Kassidy Dennison

professional barrel racer

Women's Professional Barrel Racer

Inspiring 

Navajo 

About Kassidy

Hello, I am Kassidy Dennison, 2014 National Finals Qualifier, 8 time Indian World Champion. In 2010 one of my most memorable experience was becoming the National High School Breakaway Roping Champion. As a proud member of the Navajo Nation, my goal is to advance further into the esteemed level of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) and to set a positive precedent for all Native American youth and all youth who strive to follow their dreams. It has been my lifelong dream to become a professional athlete in the sport of rodeo and I have been on this journey for more than five years. I remember dreaming of this success as a young child and this opportunity to compete at the most prestigious level as a professional barrel racer, is a humbling experience. In 2016 I was selected to be on tour with the Elite Rodeo Association, where I ended my season as reserve World Champion of the Elite Rodeo Association. I am also fortunate enough to compete at "The American" the largest 1 million dollar, one-day rodeo held in the AT&T stadium. That was an amazing experience. 

The sport of rodeo has definitely taught me to be a winner not only in the rodeo arena, but more importantly in the arena of life. Perseverance, hard work, and faith are my foundation. My biggest accomplishment is knowing my example encourages the Native American youth & other youth everywhere to also strive for success and pursue their dream.

In 2011, Kassidy and her horse Sierra Hall of Fame, "Eagle" became the first Native American Woman to be selected to represent EquiBrand and the Classic Equine team. Eagle is the barn name she chose for her horse in honor of her Native American heritage, her faith. Eagle is the number one money earner sired by Dash Ta Fame.

Highlights

2016 Elite Rodeo Association Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer

2015 The American Reserve Barrel Racing Champion 

2014 Wrangler National Finals Qualifier

2014 • 2015 Dodge Circuit Qualifier

2014 • 2013 Turquoise Circuit Year End Champion

2014 Turquoise Circuit Average Champion

2013 Top 25 WPRA

2014 • 2013 Window Rock PRCA Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion 

2012 Top 50 WPRA

2013 • 2011 Parada del Sol PRCA

Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion

2013 • 2010 Indian World Champion Barrel Racer

2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008 • 2005  Indian National Finals Rodeo All- Around Cowgirl

2012 International Indian Finals Rodeo Champion Barrel Racer 

2011 Guymon Pioneer Days PRCA  Barrel Racing

2011 Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Barrel Racing

2010 National High School Finals Rodeo Breakaway Champion

Ambitions

Kassidy honors the educational values and Navajo philosophy of life-long learning.  This philosophy of hard work and determination was instilled by her family of the linage of Jacksons, Holyans & Dennisons. She studied Marketing at Cochise College, and represented them at the CNFR in 2013. Kassidy’s goals are to be a tough competitor, a winning athlete, to bring positive role model  to her people, native youth, and all youth. She also plans to share her knowledge at her upcoming 2016 Barrel Racing Clinics.

You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win, & prepare to win. Then and only you can legitimately expect to win --Zig Ziglar