Timber Moore – Aubrey, Texas ($85,962)
6-time WNFR qualifier
Timber Moore is headed to his sixth Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and a four-legged equine athlete has been instrumental in the last three.
Timber is the owner of MFO Harvey, “Colonel” a 13-year-old sorrel gelding that has been an outstanding tie-down roping horse. So outstanding in fact that his fellow ropers have voted the horse in the top three in the AQHA/PRCA Tie-Down Roping Horse of the Year. In 2015, Colonel finished second, the next year he was at the top of the list and this year was third.
Growing up in Texas, with family that competed in rodeo, it was natural that Timber would do the same. He started out heeling in the team roping as well as tie-down roping and was very successful at local jackpots. There were plenty of those to go to and with his parents support he learned how to compete and how to win.
In 2005, when Timber was just 19, his father, Gordie, passed away. Gordie had been his coach, mentor and it was a huge loss for Timber and the rodeo community. For the past 12 years, the family and friends have put together the Gordie Moore Bubblegum Roping to honor their dad, husband and friend.
Timber’s father moved to Texas from British Columbia to ranch and get involved with cutting horses. Timber still has family in Canada and spends a lot of time rodeoing there in the summer. His mother, Dianne, grew up in a stock contracting family in Texas.
His rodeo roots are deep and he doesn’t take any of that for granted. In 2007, he married a Texas Women’s University basketball star named Valerie and they have a daughter Vaughn. His success in Las Vegas has been limited over the years to placing in rounds. This year, the family will be hoping for at least a couple of victory laps around the arena and go-round wins.