Michelle Darling

Career Earnings – through 2021 season


$33,674

2021 Earnings


33rd

2021 World Standings


Born: August 24, 1986
Residence: Medford, OK
Joined WPRA: 2010
Horses: Morning Traffic “Martini” (11-year old palomino mare) – Sire: Frenchmans Guy/Dam: Evening Traffic; Clares Fancy Firewater (buckskin)
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications:
Education: Northern Oklahoma College (associated degree in science)

Professional


2022 Highlights 

• Won Sikeston (Mo.) Bootheel Jaycee Rodeo
• Won the Dodge City (KS) Roundup-Rodeo
• Won the Molalla (OR) Buckeroo Rodeo
• Won Reno (NV) Rodeo
• Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, AR)
• Won the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, KS)
• Finished second at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, KS)
• Finished second at the Clovis (CA) Rodeo
• Finished in a tie for second at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, NV)

Career Highlights

• 2021 – Finished the year ranked 33rd with $33,674
• 2020 – Finished the year ranked 42nd with $16,143
• 2019 – Finished the year ranked 36th with $35,652; Won the Dodge City (KS) Roundup-Rodeo
• 2018 – Finished the year ranked 45th with $29,817

Personal


Husband, Cody; sons, Talon and Case, daughter, Demi…Father trained and sold horses and Michelle started barrel racing at age 5 or 6….Attended nursing school and got an associate’s degree in science and began working at a hospital and riding horses on the side after she got pregnant with Talon at 18 years old…Martini has ran down the Thomas and Mack alleyway with Stevi Hillman, when she took the mare during Darling’s pregnancy with her daughter. Michelle bought Martini as a 2-year-old and started her before sending to Hillman when for her futurity year as a 5-year-old…Won a bronze medal at the 2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (now Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo) in Salt Lake City.

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