Liberty Cunningham
Trick Rider-Barrel Racer-Roman Rider-Jumper-Dancer-Horse Trainer

Dusti Dickerson 3-C Arena Youth trick riding Champion

Liberty  has dreamed of being a trick rider since  a toddler when she saw Bethany Iles, 2020 PRCA Contract Act of the Year, perform. At age 8, she began lessons with Bethany’s former coach Jennifer Gatrel and performed her first show just couple months later with the Pegasus Riders and Bethany. 

Liberty expanded to Roman riding at age 10. She trained her Roman riding horses for this discipline herself. Blair was previously used by former trick rider Bailey Humble, and Cletus was previously a hog hunting and drill team horse.   

Horses were not new to Liberty when she began trick riding. She is a 3rd-generation rodeo cowgirl and comes from a competitive rodeo family. Her older sister is a World Champion goat tyer. Liberty has ridden since she was a baby and began competing in youth rodeos at age 5. She was in the Top 20 at the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in 2020 in barrel racing. She has also held several rodeo princess titles and is the current Interstate PRCA Rodeo Princess. 

She has experience in many equine disciplines including several rodeo events, English, jumping, reined cow horse, and reining. 

Beyond horses, Liberty began dance at age 3 and competitive dance at age 5. She has trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, tap, musical theatre and aerial. She’s won several awards including 2021 Prestige Dance National Champion. 

Liberty is in her school’s gifted education program. She enjoys reading and playing with her dogs. She lives with her mom and older siblings Lakin and Lane in eastern Kansas where they raise horses, cattle and goats.

Age: 11

Performance Horses:

 Cletus (Roman Riding/Trickriding)

Blair (Roman Riding/Trickriding) 

Elite or "E" (In Training!)

Goal(s): "I want to become stronger and faster in my trickriding, while at the same time growing to expand the number of tricks I know. It would be so cool to do Cheyenne Frontier Days, the NFR...basically the same dreams as Maddy! We think alike! I also want to get more familiar with the art of liberty training and someday in the far future, eventing."