Dona Kay Rule

Name and Hometown: Dona Kay Rule – Minco, Oklahoma

3-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Starting 2021 NFR in 4th place

Regular Season Earnings: $84,990

Joined WPRA: 2016

Major 2021 regular season wins –

• San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, $17,215
• Livingston (Montana) Roundup, $4,680
• Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), $9,963

Fun Facts about Dona: When she rode in the grand entry in the 2019 NFR, she honored her late father, Don Frederickson who was a rodeo competitor, by riding in his saddle. She met her husband, Don Rule, in a saddle shop in Oklahoma City that the couple purchased and ran together. They built the WNFR saddles from 1988 – 1998. She has always ridden and trained horses. When they sold the shop and her children were raised, she pursued her dream of competing full-time. That dream was encouraged by High Valor, a sorrel gelding that is now 12 years old. “Valor” is a 2-time AQHA/WPRA Horse of the year.

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