Kade Sonnier Reflects on the Start of His Professional Rodeo Career

Kade Sonnier, rookie bareback rider and first time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier reflects on his journey as a newcomer in the sport of professional rodeo.

Throughout his rookie year, Sonnier learned valuable lessons from seasoned riders like Tim O’Connell and Jess Lockwood, highlighting the support and friendship within the rodeo community.

Sonnier’s hero and inspiration is his father, a former rodeo cowboy, showing Sonnier the value of persistence and dedication.

Sonnier finished out the 2023 season at No. 3 in the PRCA World Standings with $272,411 in earnings and is just getting started as the 24-year-old is looking to make his way back to the Thomas and Mack next December.