In the early 2000s if you heard “Man I feel like a woman” come on at an NBHA show, or any mega barrel race you knew to run to the fence because you were about to see the legendary HotShot likely take the lead. HotShot – registered as Nate Shilbar – was purchased out of a sale barn and trained by Peyton Raney who had tremendous success on him including winning the 1997 Rookie of the Year title and an NFR qualification. He won with Peyton until 2001 when Janet Stover leased him for the NFR winning a record setting amount to clinch her the World Championship – a record that would still hold today if his placings were tied to current NFR payouts – and then he went on to secure his spot in the history books with the Steinhoff girls. Jockeyed by Tanya, Tyrney, and Taylor Steinhoff for over a decade – HotShot continued to win until his passing in 2011. Tyrney Steinhoff Small took some time to share the legacy of HotShot with us and we know you all will love this one.
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