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Teri McCleod

Class of 2020

While attending Oregon State University Teri boarded her horse where the rodeo team practiced and before she knew it, she was roping, tying goats and running barrels. Teri entered her first college rodeo only 4 months after her introduction to rodeo, placing in the goat tying. The following two years she made the OSU Women’s Rodeo Team, qualifying for the NIRA Finals in Bozeman, MT. Teri trained her first barrel horse, who was off the track by loping around pine trees in a sandy pasture. They placed at their first Rodeo in Sisters, Oregon. Terri moved to Caldwell Idaho and filled her WPRA permit bought her card and made the Wilderness Circuit Finals in 1980. She served as the Barrel racing director in the Idaho Cowboys Association and started training young Barrel horses. During the 1980’s and 90’s with help from her husband Sandy, Teri trained many futurity colts winning multiple championships on multiple horses. Teri and a group of hard-working people not only saved the Idaho Barrel Futurity but built it to be one of the top Northwest futurities during the 1980’s.
During the 1990’s with two talented barrel horses in her barn the WPRA came back into focus. Teri rodeo mostly in the Columbia River and Wilderness circuits qualifying multiple times for the Wilderness Circuit Finals. In 1994 she was elected to the WPRA Board as the Wilderness Circuit Director, a position she held for 10 years.
She is a Gold Card holder and was recently honored with a Lifetime Membership to the WPRA for dedication and outstanding service to the association.

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