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Louise Serpa

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Louise was the first woman sanctioned by the RCA to photograph rodeo action inside the arena and spent the next thirty years capturing the action there. Credited with revolutionizing thinking about bodies in motion with her black-and-white images of rodeo events, Louise grew up in New York City, attended Vassar and went west at the...

Julie Krone

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Since her earliest tomboy days, Julie knew what she wanted. Nothing but racing held her interest. She began her career exercising horses at Churchill Downs and was racing in a year. Eventually earning over $80 million in purses, Julie made more than 3,500 trips to the winner’s circle. She retired as the top female jockey...

Suzanne Norton Jones

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Suzanne is one of the most influential trainers, breeders and judges in the equestrian world. The daughter of an army cavalryman, she began showing horses at four. Her career saw her win virtually every major horse show in North America and become one of the top quarter horse breeders. Suzanne acquired judging cards in several...

Bertha Blancett

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A pioneer in women’s rodeo competition, Bertha was the first woman to ride broncs at Cheyenne, marking the start of female participation in rodeos. Making a name for herself as a bronc rider, she joined several Wild West shows, including the 101 Ranch Show, where she married Del Blancett. Bertha moved to California where, with...