Hailey Kinsel

Hailey Kinsel, also known as Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, is a renowned rodeo competitor specializing in barrel racing. Born on October 3, 1994, in Cotulla, Texas, Kinsel has made a name for herself as a four-time World Barrel Racing Champion, securing the title in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). She has also won the NFR Average title once in 2020. Kinsel’s passion for rodeo began in her adolescence, and she has been competing professionally since her high school and college years.

Here we have Hailey Kinsel’s net worth, career earnings, professional career, achievements, relationship status, and more.

About Hailey Kinsel

Hailey Kinsel was born on October 3, 1994, in Cotulla, Texas, to parents Dan and Leslie Kinsel. Both her parents have a strong equestrian background, with her mother being a former Miss Rodeo Texas in 1980. 

The Kinsel family owns a commercial beef cattle ranch, and their rodeo backgrounds played a significant role in fostering Hailey’s interest in rodeo and horses.

Growing up, Hailey and her older brother Matt were encouraged by their parents to participate in rodeo, among other sports, academic, and livestock events. 

Initially, Hailey showed a preference for gymnastics, but her interest shifted toward barrel racing and rodeo when she turned 11.

Early Life

Hailey Kinsel’s early life was deeply rooted in rodeo and equestrian activities, thanks to her family’s background and their cattle ranch. 

At the age of 13, she received her first dedicated barrel horse, Josey, who she competed with throughout junior high school and high school. 

However, when Josey got injured, Kinsel began competing on a gelding named Thunder Stones, nicknamed TJ, throughout her college years.

Professional Career

Kinsel’s professional career took off when she qualified for RFD-TV’s The American in 2017, splitting a $1 million side pot. 

This win boosted her confidence and provided her with extra spending money. That same year, she won the championship buckle at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. 

Her successful qualification at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo led to a gold medal and $60,000, placing her 7th in the world and paving the way for her first NFR qualifying trip to Las Vegas.

Hailey Kinsel’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, Hailey Kinsel’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. The majority of her income comes from her successful career as a rodeo rider.

Career Earnings

In 2020, Kinsel finished the season with total earnings of $349,076, coming close to her own 2018 record of $350,700.

As of the 2023 regular season, her career earnings through the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) stand at $105,776.

YearHighlights and Achievements
2022Won Ellensburg Rodeo, Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
2021Highest money earner among WPRA Barrel Racers for the Fourth of July ($22,238), Won Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo, Tri-State Rodeo, Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo, Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Ogden Pioneer Days, Livingston Round-up
2020Set a new record on a standard barrel pattern at a PRCA/WPRA rodeo, Won Wrangler NFR average title, Finished the year with $349,076
2019First WPRA barrel racer to win back-to-back titles since Kelly Kaminski in 2004-2005, Finished the year with $290,020
2018Won her first world title, Set a new season earnings record with $350,700
2017Moved from seventh in the world to reserve world champion, Set a new arena record at the NFR with a 13.11 during the third round, Set a new earnings record at the NFR after winning $189,385
2016Won the Elizabeth Stampede, the Longview PRCA Rodeo, the Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, and the Hugo PRCA Rodeo
2015Finished ranked 19th in the WPRA Rookie of the Year standings with $4,880

Personal Details

NameHailey Kinsel
OccupationRodeo Competitor
DisciplineBarrel Racing
Date of BirthOctober 3, 1994
BirthplaceCotulla, Texas, US
Net Worth $4 million 
Husband Jess Lockwood 
Major Wins/Championships2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Barrel Racing Championship
Significant HorsesDM Sissy Hayday “Sister”, Thunder Stones “TJ”


Hailey Kinsel, a four-time World Barrel Racing Champion, was previously married to Jess Lockwood, a professional rodeo cowboy who specializes in bull riding and is a two-time Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion. 

The couple started dating in April 2018 and got engaged in March 2019. They exchanged their vows in a cowboy-themed wedding ceremony on October 25, 2019.

How Old is Hailey Kinsel?

As of November 27, 2023, Hailey Kinsel is 29 years old.

What is her nationality?

She is an American.

Career Statistics

YearWorld TitlesNFR Average TitlesNFR QualificationsEarnings

FAQs About Hailey Kinsel 

When was Hailey Kinsel born?

Hailey Kinsel was born on October 3, 1994.

How many World Barrel Racing Championships has she won?

She has won the World Barrel Racing Championship four times, in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022.

What is her net worth in 2023?

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

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