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Exactly two weeks away from the Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo in Las Vegas! Forty tough four-woman teams from throughout the western United States and Canada have competed at its annual main event. On December 6, champion teams from past events will arrive at Resorts World to compete in four events with 100 percent payback.

“Rodeo’s roots are in ranching and holding this all women’s ranch rodeo during NFR week pays homage to the women who competed in early rodeos,” says Mesa Pate, producer of Art of the Cowgirl’s ranch rodeo events. “We feel it’s a good way for Art of the Cowgirl to have a presence during the NFR and give spectators a taste of what’s to come in January at our main event.”

Competing teams are:

  • Bar Up, Winners of the First Annual Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo
  • Idaho Girls, Winners of the Second Annual Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo
  • Camp Town Ladies, Winners of the Third Annual Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo
  • Bar G, Winners of the Montana Event All Women’s Ranch Rodeo
  • Espuela, Winners of the Fifth Annual All Women’s Ranch Rodeo

The event begins at 1 pm and is free to the public. There will also be a Cowboy Makers Market, Cowboys Select Horse Sale, breakaway roping, the Bullfighters Only World Championship and more.

Founded in 2019 by Montana horsewoman Tammy Pate, Art of the Cowgirl celebrates the role of women in rodeo, ranching, the horse industry and traditional western trades. The Art of the Cowgirl main event will be held January 18-22, 2023, at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek Arizona. It features educational workshops, musical entertainment, a curated trade show of handmade western items, the World’s Greatest Horsewoman and all women’s ranch rodeo competition, and the Elite Ranch Horse Sale. The event supports the Art of the Cowgirl Fellowship program, which pairs emerging female artisans in traditional western trades such as saddlemaking, bootmaking, silversmithing, rawhide braiding, western art and horse training with masters in their fields.

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