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5 Star Team: Dona Kay Rule

Everyone who has success in the arena started somewhere, they were also inspired to compete by something or a someone. For Dona Kay Rule that inspiration came from her father who was involved in rodeo through team roping, broncs and bulls. Her riding career began with western pleasure and gymkhanas, but soon Dona jumped into the rodeo scene herself. “When I found out they gave money away at rodeos instead of ribbons, I was hooked!”, said Rule. The Rule family has always trained their own horses and Dona has continued to do that. Dona has already started this year off strong placing at several rodeos and now preparing for the American Semi Finals. She will be competing on a horse she trained named High Valor who was raised by Lana Merrick of Canadian River Quarter Horses. 
Dona’s advice for finding and getting with a new horse is to find a reputable horseman to locate the level of horse you are ready for and be sure to get a thorough vet check, “Expect to take at least 6 months to a year to learn each other.” When asked what is one thing she has done that has helped her compete at such a high level Rule stated, “There is not one thing I have done to help me advance, there are so many things, but I would say the very most efficient way is to never stop learning.” 

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