Lavonna “Shorty” Koger

Lavonna “Shorty” Koger is an Oklahoma native with over 40 years of experience in restoration, fitting, sewing, and design of cowboy hats. A former rodeo contestant, she is now one of today’s leading industry hatters. She started Shorty’s Caboy Hattery in 1990 in the historic Stockyards City, OK, one of the few entirely woman-owned and operated custom hatteries in the United States. Shorty’s hats remain world-famous and are sought-after for their attention to detail, intricate sewing process, and signature beaver fur and beaver fur blends. Shorty also helped found Rein in Cancer, a nonprofit that raises money to fund cancer treatments and care for patients, and contributes to the Shirley Bowman wing at the OU Cancer Institute in Oklahoma City.

2021 Cowgirl Honoree – Oklahoma