Goat Tying Coach
Tina Litkenhus, from Lawrenceburg KY, has been riding horses her whole life. Her and her husband Mark both have decades of rodeo experience and involvement, both having held cards in IPRA, Mid States Rodeo Association and National Cowboy Association as well as having served as State Directors for the Jr High School Rodeo Association of KY. Tina currently teaches goat tying lessons and continues to barrel race and rodeo. Rodeo is a passion of hers and she is incredibly excited to be a part of the University of Kentucky Rodeo Team!
Head Coach, Barrel Coach
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.
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.
Fawn & Chad Armstrong
Fawn and Chad Armstrong own and operate Armor ranch in Harrodsburg KY - a full service training facility specializing in Colt Starting, Roping and Ranch horses. They have trained several rope horses of which they have campaigned and won on and that have gone on to compete at the highest levels. Fawn started showing horses at a young age, competing in western and hunt seat disciplines as well as gymkhana. Chad started riding rough stock in the APRA and PRCA First Frontier Rodeo Circuit before trading his bull rope for a team rope. In 2008, they decided Team Roping was the direction they wanted to go. Starting out on the east coast and in 2011 relocating to Kentucky. Together they hold an extensive list of accomplishments in the rodeo arena and are excited to join the team as coaches!