Smith, Sue

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$325,769
CAREER EARNINGS



 
 
 

Born: May 7, 1955
Residence: Blackfoot, Idaho
Joined WPRA: 1997
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 2 (2009, 2011)
DNCFR qualifications: 2 (2002, 2010)

Professional


 Career Highlights

•     2016 - Won the WPRA Futurity title aboard a Dash Centerfold
•     2013 - Finished the year ranked 30th in the world with $33,771; Finished second at the Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.) and won the Days of ’76 (Deadwood, S.D.)
•     2012 – Finished the year ranked 32nd with $32,287.
•     2011 – Placed in four out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year ranked 11th with $94,752; won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), the average at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede and the Matagorda Fair & rodeo (Bay City, Texas).
•     2010 – Finished the year ranked 25th with $34,108; won the Day’s of ’76 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah); tied for the final round win at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo; finished second at the 2010 DNCFR but won the most money with $14,457.
•     2009 – Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 12th in the WPRA but finished the year ranked fifth with $130,209 after placing in six out of 10 rounds finishing as high as second in the seventh round and was 5th in the average. Went to only 31 rodeos en route to her first NFR qualification – the fewest of any top 15 in 2009. Won the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals year-end title to qualify for the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo for the second time and Claimer was voted Horse of the Year in the circuit. Won the Kitsap County Fair and Rodeo (Bremerton, Wash.), the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, the Summit County Fair and Rodeo (Coalville, Utah), the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah). Finished second at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo to get the year started.

Personal


In addition to being a professional barrel racer she also is a trainer…She makes a variety of custom leather products ranging from breast collars to purse straps. Each product is completely custom made…Travels with Danyelle Campbell and Kelli Tolbert (2009 WPRA Rookie of the Year)…Raised in a family that had nothing to do with horses, much less own them, she developed a horse sense from afar. Self-diagnosed as horse crazy, the first time she mounted one of the majestic animals was at the age of 13. She worked to raise money in an effort to feed her affliction. She began riding English jumping horses then worked her way to a position as an assistant racehorse trainer in the Northwest. She didn’t understand the rodeo way of life until her first marriage, which was to a bull rider. In addition to barrel racing, she’s quite handy, having won roping and all-around titles throughout a career that has heavily involved amateur rodeos, even winning the all-around against the men...Carried her to the NFR:Real Claim Ta Fame “Claimer” – Sire: Dash Ta Fame/Dam: Alicia Rene

 

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