Hailey Kinsel rode DM Sissy Hayday to the Round Seven win in 13.61 seconds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

December 12, 2018 — Las Vegas — Hailey Kinsel rode DM Sissy Hayday to the Round Seven win in 13.61 seconds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This round win marks the Cotulla, Texas, pair’s third go-round buckle of the 2018 WNFR. The 7-year-old mare by PC Frenchmans Hayday and out of Royal Sissy Irish by Royal Shake Em has been performing in top form, picking up a total $120,212 at the WNFR alone. This year, the dynamic duo has been performing just as strong, and Kinsel says she’s been lucky enough to keep the mare sound, healthy and happy.

“I nicely had a good year, so I got to get off of her after Labor Day and give her an early break, so that was nice, because she was really fresh and strong coming into the early fall and I have just been conditioning her getting her ready to come here,” Kinsel said. “She feels great. My shoer and my vet have helped me a lot keeping her healthy. Legs are key—they are your wheels—so before and after she gets some linaments, some poultice, ice boots, stuff like that and lots of walking to make sure everything stays loose.” 

With the victory, Kinsel cushions her lead in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world standings with $313,046. Amberleigh Moore and CP Dark Moon (Darkelly x SRQH New Highs x On A High) trail Kinsel and sit second  in the world with a total $193,473. NFR first-timer Jessica Routier holds her top  spot in the average with 96.52 on seven runs aboard Gary Westergren’s 7-year-old mare Fiery Miss West (Firewater Frenchman x Frenchmans Bo Dashus x Royal Quick Dash). 

Round Seven:

1. Hailey Kinsel, DM Sissy Hayday, 13.61, $26,231
2. Jessie Telford, Famous Cool Whip, 13.64, $20,731
3. Ivy Conrado, KN Fabs Gift Of Fame, 13.72, $15,654
4/5. Taci Bettis, Bogie Is A Smash, 13.74, $8,885
4/5. Kylie Weast, Hell On The Red, 13.74, $8,885
6. Stevi Hillman, Slick By Design, 13.77, $4,231
7. Jessica Routier, Fiery Miss West, 13.81
8. Lisa Lockhart, An Oakie With Cash, 13.87
9. Kelly Bruner, Fabulous Zone, 13.94
10. Carman Pozzobon, Ripn Lady, 14.07
11. Amberleigh Moore, CP Dark Moon, 18.64 *
12. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Ima Famous Babe, 18.84 *
13/14. Tammy Fischer, LK Sheza Hayday, 18.94 *
13/14. Tracy Nowlin, DJG Madison, 18.94 *
15. Nellie Miller, Rafter W Minnie Reba, 24.44 **
* denotes penalty

Aggregate on Seven Runs:

1. Jessica Routier, 96.52
2. Carman Pozzobon, 97.91
3. Hailey Kinsel, 100.76
4. Jessie Telford, 101.61
5. Ivy Conrado, 102.02
6. Stevi Hillman, 102.38
7. Tammy Fischer, 102.76
8. Amberleigh Moore, 105.55
9. Lisa Lockhart, 106.98
10. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 107.39
11. Nellie Miller, 108.18
12. Taci Bettis, 111.45
13. Kylie Weast, 111.84
14. Tracy Nowlin, 121.85
15. Kelly Bruner, 102.82 on six runs

World Standings:

1. Hailey Kinsel, $313,045.98
2. Amberleigh Moore, $193,472.79
3.  Ivy Conrado, $185,808.56
4. Jessica Routier, $179,358.08
5. Nellie Miller, $167,825.96
6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $160,805
7. Lisa Lockhart, $159,745.96
8. Jessie Telford, $154,188.10
9. Kylie Weast, $147,253.46
10. Stevi Hillman, $142,020.31
11. Taci Bettis, $140,345.82
12. Kelly Bruner, $129,707.70
13.  Tracy Nowlin, $116,149.64
14. Tammy Fischer, $101,276.75
15. Carman Pozzobon, $101,177.36

Ivy Conrado wore Celie Whitcomb Ray’s specially made Salamander  shirt 35 years after Celie Whitcomb Ray wore it at the National Finals Rodeo and Conrado placed third in round seven. 


Kailey Sullins is editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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