2017 World Standings
Born: March 11, 1982, in Corona, Calif.
Residence: Springer, Okla.
Joined WPRA: 2003
Horse: FirewaterMakeMeHappy "Junior" (8-year old gelding) - Sire: Firewaterontherocks/Dam: Junior Country Girl
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 2 (2005, 2017)
Pace Picante Series qualifications: 1
Pace Chute-out: 2005
Education: Western Texas College
• Finished the year ranked 9th with $189,047. Placed in four out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR winning a total of $73,885
• Won Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• Won RodeoHouston
• Won the Parker County Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas)
• Finished second at Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
• Won San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo
• 2005 - Finished the year ranked 14th with $62,309; was eight in the average at the NFR and won $10,349; Won the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho), the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo, the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo, the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour round at the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede, the Marshall (Texas) Pro Rodeo.
• 2004 – Won Cody (Wyo.) Rodeo and Heart of the North Rodeo (Spooner, Wis.).
High School National Champion, 2000; College Champion, 2001.
Single…Hobbies include boating as she is a self-described “water baby.”…Got involved in rodeo because of her love for horses and the fact that she has been riding since she can remember. First competition was in 1999. Is now known as a top futurity horse trainer…Parents are Bill, who works as a manager, and Kim, who is a massage therapist…Nickname is Sleepy because she once slept through the barrel racing at a rodeo and missed her run…Also works as a horse trainer…While on the road she enjoys watching movies, especially scary ones…Horse breeder Jud Little raised the horses that Kassie rode early on but following 2005 Wrangler NFR Kassie started focusing on training futurity horses and competing on them. Wasn't until 2017 when a futurity horse won San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo and got her qualified for RodeoHouston that she even put the NFR back on her radar screen. Loves the process of taking a three-year-old horse, teaching it the barrel pattern and competing on it.…Favorite rodeo is the Cody (Wyo.) Rodeo because she won there in 2004; favorite food is spaghetti; favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows; favorite movie is Primal Fear; and enjoys all types of music.