Rule, Dona Kay

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$294,635
CAREER EARNINGS

2020 Earnings:
$294,635

 
3rd
2020 World Standings


 

Born: January 18, 1958
Residence: Minco, Okla.
Joined the WPRA: 2016
Horses: High Valor “Valor,” (11-year old gelding) – Sire: Valiant Hero/Dam: Rare High
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 1 (2019)

Professional


2020 Highlights 

• Won the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Montana)
• Won the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Montana)
• Won Evanston (Wyoming) Cowboy Days
• Finished second at Cave Creek(Arizona) Rodeo Days
• Finished second at Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, S.D.)
• Tied for second at Westcliffe (Colorado) Stampede Rodeo

Career Highlights

• 2019 – Entered first Wrangler NFR ranked 9th in the world with $192,392 after winning $95,885 at the NFR. Placed in five out of 10 rounds winning two rounds. Finished the year ranked 7th with $192,392. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, Corpus Christi (Texas) Rodeo, the Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Montana), That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Springhill (Louisiana) PRCA Rodeo. Finished second at Roping Dreams (Jourdanton, Texas), Horse Heaven (Kennewick, Washington), the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo, the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas), the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kansas), the Northeast

• 2018 - Won the average title at the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo

Awards

High Valor honored with the 2019 Purina Horse of the Year honor in the WPRA, 2019 and 2020. Finished in a three-way tie for WPRA Horse of the Year with High Valor (other included DM Sissy Hayday “Sister”- Hailey Kinsel and Freckles Ta Fame “Can Man” – Shali Lord). WPRA Pioneer Award winner, 2007

Personal


Husband, John. Met her husband inside the National Saddlery shop in Oklahoma City, a business they bought and ran together from 1980-2008. They even used to make the world champion saddles for the PRCA (1988-1998). Raised two kids – son: Marshall and daughter, Kayla…Father, Don Frederickson, competed in rodeo (bronc riding and team roper) so she has been around horses all her life…Has been a top trainer for years but would train and sell and never made a run for the NFR until High Valor came along. In 2017, she and her horse A Juicy Adventure were both injured at the Springville, Missouri Rodeo. The injury forced Rule to start using Valor a horse she had purchased from Lana Merrick as a four-year old. He was broke but didn’t have any barrel racing training so she has brought him along slow and got him ready for a season like 2019…Her father passed away in the spring of 2019 and she plans to take his saddle to ride in the grand entry aboard A Juicy Adventure so it all comes full circle for her.

 

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