Carter, Vickie

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2015 Earnings:
2015 Wrangler NFR:
2015 World Standings

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Born: June 16, 1955
Residence: Richfield, Utah
Joined WPRA: 2015
Horse: Blazin Ta Fame "Blaze Man" (11-year old gelding) - Sire: Blazin Jetolena/Dam: Princes Dasher
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)



2015 Highlights
• Finished the year ranked 14th. Blazin Ta Fame had to have emergency colic surgery before the Wrangler NFR so she had to ride a borrowed horse at her first Wrangler NFR. She placed fourth in the ninth round. Finished second in the WPRA Rookie of the Year Race that was won by Jackie Ganter.
• Finished second at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)
• Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• Won the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up
• Won the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)
• Finished second Omak (Wash.) Stampede
• Finished second Yellowstone River Round-up (Billings, Mont.)
• Won the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair & Rodeo
• Won the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.)
• Finished second at the Dinosaur Days Rodeo (Vernal, Utah)
• Finished second at Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.)
• Co-champion at Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.)
• Finished second at the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah)
• Won the Avi River Stampede (Fort Mohave, Ariz.)
• Won the Yuma (Ariz.) County Fair & Rodeo
• Finished second at the Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.)


Veteran barrel racer who trained horses for many years but would sell the horses before she had a chance to hit the pro rodeo circuit. Her 2015 rookie title race is a tale of great emotion - Blaze Man belongs to Rachel Hendrix - who was an incredible talent just about to embark on her own pro rodeo career when she died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Jan. 2014 at the age of 18. Rachel's family encouraged Vickie to take the horse on the road as it was Rachel's dream to compete at the NFR. Vickie did and the duo qualified - she has been "Ridin for Rach" all year long. Vickie was one of Rachel's mentors as she was competing in rodeos alongside Vickie's son, Colton. Rachel's mother, Annette, called Carter "Rachel's barrel racing mom."..Made Wrangler NFR debut in 2015 and competed for the WPRA Rookie of the Year title at the age of 60 (finished second).


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