2020 Team DHT

 

Alysha Benitez

Alysha Benitez

Alysha is a North Texas based photographer that specializes in equine photography. She will do everything from fine art, one-on-one horse and rider sessions, equine sports, rodeo photography, and commercial photography. Alysha is also an avid barrel racer and performance horse breeder. Her goal with her photography is to capture images with a feeling attached to them and is a firm believer that each moment with your horse is special wether it’s in or out of the arena. 

See more of Alysha’s photography at www.alyshabenitezphotography.com or find her on Facebook and Instagram @AlyshaBenitezPhotography

Aubrey Hollifield

Aubrey Hollifield

Aubrey finished in the BBR World Finals 1D Short Go top 20, has been the BBR World Finals 1D Reserve Champion, and was also invited to Brazil to compete in their largest barrel race. She is a Wild West Promotions 1D series Champion, Wild West Promotions 1D Champion, APHA Sweepstakes Champion, and APHA Reserve Barrel Racing Champion. Aubrey is a 3x Barrel Racing Association of Texas Year End Open Champion, 3x Barrel Racing Association of Texas Youth Year End Champion, and Top 20 American Qualifier at Glen Rose. She is a Cowboy Legacy 1D Champion, Cowboy Legacy 1D Youth Champion, NTHSRA Reserve Barrel Racing Champion, NTHSRA Reserve Pole Bending Champion, and NTHSRA Top 5 Barrel Racer. Aubrey is also a Summer Blow Out 1D Champion, Elite Barrel Racing Youth 1D Champion, and has multiple wins and placings at other Super Shows and Youth Rodeos.

 

 

Bayleigh Choate

Bayleigh Choate

Bayleigh is a 2X world champion, including winning the 2019 All In Barrel Race in Las Vegas. She has also won multiple go rounds at the JR NFR and made the performance rounds of RFD's The American. She has set multiple arena records and won rodeos and barrel races across the country. She was also the only youth competitor to make the futurity finals at the BFA. Bayleigh was one of the top 1D riders and also had one of the top 1D horses of 2019 across every region.

 

Brooke Kelly

Brooke Kelley

Brooke's family has always had horses and she has loved them from day one. She has been competitively riding since she was about six years old. Brooke has rodeoed, gone to play days, competed in drill meets, and sat pivots for grand entries. Her current horse is Nu Bueno Karma. As of August 2019 they are competing at a higher level having now started their rodeo career in the CPRA and UPRA.

 

Drew Ellen Stewart

Drew Ellen Stewart

In 2020 Drew Ellen made it to the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association State Finals, Qualified for Nationals in barrels with the THSRA Junior High Division, and was the Patriot Young Guns Reserve Champion. She also won the Wrapn3 Extreme Youth Super Stakes, was the All Around Rookie of the Year Region 9 TJHRA, and the Pole and Barrel Champion Region 9 TJHRA. Drew Ellen was a qualifier for the Mike & Sherrylyn Johnson Vegas Tuffest in 12U barrels, 12U goat tying, and the 19U barrels. She was also a Junior World Finals Qualifier and KKRFV Texarkana Champion Junior Division.

In 2019 she was in the Junior World Finals in Barrels, winner of Junior Division Qualifier Josey Junior World Qualifier, and a Vegas Tuffest Junior World Qualifier in the 12U Goat Tying, and Generation Next Goat Tying Champion.

For 2018 Drew Ellen was a Junior NFR Qualifier in barrels, winner of the Texarkana AR – Junior NFR Qualifier, CTYRA 10-12 Barrels Champion, and the CTYRA 10-12 Poles Champion. She is also the arena record holder at Belton Expo, Polk Co Youth Rodeo All Around Champion 7-9, and the ORCC Youth Rodeo All Around Champion 7-9.

She has won over 30 buckles and 9 saddles.

In addition to rodeo, she’s a Straight A student at Normangee Junior High School; member of the National Honor Society and Prestigious Panthers; on the Principal’s Leadership Counsel; participates in Little Dribblers Basketball and Volley ball and is a member of the Franklin Track Club and has qualified for state in track for the past 3 years having medaled several times and won the gold medal in High Jump in 2018.

 

Jennifer Abbott

Jennifer Abbott

At the age of three Jennifer began riding horses. At the age of ten she began competing in barrel racing (gymkhana). Growing up in Colorado she qualified for many finals in the Mile Hi Barrel Horse Association, SCBRA, and CBRA winning her first saddle. She also competed in the NBHA, CPRA (Colorado Pro Rodeo Association). In 1999 she filled her WPRA permit and then earned her WPRA pro card. In 2006 she moved to Texas continuing to barrel race until 2008. At that time Jennifer stepped away from barrels and rode cutting horses for many top trainers in the NCHA. Ultimately her true passion is barrel racing. Now she is training and finishing her own horses taking some from futurity to pro races. Currently she competes on several levels and has qualified for several short go rounds, finals, and shootouts, including the BBR Finals for the last eight years. She also qualified for the BBR Shootout most of those years. She feels extremely grateful and blessed for the horses she has had and to have won many championships, buckles, and saddles over the years. In addition to racing she is a certified Equine Massage Therapist and has been a vet tech for twenty four years. Her favorite part of her career has been working at the race tracks during the quarter horse meets. In January of 2018 she had major cervical surgery and has been battling back to compete at a higher level. Currently she is a member of BBR, NBHA, WPRA, TSPRA, WPRA , and also compete at the local level.

Jimmie Smith

2018 was a big year for Jimmie. She graduated from Texas A&M and was also the 2018 Tour Finale Champion, and Resistol Rookie of the year in the WPRA. Jimmie is a two time Texas Circuit Finalist and was the 2019 Texas Circuit Final Champion. 

2020 has also been a big year for her. She was the National Western Stock Show Reserve Champion in Denver, the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo Reserve Champion, and finished third at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. She has closed out 2020 qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo for the first time. 

Kaylee Lehrmann

Kaylee Lehrman

Kaylee started at the age of 2 showing miniature horses and donkeys. At the age of 6 she decided she would like to ride and go fast like the rodeo girls! That is when her love of barrel racing began. She is an active member of the North Texas High School Rodeo Association and is the Queen for the L.D. Bell Rodeo Team as well as being an active member of NBHA, BRAT, and BBR. She has won multiple buckles, checks and tack along the way. She has some amazing goals set for the future and we can not wait to watch her achieve them all!

Kimberlyn Russell

Kimberlyn

Kimberlyn Russell is a 17-year-old who has been working with horses for 14 years. She began riding at the age of 3 and just four years later was heading out to the barn to saddle up her own horse to do what she loves.

Russell’s most recent accomplishments have been winning the KK run for Vegas qualifier, and qualifying for the JNFR. She has also placed 2nd and 7th in the 2D out of 7000 runners and won over 7k at the Run for the Bonus Race in Tulsa. In the SPG Events she is a top 10 rider of 2020 earnings. She also is top 5 in her state high school rodeo team. Kimberlyn placed at several local rodeos and just qualified for the Junior American in 2021. She has won several times at Tuttle round up club winning the race by .4. She placed first in the American Quarter Horse Association Youth Barrel Race, she also qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo Association and the Better Barrel Race Finals for 2019. In 2018 she was 1D champion at Lazy D Ranch; Reserve Champion in barrels and poles at Edmond Junior Rodeo; youth 1D champion at Central 4D in Shawnee; youth 2D champion at Central 4D in Shawnee; and the youth 4D champion at Lance Graves International Barrel Race. Kimberlyn also placed 5th in 2D at Shawnee Central 4D; she was also 2nd in the 3D at Riverbend Ranch. In addition to that she also competed in the 2018 International Finals Youth Rodeo and was one of the top 25 finalists in the Keeleigh Dawn Cox Barrel Race. In 2017, before focusing her heart and energy on rodeo, she was the Reserve High Point Champion for All Around Multiple Pony at the Ponies of America National Finals.

Russell made the transition from showing POA’s in Western Pleasure and English to Barrel racing in July of 2017. The last show she competed in was Congress, where she was named Reserve Champion.

Currently, she competes almost every weekend. She attends Deer Creek High School where she maintains straight A’s. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University to be close to her family and horses, as well as compete on the OSU Rodeo Team. She is still deciding between becoming an equine physical therapist and a Vet, but knows no matter what she wants to work with horses in her future. She plans to compete in the PRCA and WPRA in the near future. 

Kylee Scribner

Kylee Scribner

Kylee is the daughter of Kristy and Kelly Scribner. She is currently attending Tarleton State University, and will graduate May 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in business marketing as well as a minor in business administration. Kylee is the owner at Believe Performance Horses. She stands firm in her faith in her Lord and Savior. A few of her accomplishments include being an American qualifier, WPRA money earner, UPRA money earner, and a multiple time 1D winner. Kylee has also qualified for The American Semi Finals for 2021. 

 

Samantha Willoughby

Sammie Willoughby

Samantha is the daughter of Mark and Charlotte Willoughby. She will be a ninth grader at Stephenville High School. Sammie started on the rodeo circuit four years ago and she has trained all of her horses herself. She has been a Junior American Semi-Final qualifier, Rookie of the Year, Youth Rookie of the Year, Reserve Youth Champion, Top 15 Open Year End, Cisco All-Around Cowgirl,  Goat-Tying Champion, and Match Barrel Racing Champion, as well as many other Junior Rodeo Championship buckles. When she isn’t at races or rodeos she is busy at home taking care of her five show horses, cows, pigs, and many other animals on the farm.

 

Scamper Cole

Scamper Cole

Scamper is a WPRA Card holder, PRCA Rodeo placings and/or Short Go Qualifier (Hempstead, Fort Worth, Bridgeport, Longview, Rosenburg, San Angelo, Weatherford), and a BBR 1D Invitational Champion. She is also a RTM Productions Super Show 1D champion, Barrel Futurities of America Sire Slots placer, Barrel Racing Association of Texas Year End Champion and Reserve Champion. Scamper is a Pac West 1D Jockey Slot Race Champion and Reserve Champion, Reserve Champion at Hempstead PRCA, Clifton Rodeo Champion, Christmas Cash Reserve 1D Champion, BFA Open Race Reserve 1D Champion, and a multiple time Better Barrel Races World Show 1D Short Go Qualifier. She is also a Lone Star Futurity Champion, L&L Productions 1D Champion, Wild West Productions 1D Champion, Spring Fling 1D Champion, Race for Firefighters 1D Champion Saddle Winner, Race for the Forgotten 1D Champion, and Cowboys Legacy Champion. Scamper set the arena record when she became the Caleb Larson Memorial Champion. She is a Summer Blowout 1D Champion, Better Barrel Races Regional Champion, ABRA 1D World Champion, Save the Cans 1D champion, June Jam 1D champion, BRAT 1D Champion, Glen Rose Series 1D Champion, ANHA 1D Short Go Qualifier (multiple times). She is also a sought after trainer in the barrel horse world.

 

Seth Roy

Seth Roy2

Seth has grown up around horses and the rodeo/barrel industry since he was 4, competing in many of those events. His need for speed has always drawn him to barrel racing. He has ridden in all levels from play days all the way to the world level. Many years ago this lifestyle took over the lives of his family. For Seth, things changed in a big way five years ago when he picked up a microphone for the first time. For one local racing association his mom did most of the announcing. One day she expressed that she was “over” the whole announcing thing. Seth said,” that can’t be that hard give me the mic," and a new career was born. In the beginning he announced local club events as well as anything else he could, just gaining valuable experience. Fast forward to today and his career is growing as he builds his own brand, SR Voice Productions. This amazing business has taken Seth from small jackpot races to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the All In Barrel Race which pays out almost a million dollars. Now he is getting to travel the world doing what he loves. 2021 is looking very promising and will hold many first for Seth in the rodeo world. Having come such a long way in such a short time, he would only say he is blessed.

 

         A few of the events worked by Seth:

  • RFD’s The American Barrel Slack
  • All In Barrel Race
  • BBR World Finals
  • Bonus Race World Finals
  • American Rope Horse Futurities
  • The Patriot Barrel Race
  • The Junior American 
  • Many UPRA / LCRA Rodeos

Shelby McCamey

Shelby was Top 6 in the 2019 WPRA Wilderness Circuit, winning round 2 with the fastest time of the week. She was also the Wilderness Circuit Finals Reserve Average Champion. She finished in the top 14 of the 2020 American semi finals, has won multiple PRCA Rodeos, holds multiple arena records, and has won many  jackpots.
Now the rest of her story. 
Have you ever realized no one ever wears yellow into a rodeo arena? Yellow is supposed to be the color of cowardice.
Have you ever struggled with depression?
Have you ever felt alone?
Have you ever felt like it is all pointless?
Have you seen a family member struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts......
Back to the yellow.....
Shelby has started an amazing organization called Yellow Felt Soul. Go check out and like their Facebook page and follow on Instagram. Invite your friends to like and follow it.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
When you see Shelby hit the rodeo arena and run the clover leaf pattern with that yellow hat on cheer her like crazy! Just remember, it is NOT cowardice. She is taking a stand and making a difference. She is fighting for something bigger than herself. She is changing lives.
Yellow Felt Soul is changing lives!

Tori Bush

Tori is from Lawton Oklahoma and is currently a sophomore in high school. Originally she was put in to riding lessons as a form of therapy because she was diagnosed with fine/gross motor delays, motor planning, and visual deficits. Little did anyone know she would take to riding and never look back. Without these deficits she may have never found her passion for barrel racing. She has been blessed with a gift and just works harder to overcome the obstacles in front of her. She is currently a member of AQHA, NBHA TX14, MP3, TOBRA, and Texas High School Rodeo Association. Deuce and Woody are her barrel horses that she plans to qualify for the Jr. American, state rodeo, and nationals on. She has won numerous saddles and prizes as well as some money with them, but her ultimate goal is to earn a college scholarship where she can continue her education and rodeo career. 

Trinity Smith

Trinity

Trinity is the daughter of Forest and Martie Smith. She has had a love for horses since the age of 2.  Growing up in a family of sports she was highly active, participating in swim, gymnastics, cheer, t-ball, basketball, and pageants.  At the age of 8 she said “Horses is where my heart is.  I want to learn to barrel race.”  She quit all sports and focused directly on horses never looking back.  She and her horse Whiskey have learned barrel racing together. They have had many ups and downs and taught each other many lessons.  She is a member of BRAT, BBR and NLBRA.  They placed in the BRAT youth top ten 2020, BBR World Qualifier 2019 and 2020, and NLBRA qualifier in barrels and poles 2020.  The team has won several buckles, trophy tack and checks doing what they love.  When Trinity is not at a race or doing schoolwork, she is at the barn working with her horses.  Trinity is strong in her faith and thanks God everyday for her blessings and having the opportunity to do what she loves.  Her motto is TRAIN HARD, BELIEVE and PRAY.