Suzzanne grew up on a ranch in Ft. Duchesne, Utah along with three older brothers. At an early age she began riding and was involved in showing Paint horses. She learned and developed her riding and horsemanship skills as she advanced to High School, Intercollegiate, and Professional Rodeo competition.
Suzzanne has dedicated much of her life to the improvement of horsemanship and public relations for the world of Womenâ€™s Professional Rodeo. She was the first woman to represent Utah at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, qualifying and competed four timesâ€“ 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988. This was a pivotal point of putting Utah women on the map in the world of professional barrel racing.
Not only was Suzzanne a competitor she also served as the Wilderness Circuit Director on the Womenâ€™s Professional Rodeo Association board. As a WPRA director, Suzzanne was always looking for ways to improve the sport of rodeo for women. She took on the task of getting equal pay and additional added money for womenâ€™s barrel racing. This involved working countless hours with Pro-rodeo committees to acquire more sanctioned barrel races at their rodeos. Suzzanne also supports local 4-H groups, barrel races, and other youth organizations and groups.
Along with her husband Jake, she enjoys living on the Fausett Ranch, where they produce and sell foals to barrel racing hopefuls. Together they have three beautiful daughters, Katelyn, Dianne, and Libby.
â€œA good barrel horse is born, not made. They love what they are doing, they are aggressive, and crave speed.â€
Suzzanne Fausett Huffman