Cowboy Diaries 2013: Stevi Hillman, Hospital Worker and Girl Horse Trainer By Day
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call himself a cowboy -- and mean it.
Steve Jansen Stevi Hillman, barrel racing
Name: Stevi Hillman
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
Event: Barrel Racing
I'm named after Stevie Nicks. I'm originally from a small town called Ordway, Colorado.
This is my first time at RodeoHouston. I'm very excited. This year, my favorite rodeo has probably been Salinas and Deadwood.
I've been riding since I was two years old. I've competed in pro rodeo the last couple of years.
My favorite part about rodeoing is the people. It's like a family.
When I'm not rodeoing, I'm a radiologic technician, so I work at a hospital doing X-rays. I like to play lots of sports -- basketball, volleyball. My full-time job at home is training young maternity horses.