Tana Dirks | Lakota Young Professional

Tana Dirks

Strong-willed, full of faith, and passion.

Tana Dirks, Barrel Racing
Hometown: Rice, MN
Riding Style: Western
Specific Styles: Barrel Racing
Primary Horse’s Name: RW Driften Frechman


My name is Tana Dirks, I am 19 years old and have been riding horses since I was five! I was in 4-H for ten years, so horsemanship is a lesson we would learn daily. When I first started my horse career I took quite a jump. I started off as most individuals in small horse shows. Then the next year I went right into amateur rodeos, and when I was of age I applied for my professional permit. So I am currently in the process of working to fill that.

I have won a few awards that included reserve champion pole bending, and top five in the 2D of a barrel racing series. Two individuals I aspire to are Sherry Cervi and Fallon Taylor. Cervi’s riding is absolutely flawless, and Taylor inspired everyone to wear a helmet when they ride (which is what I’ve been doing since I was riding). One thing I love about even the small stuff I do is inspiring the younger generations to work hard for what you want, and to make good decisions.

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Instagram: tanadirks

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