Robyn Samsel, Cloverdale, Ind., was born on the end of a halter and has never looked back. She grew up on the show road while her parents, Ted and Ethel Kelley, owned and managed Rainbow Cattle Service.
Robyn was tied across the aisle from a young man from Indiana one year at the junior nationals and several years later the same young man proposed to her at the junior nationals. Ryan and Robyn Samsel were married in 2007 and live in Cloverdale, Ind., where they own and operate Samsel Cattle Company.
Robyn splits her time between Indiana and Texas. She has helped prep and show cattle for the family business, RCS, and has helped prep national champions for KLD Show Cattle, Rockin W Ranch, Coyote Ridge, Rocking Chair Ranch, Worrell Enterprises and numerous others.
She has continued at Barber Ranch, where she has been the showbarn herdsman for the past four years. During Robyn’s time at Barber Ranch, the operation has exhibited some impressive national champions, most notably two-time supreme champion bull, BR Belle Air 6011.