Stephanie Fryar is a winner at all levels from the futurities to the professional ranks. She made her first NFR in 2008 and finished 16th in the world in 2021, but has had countless big wins and successes in between. From being the Texas Circuit Rookie of the Year, a 4x TX Circuit Finalist, and the Blue Collar Breeders 2019 Futurity Champion, taking home $50,000, she has taken multiple horses through the ranks and continues to win on them today. She shared how she manages the ups and downs of barrel racing, and what her 2022 season looks like as she shoots for the 2022 National Finals Rodeo.
Wondering how Stephanie Fryar got to her first NFR?
“The goal in 2008 was to figure out the rodeos. At the end of the year, I was sitting in the top 20 and almost went home,” Fryar said. “Tammy Fischer called me and said that I had a shot at making the finals, and told me where to enter and how to finish the year. We took off and Salina won five out of the six rodeos that weekend, set three arena records, and just took to it.”
Stephanie Fryar talks about her start in the team roping pen, her background, and how rodeo is really all she’s ever known. Learn about the barrel horses that made Stephanie Fryar who she is today, like who she won $50,000 at the 2019 Blue Collar Breeders Futurity aboard. Most people know Stephanie Fryar as an NFR qualifier, but she is a winner at all levels of the barrel racing game.