Bettis, Taci

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$266,138
CAREER EARNINGS

2018 Earnings:
$103,692

 
6th
2018 World Standings


 

Born: June 18, 1991
Residence:
Round Top, Texas
Joined the WPRA:
2017
Horses:
Bogie Is A Smash "Smash" (10-year old gelding) - Sire: Bogie Biankus/Dam: Bogies Devine Smash; Traffic Guy Shine “Shiner” (5-year old mare) – Sire: Traffic Guy/Dam: I Am Tizzie
World Titles:
0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications:
2 (2017-18)
RNCFR Titles:
1 (2018)
RNCFR Qualifications (rodeo season):
1 (2017)

Professional


2018 Highlights 

• Won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo
• Won Cody (Wyo.) Stampede

2017 Highlights 

• Won a WPRA Rookie of the Year. Finished the year ranked 10th in the world with $162,446. Placed in five out of 10 rounds and won $65,423 at first NFR.
• Finished second in the year-end standings in the Texas Circuit.
• Finished second at the second night of Champions Challenge in Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Won the Lea County Fair and Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• Won the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo
• Finished second at the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• Won the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo (Casper)
• Won the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.)
• Finished second at Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.)
• Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of 76 Rodeo
• Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days
• Finished second at the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo
• Won the Lehi (Utah) Roundup
• Finished second at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo after winning the final round
• Finished second at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Finished second at Rodeo Killeen (Texas)
• Finished second at Crockett (Texas) Pro Rodeo
• Won the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Awards

2017 WPRA Rookie of the Year; Taci claimed a pair of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World titles in 2015 at the World Show in Oklahoma City, taking home the title for Senior Barrel Racing and taking first in the Amateur Division as well.

Personal


Husband, Jeremy (engineer for a fiber optics company)...Travels with 7-time Wrangler NFR qualifier Tammy Fischer and Tammy has been her barrel racing coach since she was 15...Bred by former WPRA Columbia River Circuit Director Randy Rae Britt and her husband Sid, Smash is by their stallion Bogie Biankus who carried Britt to the circuit championship in 1997 and leant a hand to Katie (McCoin) Garthwaite during her Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) appearance when Garthwaite’s own horse suffered an injury...Taci has been riding since before she was walking, Bettis started with a pony at youth rodeos and has worked her way up the ranks, competing in high school rodeo and then on the regional rodeo tour since adding Smash to her barn. She decided to get her WPRA card once she and Smash were doing so well...Won the barrel racing title at RFD-TVs the American in February 2018.

 

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