2023 FWSSR Jerry Ann Taylor Award Winner

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Feb. 4, 2023) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame awarded the Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Award during the final round of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last Saturday night at the Dickies Arena. The award was taken home by second-time winner and WPRA barrel racer, Sissy Winn. She was awarded $5,000 and an Outlaw Spirits custom cuff bracelet.

“Winning the Jerry Ann Taylor award last year was such an honor,” Winn commented. “I knew I wanted to try to win it again if I got the chance.”

The award is only given at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) and at the Championship Round of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Once she knew she would be in the finals, she and her mother Melissa went to work on an outfit. “My mom and I stayed up all night to finish this,” Winn said. This year’s outfit included a bright blue hat, a white shirt with blue and black sequin trim on the sleeves and jeans embellished with red, white and blue rhinestone stars and white rhinestones spelling out “Land of the free because of the brave” on the outside of the leg.

Winn is not only a WPRA barrel racer who made her first appearance at the WNFR in December of 2022, she is also a former Miss Rodeo Texas Princess and Miss Rodeo Texas Teen.

Cowgirl Honoree Jerry Ann Taylor was a daring trick rider who brought a style, glamour and spirit to the rodeo arena. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1986. Following her passing in February 2012, a fund was started by her husband Dutch Taylor, her mother Jo Matthews, and other donors, to reward cowgirls who carry the same sense of style. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame has partnered with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo for this award that is judged by a panel during the final round of the rodeo.

About the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self- reliance they inspire. Established in 1975, the Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library and rare photograph collection. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (13+); $9 for seniors (60+) and military; $6 for children (ages 3-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817.336.4475 and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.