All-Cowgirl Showdown Aims to Raise Money for Cowgirl Hall of Fame


All-Cowgirl Showdown Aims to Raise Money for Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Women-Only Mounted Shooting Event to be held during the Reichert Celebration in August

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 21, 2014) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame – the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage in their trailblazing efforts – is pleased to announce in conjunction with the Reichert Celebration and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) the inaugural All-Cowgirl Showdown set for August 23, 2014 at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Proceeds from this cowgirls-only mounted shooting event will go directly to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Sixty of the best CMSA cowgirls are invited to participate in the event. After the first round of competition, the top 12 cowgirls will advance on to the finals, where they will be paired with a VIP celebrity shooter from the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, local media, and other high profile influencers in the western industry. These VIP cowgirls will be donating their time to compete and raise money for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

“We were thrilled to be included in this cowgirls-only event, and to work with the CMSA and Reichert Celebration,” said Patricia Riley, Executive Director, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. “The Showdown will be an event that the whole family will enjoy!”
“I’m proud to lead the charge of the first ever All-Cowgirl Shootout,” said Annie Bianco-Ellett, CMSA World Champion and Hall of Fame Cowgirl and National Spokesperson. “Our riding and shooting, coupled with the work of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, keep the cowgirl heritage alive.”

This event will be free and open to the public. For the latest details, visit
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About the Reichert Celebration
Billed as the world’s largest multi-breed horse show and futurity, the Reichert Celebration, founded in Iowa, features a class for every level of horse and rider. It is the first western pleasure futurity to award $100,000 to the winner of a two-year-old western pleasure horse AND $100,000 to a three-year-old western pleasure horse. For additional information on the 2014 Reichert Celebration, scheduled for Aug. 1 –Sept. 14, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, please visit:

About the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association®
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association® is the Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport in the Nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association® “C.M.S.A.” has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional. For more information, please visit

About the National Cowgirl Museum & 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 American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is twofold: to preserve the history and impact of western women living from the mid-1800s to present day, and to foster an appreciation for their ideals and spirit of self-reliance. These women are the legacy of legends — artists and writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers (stewards of land and livestock), trailblazers and pioneers. The Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection, and award-winning distance-learning programs for grades K-12 and adults.

Located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, the Cowgirl is open Monday (Memorial Day to Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and senior citizens (60+) and $10 for adults (ages 13+). For more information, please visit or call 817-476-FAME (3263).


Tara Trask

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