Born in Brownwood, Texas, LaTonne was the World Champion Barrel Racer in 1950 and 1954. She rode her horse “Little Joe”, on the barrels, then her daddy, Royce Sewalt, would rope and haze on him.
She started barrel racing in 1949 at the age of 9, using a trick riding saddle. She was, at that time, the youngest GRA World Champion in history. Summertime was the busy time for the Sewalts on the road, but school is where she would be during the winter. The only time off from school was for a few of the big indoor rodeos.
La Tonne Sewalt Enright currently lives in Decatur, Texas, and is proud of have had her father inducted into the TRCHF in 2002 and her brother, Ronnye, inducted in 2001.