Our Coaches


Kelly Curry

Kelly Curry is a professional barrel racer, a full-time equine trainer, and has been training horses for more than 15 years.

In 2006, Kelly joined High School rodeo which launched her barrel racing career into full swing. Kelly also competed in the southwest and Ozark region of NIRA throughout college on rodeo scholarships.

Kelly now owns and operates a fully functioning equine training, breeding, boarding, and conditioning facility that is the home to the UKRT. With Kelly's past in rodeo and training, the UK Rodeo Team is glad to have her as our barrel coach!

Our barrel racing girls have been lucky to have the opportunity to travel with Kelly as she makes her return to professional rodeo.



Sean and his wife, Hellena, own and operate Shadow Hills Ranch in Paris, KY. They are a working cattle ranch and equine operation that also hosts western events such as cattle sorting, clinics, and roping. Coach Sean is very excited to meet everyone and share what he has learned over the years!


Jimmie Marshall

Jimmie is a veteran of the rodeo scene. He spent many years competing in PRCA/IPRA competitions. He is a bull riding money earner and has won many buckles. His most important achievement is being able to help the future competitors of rodeo by being part of the UKRT.