Danielle Lowman’s Father and First Breakaway Horse Made Her the Breakaway Roper She is Today

Arizona’s Danielle Lowman is a super star in the breakaway roping arena and she looks back at how she got here.

Danielle Lowman is an Arizona cowgirl who grew up horseback with her dad. She gave team roping a shot when she was eight or nine but it was her sophomore year in high school when Lowman got serious about rodeo.

Her dad pushed her to breakaway rope but Lowman looks back and says she was such a team roper in high school.

Tragically, Lowman lost her father her senior year to cancer.

“He roped, easy for him to go to a jackpot on weekends and work Monday through Friday. That was kind of his thing, you know, to support us,” Lowman said.

For Lowman, her father was a great role model and a great roper that has motivate her to be who she is today. She picked up breakaway roping in college and three years later she bought her first breakaway horse, Little Moe. He would start her career and give her the confidence to go on before ringbone took him out of the game.

“I think he was such a confidence booster for me. He set the page, you know, me and him, we got along so well. In a short period of time he made me who I am today. All the confidence I have is from him,” Lowman said.

Lowman’s horses today have big shoes to fill but she says they are getting there and she is excited. Her 2024 season has started with arena records and many sub two-second runs but as she looks forward to the rest, she stays grateful and thankful while trying to be the best she can everyday.

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