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Anne Burnett Tandy

Anne grew up in Fort Worth and spent time on her father’s Triangle Ranch mastering the qualities of a top hand through her friendships with the cowboys. Heir to the Four Sixes and Triangle ranches, she was a noted quarter horse breeder and helped organize the American Quarter Horse Association. Married to Tandy Corporation founder...

Sandra Day O’Connor

Born in El Paso, Texas, Justice O’Connor grew up on her family’s isolated Arizona cattle ranch, learning to shoot and ride before she was eight. She attended Stanford Law School, and subsequently served as Arizona assistant attorney general. She was later appointed to a vacancy in the Arizona Senate, elected Superior Court judge, and appointed...

Arlene Kensinger

Although this cowgirl’s resume reads long and broad, Arlene is commonly known for her work with Cheyenne Frontier Days, where she acted as chief goodwill ambassador. Her interest in rodeo started as a teenager, and she dallied in trick riding and barrel racing. Arlene rode in the 1958 Brussels World Fair before adding trick water...

Kathy Daughn

Growing up in San Francisco, Kathy learned to ride on horses rented by the hour and volunteered at the Golden Gate Park stables. Eventually she began riding and showing hunter-jumpers before moving to Texas, where she learned to train and ride cutting horses. Making her mark in the cutting arena, she is the only woman...

Polly Burson

One of the premier stuntwomen in Hollywood history, Polly was born the daughter of Oregon ranchers and rodeo riders, beginning trick riding at fourteen and relay racing at eighteen. She decided to try her hand at stunt work in the movie industry, and worked on a variety of films, including The Perils of Pauline, and...