Jackie Worthington

Jackie was instrumental in the formation of the GRA; she helped to plan and found the association and served two terms as president. She learned to ride on her parent’s ranch, using everything from the milk-pen cows to the broodmares to train. Jackie’s thirteen-year rodeo career saw 23 world championship wins. A graduate of Texas...

Elenor (Sissy) Thurman

Sissy began riding horses at five years old and competed in her first barrel race event at eleven. Born in Galveston, she served as rodeo queen for local rodeo and stock shows and was a tap dancer and teacher before she began to rodeo professionally. Sissy went on to become one of the country’s top...

Alice Greenough Orr

Though she grew up on a working ranch, Alice’s rodeo life began with Jack King’s Wild West Show riding saddle broncs; she also did trick riding and occasionally rode bulls. Alice became an international rodeo star, performing in 46 states, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, England, and Australia and winning four World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider...