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.
Name: Stevi Hillman Age: 26 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.
Battle of the Piney Woods: SFA vs. SHSU
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 3:00pm
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 11:00am
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTSA Roadrunners Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 6:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. Prairie View A&M University Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 22, 2:30pm
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.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.