Chayni Chamberlain at 9 years old 2015

NINE-year old Chayni Chamberlain captured the hearts of America’s rodeo fans after finishing seventh in her event at The America Rodeo in Texas.

The youngest of nearly 500 competitors, after Chayni won the barrel racing event at Fort Worth she told Amy Wilson of RFD-TV that if she best the field in the finals, she’d give most of her prize money to charity.

After winning $50,000 by turning in the fastest time as a barrel racer in the American Semi-Finals Rodeo in late February, Chayni lined up against the nation’s best riders at the American Rodeo at the AT & T Cowboy Stadium in Arlington.

Great look behind the scenes in the video…