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Esther Hobart Morris

Hailed as a civil rights leader, Esther made significant headway in the fight for women’s suffrage when her influential efforts made it possible for women to vote in the Wyoming Territory in 1869. Her triumph there set a course for equality that would not be fully realized in the rest of the United States until...

Bonnie McCarroll

This champion bronc rider made rodeo history in 1922 by winning the cowgirl bronc riding championship at the two most prestigious rodeos in the nation, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the first Madison Square Garden Rodeo. One of the most famous rodeo snapshots ever taken is of Bonnie being thrown from a horse named Silver at...

Rose Cambra Freitas

Rose Cambra Freitas represents the best of Hawaiian cowboy or “paniolo” culture through sharing knowledge of the Western lifestyle with people of all ages. Recognized as one of Maui’s 100 most influential people in the past 100 years, Freitas co-founded the Maui All Girls and Junior Boys and Girls Rodeo Association, Hawaii’s only incorporated non-profit...

Sharon Camarillo

As an accomplished barrel racer, horsemanship clinician and four-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, Sharon made her mark on rodeo history as one of the select few women to co-announce the prestigious Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This Intercollegiate and Women’s Professional Rodeo champion is a passionate equestrian educator and teaches thousands of students how to...

Minnie Lou Bradley

Minnie Lou paved a way for young women to enter the arena of livestock breeding and management programs. She was the one of the first women to receive a degree in animal husbandry from Oklahoma State University and the first female member of the Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team. She was the first female president of...