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Not Her First Rodeo

When Stephanie Feild kicks it at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to support her world champion bareback rider husband, Kaycee, she does it in her Steve Madden or Ariat cowgirl boots — and sometimes a pink silk dress.

Stephanie Feild might spend most of her days running kids around town in sneakers, but inside her closet is a Carrie Underwood-worthy cowgirl boot collection. 

   Stephanie grew up in Montana, and met her husband, Kaycee Feild, at a rodeo in Wyoming. Kaycee is a world-champion bareback rider from Payson and today they live on a beautiful property in Genola with their three children. 

   “Kaycee has been sponsored by Ariat for years and they always send me amazing shoes,” Stephanie says. “They know I love a heel, so whenever they have a boot with some height, I’m all about it.” 

   Kaycee has been on the rodeo circuit for 16 years, and Stephanie has been beside him through it all. When they started attending the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo every year, Stephanie realized what a fun opportunity it was to dress up. The event is like the Super Bowl of the rodeo world, and there are galas and dinners to attend throughout the 10-day event. 

   “It’s always held in Vegas, and because it’s Vegas there is an ‘anything goes’ approach,” Stephanie says. “You see anything and everything!” 

   When Stephanie packs for NFR, she starts by ordering a big haul of options online. Then she invites over her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and one of her close friends to help her choose the winning styles. Stephanie’s daughters, Chaimberlyn and Remingtyn, sometimes offer up their unsolicited opinions.

   “I had this cute feathery pink top I wore one year that they did not like,” Stephanie laughs. “Remi didn’t tell me, but her cousin let it slip.” 

   Her all-time favorite look? The pink satin dress she wore to the opening night of the NFR in 2021. 

   “It was a little more daring than I was used to, but I took a risk and I ended up getting so many compliments,” Stephanie says. “It was a really pretty light pink silk dress with a corset top.” 

   The biggest lesson Stephanie has learned when it comes to fashion is honing in on what makes you feel confident. 

   “I didn’t really know myself and what I liked until I was 25,” she says. “Knowing what you like and feel confident in is key. Don’t overthink it or wear something just because it’s trendy.” 

   While Kaycee just recently retired from professional rodeo this past year, Stephanie will keep looking for opportunities to strut her boot collection.