Archives for Hall of Fame Honorees

Jane Pattie

Since the publication of her first article in 1958, Jane Pattie has harnessed her passion for the American West as an accomplished freelance writer and photographer who has authored more than 3,000 articles. She has been published in over twenty national and international magazines, including The Quarter Horse Journal, The Paint Horse Journal, Horse &...

Terri Kelly Moyers

Terri Kelly Moyers grew up with the innate desire to be an artist. As a child in Calgary, Alberta, she was always drawing and experimenting with art subjects, specifically depictions of horses.  Her work has been displayed at the Forbes Building in New York and at the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, and is...

Patricia E. Kelly

A former U.S. marine, award-winning community leader, and equestrian trailblazer, Patricia E. Kelly has been at the helm of the Hartford, CT-based non-profit organization Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. for the past 30+ years. Initially started in 1984 as a cultural and social enrichment organization for female equestrians, Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. serves over 300 youth annually, creating...

Frances Kavanaugh

Known as the “Cowgirl of the Typewriter,” Frances Kavanaugh Hecker was one of the few women writing western screenplays in Hollywood, a primarily male-dominated profession. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up around ranching in Houston which gave her what she called “the feeling of Westerns.” Her credits began with the Driftin’ Kid in 1941,...

May Owen, M.D.

Dr. May Owen committed to a career in medicine at the age of nine when she discovered her true passion was helping others. Her first patients were animals on her family’s farm in Falls County, Texas. While she attended high school in Fort Worth, Texas, she remained committed to helping her father on the farm...

Shirley Lucas Jauregui

Shirley Lucas Jauregui dreamed of owning and riding a horse while growing up on the edge of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Jauregui and her sister, Sharon, landed their first trick riding appearance at the 1948 Lakeside Rodeo followed by the Sheriff’s Rodeo at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The sister act juggled their nationally-known act, performing at the...

Sue Cunningham

Tasty traditions have always been served up in Jean Cates and Sue Cunningham’s family. Born in Turkey, Texas, the sisters learned what it meant to be real cowboy cooks thanks to their father. They began the C-Bar-C Chuckwagon and made history in 1992 when they walked away with the winnings at the Western Heritage Classic...

Jean Cates

Tasty traditions have always been served up in Jean Cates and Sue Cunningham’s family. Born in Turkey, Texas, the sisters learned what it meant to be real cowboy cooks thanks to their father. They began the C-Bar-C Chuckwagon and made history in 1992 when they walked away with the winnings at the Western Heritage Classic...

Mary Walker

The 2012 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion barrel racer, is a Texas native who showed determination and tremendous strength after overcoming a life-shattering tragedy and a debilitating injury. After months of physical therapy, she became the second-oldest woman, at age 53, to win the 2012 world title. Still competing, this athlete is currently ranked...
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