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Donna Howell-Sickles

Donna Howell-Sickles has taken the image and idea of the cowgirl beyond charcoal lines and into reality. She has explored the layers beneath the cowgirl’s engaging exterior for more than thirty years. A vintage postcard featuring a cowgirl with ruby red lips atop her horse instilled in Donna a fascination with the cowgirl spirit. The...

Terry Stuart Forst

Terry Stuart Forst, a rancher and innovator, manages the oldest family ranch in Oklahoma – the 7S Stuart Ranch. Under her leadership, her family’s ranch has become one of the most profitable in the Southwest, one of the best North American quarter horse ranches in the nation and earned the AQHA Best Remuda Award in...

Nellie Cashman

Nellie Cashman, an Irish-born pioneer, secured her place in American history as one of the few female business owners in the arduous American West. Nellie owned and operated boarding houses and restaurants throughout her life from Alaska to Arizona. Miners had restful quarters and good meals thanks to her kindness and generosity. A devoted philanthropist,...

Kalyn Brooks

Known as the “Miracle Barrel Racer,” Kalyn Brooks overcame all the barriers posed by her physical limitations, living an accomplished life in and outside of the rodeo arena. She was born with numerous birth defects: abnormalities of the hands and legs, profound deafness and growth hormone deficiency. However, Kalyn’s drive to win kept her going....