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CLN Insider: 2017 WNFR Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman

I just love a good “rest of the story”,  story about people who are tough and gritty. Stevi Hillman is just that – and more! Over the last decade she’s proven she can ride the best, with the best; and she’s down to earth, friendly and makes time to reach out to her fans.

CLN Insider: 2017 WNFR Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman

I just love a good “rest of the story”,  story about people who are tough and gritty. Stevi Hillman is just that – and more! Over the last decade she’s proven she can ride the best, with the best; and she’s down to earth, friendly and makes time to reach out to her fans.

"[This] is my fav pic of all year. It was taken at Caldwell night rodeo in ID, where we just won it and broke the arena record there. Special photo. And that's Hoss :), not Truck, they look alike." - Stevi Hillman

“[This] is my fav pic of all year. It was taken at Caldwell night rodeo in ID, where we just won it and broke the arena record there. Special photo. And that’s Hoss :), not Truck, they look alike.” – Stevi Hillman

Stevi Hillman wears many hats in life. She is a radiologic tech, futurity barrel horse trainer, and is going into the 2017 WNFR in second place with an impressive $185,952 season earnings. She is a strong World Champion contender going into the finals, behind Tiany Schuster  $64,425, which can be made up to take the World Championship with consistent runs during the Finals.

Stevi Hillman, with her husband, coach, driver, and best friend -Ty; after her big win at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

Stevi Hillman, with her husband, coach, driver, and best friend -Ty; after her big win at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

Some of the highlights from the 2017 season include winning the Caldwell Night Rodeo, as well as setting an arena record there; placing 3rd overall at the Calgary Stampede; winning the Sioux Falls, SD Champions Challenge; and winning the prestigious Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

Stevi opens up with the Cowboy Lifestyle Network, and gives us a backstage look into life on the road with her husband and competitive coach Ty (success coach and owner of Prepare to Win), her red Aussie dog “Lexi”, and  horses Cuatro Fame a.k.a. “Truck” (owned by Jason & Melissa Mouton)  and MCM I’m A Sharp Guy a.k.a. “Sharpie” (owned by Matt & Bendi Dunn).

And here’s some special moments of 2017 with some quotes from Professional Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman. The photos were chosen by Stevi, to share exclusively with Cowboy Lifestyle Network fans.

"My traveling partner,'Lexi' my red Aussie, that was at Houston." - Stevi Hillman - photo courtesy of Christy Burleson Photography.

“My traveling partner,’Lexi’ my red Aussie, that was at Houston.” – Stevi Hillman – photo courtesy of Christy Burleson Photography.

 

"This is Truck right after winning [the] Sioux Falls SD Champions Challenge” - Stevi Hillman

“This is Truck right after winning [the] Sioux Falls SD Champions Challenge” – Stevi Hillman

Horses with Champion Attitudes always have lots of personality. "Sharpie loves to roll (LOL)... all the time!", said Stevi.

Horses with Champion Attitudes always have lots of personality. “Sharpie loves to roll (LOL)… all the time!”, said Stevi.

It's important to take time to enjoy the scenery and life on the road - "Me and Sharpie in the water, is Ogden UT, it's best because we can cool their legs down after our run." - Stevi Hillman

It’s important to take time to enjoy the scenery and life on the road – “Me and Sharpie in the water, is Ogden UT, it’s best because we can cool their legs down after our run.” – Stevi Hillman

 

"The flood is Calgary, [and] Truck had to run in that!" - Stevi

“The flood is Calgary, [and] Truck had to run in that!” – Stevi

"As a barrel racer myself, I can say that just to compete in this prestigious rodeo would be the thrill of a lifetime!" - Stevi Hillman

“As a barrel racer myself, I can say that just to compete in this prestigious rodeo would be the thrill of a lifetime!” – Stevi Hillman

And here is one of Stevi and Truck, backstage at the Reno Rodeo.

And here is one of Stevi and Truck, backstage at the Reno Rodeo.

Photo Credits Links:
Christy Burleson Photography

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Born and raised on a cattle ranch on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana, Eileen graduated from University of Montana - Western with a Business Degree. She is the mother of two grown children - Sydnee, and Billy Quade; and grandmother of two, Lillian and Rocky Rex. Eileen draws from personal, life experiences; as she has held many positions over the years including heavy equipment operator, member of a survey crew for Independence Mining, veterinary technician, Bud Girl for Anheuser-Busch, PR Director for the Idaho Cowboys Association, feed manager for Midland Bull Test Station in Columbus, Montana, National Event Coordinator for Montana Silversmiths, security guard for the Muskogee Creek Nation One Fire Casino, Marketing Director for the Tulsa RV Ranch, and freelance writer for various publications - including a weekly column for three years in the "Elko Daily Free Press" in Elko, Nevada. She enjoys training barrel horses and singing - and has sung the National Anthem for rodeos such as the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada, the College National Finals, and the New Year's Eve Bull Bash in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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