Anna Lee Aldred

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The daughter of a racehorse trainer, Anna began riding at three and racing ponies at six. By twelve, she rode flat and relay races. She obtained her jockey’s license at eighteen; the first woman jockey in the U.S. A fierce competitor, Anna retired from racing in 1944 and started a riding school in California. One year later she began trick riding and performed in major rodeo shows throughout the western states.

1983 Cowgirl Honoree – Colorado

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1921-2006