Amberley Snyder is an American barrel racer champion, author, athlete, and motivational speaker. Amberley Snyder has competed in pole bending and breakaway roping.
Table of Biography
Amberley Snyder was born on January 29, 1991. She is from California, USA. She is presently 30 years old and her sun sign is Aquarius. Her parents are Tina (mother) and Cory Snyder (father). She has five siblings namely Ashley, JC, Taylor, Aubrey, and Autumn.
Therefore, she is the second oldest of her five siblings. At the age of 3, she began riding lessons and developed an unyielding passion for horses. Further, she attended Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education in 2015. Likewise, from the same university, she received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling in 2018.
Amberley started competing in rodeo barrel racing when she was just 7 years old. Then, she spent summer weekends barrel racing, pole bending, and breakaway roping. Later, she won the 2009 All-Around Cowgirl World Championship in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.
Also, she was the 2009–2010 Utah State FFA President. She had also got a job on the ‘Denver Stock Show.’ From a young age, she had a great sense of communication with her horses and connected with them on a very personal level.
Car crash and recovery
On January 10, 2010, she was driving from Utah to the National Western Stock Show. Unfortunately, she didn’t fasten her seat belt after a gas station stops in Rawlins, Wyoming. In less than 10 miles from the gas station, Amberley looked down to check her map, drifted into the other lane, and over-corrected. Then her truck slid off the road and rolled 7 times.
Moreover, Amberley was thrown from the truck and slammed into a fence post, which crushed her T-12 vertebra and left her paralyzed from the waist down. Immediately she was taken to ‘Rawlins Hospital’ and then life-flighted to Casper, Wyoming, for further surgery. However, with the help of physical therapy, and a seat belt on her saddle, she was later able to resume riding and competing in rodeo a year and a half later.
After accident achievements
Moreover, she transferred from Snow College to Utah State University where she was captain of the school’s National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team. Also, she won the Shane Drury “Nothin’ But Try” scholarship in the year 2014. In the following year, she won a fan exemption to compete in RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Then, she made a time of 15.3 seconds with her horse Power, only 0.6 seconds slower than the winning time. Likewise, in the year 2016, she was in the top 5 for the Rocky Mountain Pro Rodeo Association and also won her Women’s Professional Rodeo Association card. Now, she competes in the RAM Wilderness Circuit.
Additionally, she is now a popular motivational speaker. Likewise, she posts a weekly “Wheelchair Wednesday” video on social media showcasing everyday tasks that have become more challenging. Moreover, Amberley has also written an illustrated children’s book ‘Walk Ride Rodeo’ about overcoming adversity.
Furthermore, her story was portrayed in a Netflix biopic ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo.’. It was released on March 8, 2019. Amberley performed all the post-crash horse stunts in the film. Due to the similarity of their riding styles, her younger sister Autumn performed the pre-crash stunts. Also, she made a brief appearance as herself in the 3rd season of Yellowstone.
Coming over to her personal life, Amberley is in love with her horses and work. Therefore, she has never mentioned her love life in the past or present. As of now, she is most possibly single. Well, she might be waiting for her prince charming to come into her life. Moreover, she is indulging herself with her works and planning it to expand.
Amberley is a pretty girl standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. Similarly, she has a suitable weight of around 68 kilos. She has got a curvy and hot body figure. Therefore, her chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-30-36 inches respectively. Moreover, she wears number 10 (US) shoe size. Additionally, her eyes are gorgeous blue eyes and has blonde hair.
Social Media and Net Worth
Her Instagram page ‘@amberleysnyder’ has earned over 371K followers. She has gained over 439K followers on her Facebook page. Likewise, she has gained more than 8K followers on her ‘@SnyderAmberley’ Twitter account. And, her self-titled YouTube channel has earned over 32.5K subscribers.
Amberley must be earning a hefty amount of money from her career as an equestrian and author. However, her net worth as of 2021 sits at $10 million.