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Kruse Rides for Dad at “The Daddy”

Courtesy of Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon

Gillette, Wyoming’s Cassidy Kruse has already jockeyed to the top of the barrel racing money payout earning $9,700 at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year but will have the chance of a lifetime by making her first appearance at the famous Sunday finals of “The Daddy” in her home state. Kruse very recently lost her Dad to cancer. He was a veritable rock in support of her rodeo career always there to help with the road trips and horses, offer advice and be her #1 fan. Cassidy has to believe her father will be with her during a run for the coveted CFD buckle.

Kruse and her horse Ellie allowed us to tag along at the rodeo Saturday when they finished with a total barrel racing time that is just one one-hundredth of a second out of the lead heading into Championship Sunday.