A professional barrel racer, Snyder was parayzed in 2010 at the age of 18 when her truck slid off the highway, ejecting her from the vehicle and slamming her into a fence post that broke her back. Four months later, thanks to unwavering determination and a competitive spirit, she was back on her horse. Since then, she has faced countless challenges and adversity, but has continued to achieve her goals, including earning her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association card in 2017. Outside the arena, Snyder shares her inspiring story through powerful public speaking engagements at events and in schools. Netflix recently released a movie about Snyder titled “Walk. Ride. Rodeo.” Snyder appears in the film as a stuntdouble with her horse, Power.
Born and raised in Southwest, Kansas, Emily Miller was passionate about horses at a very young age. She competed in numerous associations inculding 4-H, NLBRA, NJHSRA, NHSRA, IFYR, and KPRA, before moving to Oklahoma for college. While living in Oklahoma, Emily bought her WPRA permit in 2012 and started competing at pro rodeos. In 2013, she qualified for her first Prairie Circuit Finals. Since then, she has qualified for the circuit finals 7 more times and topped the leader board twice. She is a three-time qualifier for the RAM National Circuit Finals and took home the championship in 2017. Emily made a splash at the 2019 Wranlger National Finals Rodeo, earning two go-round wins, reserve champion in the average and a third-place spot in the Women’s Pro Rodeo world standings. Emily will make her second trip to the NFR in 2020.
Twenty-time Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion Jackie Hobbs- Crawford was born in Springfield, Illinois, where she learned to ride and compete in speed events. When Jackie was 12 years old, she moved to Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and developed a love for roping. Jackie was the Oklahoma High School Breakaway Roping Champion in 2000. Her college rodeo career included multiple individual and team national titles. Since then, Jackie has won 20 WPRA world breakaway titles, and she has played a key role in the growth of the event. Jackie and her husband, Charly Crawford, a 10-time NFR qualifier in heading, have three children, 16-year-old Kaydence, 4-year-old Creed, and a new baby girl named Journey.