Faye Blackstone

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1982 Cowgirl Honoree – Florida

Biography

(1915-2011)

Faye taught herself to trick ride to break the boredom to and from school. At a local rodeo, Faye saw Mabel Strickland ride and thought, “That’s what I want to do.” Much to the chagrin of her parents, she began riding in rodeos, eventually marrying Vick Blackstone, a Texas cowboy. Faye and Vick were rodeo stars for thirteen years, during which Faye created new trick riding maneuvers, including the Reverse Fender Drag. The couple eventually settled in Florida to ranch.

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