It is a Loaded Lineup of Ladies in the Breakaway Roping for the 49th Canadian Finals Rodeo
As we approach the third year of breakaway roping in the Canadian Finals Rodeo, there’s going to be a new CPRA Champion as Kendal Pierson did not qualify this season.
No. 1 Aubrey Ross, $21,109
After turning pro in 2022, Ross heads into her first ever CFR as the cowgirl to beat at just 16-years-old. She notched wins in Dawson Spring Creek, Leduc, Bonnyville and Innisfail. She lists her other occupation as being a Grade 11 student.
No. 2 Jenna Dallyn, $20,314
With roots deep in Canadian rodeo, it is no shock that Dallyn comes into her third consecutive CFR sitting No. 2 in the CPRA Standings. A 2.1 at Rimbley’s West of the 5th Rodeo was her best of the season and one of the paydays that contributed to her $20,000 in earnings.
No. 3 Shaya Biever, $18,510
Returning to Red Deer for the second time is Biever, whose young career is off to a hot start. Claiming the Championship at the SMS Equipment Pro Tour Finals, Teepee Creek Stampede and Wainwright Stampede gave Biever the edge she needed to come to the CFR near the top.
No. 4 Shelby Boisjoli, $17,727
The four-time National Finals Rodeo breakaway roper and Canada native has cinched her first trip to her country’s National Finals. She won five Alberta rodeos in 2023 and finished second at two others.
No. 5 Makayla Boisjoli, $17,246
The older of the Boisjoli sisters, Makayla, comes into Red Deer inside the Top 5. With the Stavely Pro Rodeo and Dawson Creek Stampede Championships under her belt this season, Boisjoli is capable of climbing the standings to that top spot.
No. 6 Bradi Whiteside, $14,116
Bradi is an All-Around hand on the women’s side of rodeo. She will be making her third appearance in both breakaway roping and barrel racing this year.
No. 7 Lawire Saunders, $13,767
The former University of Calgary basketball player has now earned her first trip to Red Deer. She claimed the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo in July with a 2.2-second run while placing second at five other rodeos including Leduc and Williams Lake.
No. 8 Bailey Hines, $12,653
Hines is returning to the CFR after missing out in 2022. The Marwayne, Alberta cowgirl has placed at her hometown rodeo all three years of professional rodeo and still has a chance at that coveted CFR title.
No. 9 Kylie Whiteside, $12,138
Keeping with the family legacy, Kylie is also an All-Around hand competing in both barrel racing and breakaway. Her breakaway highlights of the regular season include winning the Sundre Pro Rodeo and making the Short Round in Wainwright.
No. 10 Lakota Bird, $11,720
Another Canadian legacy and one of the eight sibling duos to appear in Red Deer this year, Bird will do what she does best on some of Canada’s best horsepower. She split the win at Rocky Pro Rodeo this season before capping it off with her third consecutive CFR qualification.
No. 11 Macy Auclair, $10,724
The Ponoka cowgirl is heading to Red Deer for the first time after a standout regular season. On top of running her own business, Rae1976, Auclair won Cranbrook Pro Rodeo, Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo and split the win at the Medicine Hat Stampede.
No. 12 Caitlynn Dahm, $10,668
The Kansas breakaway roper made herself right at home in Canada to get her second CFR qualification. She claimed the win in High River and Coronation, Alberta while also taking the win in Williams Lake and Merritt, British Columbia on two great horses, one of which was just being seasoned.