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“Living the Western lifestyle has taught me to be flexible and adaptable in every situation, because changes in plans are constant. It’s also taught me resilience,” says Art of the Cowgirl founder Tammy Pate.
Throughout the year, the Art of the Cowgirl Team has closely monitored the COVID-19 situation and mandates in Arizona. After careful consideration for the health and safety of staff, partners, vendors, spectators, contestants, and Master Artists and Horsewomen, the Art of the Cowgirl team has decided to do their part in helping control the spread of coronavirus by postponing the workshops, tradeshow, and Master Artist and Clinician demonstrations of their main event until next summer.
However, Art of the Cowgirl will still hold the World’s Greatest Horsewoman Competition Presented by Western Horseman, All Women’s Ranch Rodeo Presented by COWGIRL Magazine and the Elite Horse Sale as scheduled for January 13-16, 2021, at Horseshoe Park in Queen Creek, Arizona. These events will not be ticketed, and we will adhere to social distancing guidelines. The competitions and sale will also be live-streamed on artofthecowgirl.com so anyone can watch them from the safety and comfort of their homes.
The heart of Art of the Cowgirl is gathering together, collaborating and celebrating talented artists, makers and horsewomen connected to the Western lifestyle. The Art of the Cowgirl team remains committed to producing the safest and best event possible, and using the additional time to make their main event even better.
“Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the support of our sponsors and everyone who has pre-purchased tickets and planned to be there. We will honor those tickets at our summer event, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a refund. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this challenging year, and we look forward to seeing you at our rescheduled main event. The new date and location will be announced soon.” – Art of the Cowgirl