Archives for Hall of Fame Honorees

RADM (ret.) Christina Alvarado Shanahan

Rear Adm. (ret.) Alvarado is a registered nurse and holds a Masters of Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina. She has worked in the clinical areas of orthopedics, neurosurgery, and intensive care. Her Navy Reserve career began as a direct commissioned officer. She was called to active duty from 1990 to 1991...

Laura Wilson

From her early days working with Richard Avedon on his American West project, to her current interest in documenting the work of mountain lion hunters in Arizona, Laura Wilson's photographic career has been wide ranging and far reaching, but always firmly rooted in the West: its land, its traditions, and its people. Her award-winning books,...

Stacie Dieb McDavid

A businesswoman from an early age, Stacie opened and ran a franchise of 32 fitness centers across Texas and Florida by the age of 22. She is currently CEO of McDavid Investments Company, which involves real estate and investments, as well as overseeing the McDavid equine breeding/training/ranch operations. She is an avid competitor in the...

Janell Kleberg

A true cowgirl, Janell Kleberg has been involved with all aspects of ranch work, from breaking, training and showing horses with her husband to working cattle on properties in Texas, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. She also captured the images for her book Waiting for Daylight: King Ranch Images from the Past on horseback, working in...

Mayisha Akbar

Raised in a government housing project in a partially rural area of Los Angeles, Mayisha always had a passion for animals, especially horses. After becoming a successful real estate broker, she found a place in a little-known agricultural area of Compton called Richland Farms and decided to move her family there. She soon established her...

Dr. Angelika Trabert

Born in Germany in 1967, Angelika Trabert was born with no legs and only three fingers on one hand. Yet, she also has the ability to see beyond any obstacle in her life in order to be independent. At six, Angelika sat on a pony for the first time. The sense of freedom it gave...

Diane Scalese

Diane Astrup Scalese, through her talent as an engraver, has elevated the traditional trappings necessary in any cowgirl or cowboy’s life into functional works of art. Working in steel, silver, gold, brass, and platinum, her spurs, bridle bits, buckles, conchas, and firearms shine under her Western bright cut engraving. Raised on her family’s grain and...

Camilla Naprous

Born in 1986, Camilla Naprous grew up in the entertainment industry working with horses. She first performed with her family’s stunt team, The Devil’s Horsemen, when she was only 8 years old, Roman riding her two ponies at Wembley Arena in London for an audience of ten thousand. She spent her teenage years travelling across...

Caroline Lockhart

Caroline Lockhart was a journalist, bestselling Western author, rodeo founder, homesteader, and cattle queen. Her lifelong quest was to live the life of a cowgirl: independent, on horseback, in the beautiful, open country of the West. Raised by a Kansas cattle trader, Lockhart proved a talented horsewoman. Born in 1871 with an adventurous spirit, little...

Sherry Cervi

Legendary cowgirl Sherry Cervi combined a competitive spirit with a strong work ethic from a very young age.  Even as a child running barrels in her parents’ front yard on her stick horse, she was determined to do her best. That push to compete resulted in a career as the all-time highest earning cowgirl in...
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