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Born: June 16, 1955
Residence: Richfield, Utah
Joined WPRA: 2015
Horse: Lil Pep of Gold (14-year old gelding) - Sire: Snippy Dunit/Dam: Miss Melody Badger
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2015)
Education: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)



2016 Highlights

•     Finished the year ranked 58th with $20,788
•     Finished third at the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah)

Career Highlights
•     2015 - Finished the year ranked 14th with $83,768. 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. Won $11,000 at the NFR; won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up, the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho), the Jerome (Idaho) County Fair & Rodeo, the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.), the Avi River Stampede (Fort Mohave, Ariz.) and the Yuma (Ariz.) County Fair & Rodeo; finished second at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.), Omak (Wash.) Stampede, Yellowstone River Round-up (Billings, Mont.), Dinosaur Days Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.), at the Pony Express Rodeo (Eagle Mountain, Utah) and at the Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Co-champion at Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.)


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)...On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, Blaze Man was laid to rest after complications with colic (Blazin Ta Fame "Blaze Man" (11-year old gelding) - Sire: Blazin Jetolena/Dam: Princes Dasher)