Archives for Hall of Fame Honorees

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...

Cathy A Smith

An artist dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century cowboy/girl and the Plains Indians. Her expansive knowledge is expressed through painting, bead and quillwork, motion picture costume design, and historical consultation. Her work in the epic Western film starring Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves,” set the standard for authenticity in Western film making. She...

Eleanor Green, DVM

A pioneer for women in equine veterinary medicine for four decades, is the first female dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Her many other firsts in the profession include being the first female president of three national veterinary associations, the American Association of Equine...

Stacy Westfall

Westfall received her first pony at age six and has claimed to be “obsessed with horses from the beginning,” and continued working with horses throughout her childhood. While in high school Westfall began competing in jumping and barrel racing. In 1997 the horsewoman earned an Equestrian Studies degree at The University of Findlay in Ohio....

Barbra Schulte

Barbra Schulte is a respected author, trainer, and clinician who has had a lifetime involvement with horses. Growing up on a ranch, Schulte helped market and show her family’s horses and she competed in several events including reining and cutting. Taking time to focus on her education, in 1977 Schulte earned a Master’s Degree from...

Sunny Hale

The highest ranked woman polo player in the United States, Sunny Hale pursued a career in “the sport of kings” which was and still is greatly dominated by men.  Hale began competing at age four, entered her first polo tournament at ten, was teaching polo at twelve, and was first hired as a professional player...
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