Reeves, Shelly Kendall
Class of 2022
From the time she was born, she was always involved with horses. It made it easier for Shelly to get into rodeo where her siblings were all tough rodeo competitors. She made her way through 4-H and Little Britches which phased her into high school rodeo and on into the pro rodeos. Shelly won her first trophy at age 5 in 4-h. Shelly went on to be very competitive in the Little Britches Rodeos, where she won many trophies and events. All the horses she rode were home grown, raised, and trained.
Shelly went to National HS Finals 3 times and won Idaho State Barrel Racing once.
The year she won state, there was a program called the Nestea Teenage Challenge. The top two contestants from Idaho got to compete against the other top contestants in the Northwest. Winning that event, she secured her ticket to go to the NFR and run against the pro girls in Oklahoma City, Ok.
Shelly college rodeoed at CSI for two years under the great Shawn Davis. She was an all-around cowgirl, like always, running barrels, team roping, breakaway roping, and goat tying. She had to miss a college rodeo because she was qualified for the Wilderness Circuit Finals. Through College Rodeo, shelly also qualified for the Shriners Northwest Challenge held in Walla Walla, Washington.
Some of Shelly’s favorite wins include the short go at Ellensburg Washington, placed at Tucson Arizona, Huston Texas, Denver Colorado, the Cow Palace, Walla Walla Washington and of course qualifying twice for the Dodge Circuit Finals.