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Meet the Member Trevor Hebert
story by Claire Vincent
Trevor Hebert is the 17 year old junior from Santamall Gator High school who has been riding bulls since he was six years old. Prairieville, Louisiana is Trevor calls home with his parents Gary and Amie Hebert, and his older brother Trey. Trevor’s dad, Gary, rode bulls and calf roped when he was younger. His mom, Amie, never rodeoed, but his brother, Trey, roped calves in high school. Trevor and his family have had bucking bulls for as long as he can remember. TTH Bucking Bulls usually buck at high school rodeos, LRCA rodeos, and several other bull ridings.
Trevor always has a game plan. He checks the draw and studies all the bulls in the pen, so he knows what moves they are going to make. Trevor says “If a bull is going to go right, I want to be prepared to make that move, if the bull is going to go left, I want to be ready to go left.” Although it may seem like Trevor thinks about his ride, he doesn’t stress about it too much. He makes a game plan before he makes his ride that way when he gets in the chute he can just relax and go do his job. Trevor says, “When I get in the chute I stop thinking so much, breathe, and tell myself to just go where the bull goes.”
He has been a member of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association since he was in sixth grade, and says he has met a lot of good people and has made some of his best friends through this association. Taylor Allen is his traveling partner, and they go to almost every rodeo together. In 2016, Trevor won the Junior Bull Riding at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. He says this is his favorite win because he got to ride in the same arena as world class bull riders that he looks up to like JB Mauney and Sage Kimzey. In December of 2017, he was crowned the Miniature Bull Riding Champion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trevor was also the Louisiana Junior High School Rodeo Association State Champion bull rider in 2017, and the LHSRA state champion bull rider in 2020. He says none of these wins would be possible without his dad. “My dad really knows his stuff. He helps me in the practice pen and on the bucking barrel.”
It’s apparent Trevor’s passion is bull riding, so it only makes sense that his idol shares the same passion with him. Not only is Chris Shivers a very good friend to Trevor and his family, but he has made his marks in the record books. Chis Shivers is a two- time PBR world champion bull rider from Louisiana.
Trevor’s world revolves around riding bulls, but in his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers. In the future, Trevor plans to be a welder and a professional bull rider. He says his future goals are to win another LHSRA state championship then go onto win a PRCA world championship, and be a PBR world champion. Trevor has big dreams of becoming one of the best bull riders in history, and he is thankful for his family, friends, and American Hat Company for staying by his side while he is chasing his dreams.