Trina Shane Powers-Hadley was born March 5, 1963 to parents Louis and Jayne Powers. Raised in Sonora, Texas in the rodeo environment as Louis was a founding Turtle member of our professional association now known as the PRCA. Louis was also an inductee to the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame in Pecos, Texas. Trina’s husband of 32 years is PRCA Gold Card member and Mountain States Calf Roper Champion, Jim Hadley who together have two children; PRCA steer wrestler, Shane Hadley and daughter, Shiloh Napp in addition to being blessed with son-in-law, Andrew Napp and grandchildren, Paysen, Aiden and Kaisley Napp.
Being brought up in Texas no doubt bridged the move back that brought both Jim and I to Stephenville, Texas after ranching many years in Wyoming while our children were growing up. I’m so grateful to have worked on a truly traditional working cattle ranch that all our rodeo heritage was built on. After my dad died I did not rope or compete for almost a decade until I married Jim. I entered an all-girl in Lysite, Wyoming and won the breakaway roping never knowing how much I had missed competing until that moment. Besides the years our children’s rodeo was the priority – roping has been my solace. There is a humble sense of pride for aiding in the women’s association following suit with the PRCA in the division of team ropers forming the split of money/points individually into headers and heelers for qualifications to the WNFR that hopefully shows the reciprocal blessings intended. Out of the arena the proudest cowgirl moment would have been in the pasture moving 700 head of yearlings with only one other person horseback and ‘spotter’ on a 4-wheeler moving them almost 20 miles successfully. The Rope the Rockies team roping win against all level of ropers; men, women and children as a 5 head format is a most honored victory along with every win that allowed the qualifications to the Women’s National Finals Rodeo. I appreciated being able to join efforts with the greatest producers at the time and those that have kept our sport in the forward progress that we witness today. As a stage 3 ovarian cancer and BRACA 2 survivor with a recent double mastectomy I’m so proud of the ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ awareness and I thank God for making me a cowgirl and for being blessed by so many as a direct result of the rodeo world.