Archives for Hall of Fame Honorees

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...

Margaret McGinley Dickens

Dickens has dedicated her life to helping others, pioneering the use of horses to facilitate healing – both emotional and physical – in children and adults alike. As a young girl, she felt fascination, even a spiritual connection to horses. She attended college to study physical education specifically to teach horseback riding. She taught horsemanship...

Jacqueline Smith McEntire

McEntire’s first brush with fame came at an early age, when she often led her fellow classmates and teachers in “The Star Spangled Banner” during school assemblies. Her parents didn’t have the extra funds for her to pursue a singing career, so she earned her teaching certificate from the state of Oklahoma and began riding...

Ashley Collins

When Collins moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, she arrived with no resources besides her talent, work ethic, and a passion to paint what had inspired and sustained her throughout her childhood: the soul of the horse. During a difficult upbringing, Collins found her greatest teacher in a disabled horse named Chief. He...

Mary Burger

A barrel racer for five decades and with 11 World Championships over that time, Burger is a trailblazer with longevity. At a young age, she was diagnosed with Perthes Disease, which is a painful and debilitating illness that causes inflammation and arthritic-like symptoms in the hip sockets. Her father had her ride horses to ease...

Reba McEntire

The legendary Oklahoma native has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 7 CMA Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, in addition to an...
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