In addition to traveling the rodeo circuit with John, Nancy clerked a cattle sale for twenty years and founded Tatum Hay Sales, which has been a successful family business for 32 years.
Today, Nancy and Shane run the business together with the able assistance of long time employee, Ricardo Portillo, who, according to Nancy, is the real reason for the longevity and success of Tatum Hay Sales.
Nancy joined NSPRA in 1991 and quickly made her mark in the ribbon roping and barrel racing events. Teamed up with the great roper, Lawrence Coffee, she won three World Champion Ribbon Runner titles.
Mounted on her “wonderful” mare, Natalie, she won a World Champion Barrel Racer title. Her success in the two events led to winning two World Champion All Around titles and one reserve title.