Cayla and Zac Small
Zac entered his first NFR in 10th place with $69,268 in regular season earnings. Zac and Cayla were married on Oct. 29, just a few days after his white coat ceremony at school. His motivation to become a vet comes from loving animals and watching his father Dr. Tony Small. They have a family business, Flying Cow Genetics where Zacâ€™s mom, Kristi, and sister, Courtney, work. His older brother Blair manages their indoor arena.
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2016 Cayla Small Qualifies for her first NRF
Horses: Shameon U "Gator" (8-year old Dun gelding) - Sire: Fameonu/Dam: Gay Sunny Delight; Brookstone Jo "Brookstone" (7-year old Chestnut gelding) - Sire: Brookstone Bay/Dam: Sheza Jo Baby Jo; Docs Frosty Blue Bar "Mighty Whitey" (8-year old Cremello gelding) - Sire: TT Dakota Kitabars/Dam: Yonder Grace Goes ; LTF Jets Last Dance "Silver" (10-year old gray gelding) - Sire: Foxys Sun Frost/Dam: Himito Copy Girl
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WPRA 2016 Rookie of the Year Cayla Melby Small
› Entered her first Wrangler NFR ranked 10th; placed in three rounds and named the 2016 WPRA Rookie of the Year.
› Qualified for the NFR and Canadian Finals Rodeo at the age of 18
› Won Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo
› Won the Central Montana Ram Pro Rodeo (Lewiston, Mont.)
› Finished second at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo
› Finished second to her mom, Jane, at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.).
› Won the Benalto (Alberta) Stampede
› Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede
› Qualified for the Calgary Stampede.
› Won the Innisfail (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
› Won the Marshall (Texas) Pro Rodeo
› Won first round at Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and was second in the average
› Won the first round at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo.
› Won the Mid Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.)