RFD-TVs the American in Dallas in February, 2017 and was second in 2018.


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