“The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame welcomed five 2019 Inductees and a recipient of a new award at the 44th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony presented by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The 2019 Inductees represent all types of cowgirls – continuing to show the depth and breadth of the women honored at the Museum. The Induction class includes Mayisha Akbar, Janell Kleberg, Stacie Dieb McDavid, RADM (ret) Christina Alvarado Shanahan, Laura Wilson and Inaugural Sergeant Reckless Award recipient Robin Hutton.”
“Today five women went down in history, but you see they made history long ago. One of these women takes photos that grace the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ & The New Yorker. One of these women ran a fitness empire by the age of twenty two. One of these women partnered with Hermès to create a scarf shedding light on ecosystems around the world. One of these women took kids off the deadly streets of Compton, California and put them on horses. One of these women is a retired admiral who became the first nurse and first female ever to run a special medical unit for the United States Navy. What do these badass women all have in common? They’re COWGIRLS. Horse riding, world champion cowgirls. Lovers of all things western. They’re fancy ladies. They’re icons. They’re heroes. 2019 Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductees. #MyHeroesHaveAlwaysBeenCowgirls” – Courtenay DeHoff
In our eyes, all of the ladies are hall of famers. From barrel racers and breakaway ropers, to business women and television show producers. So many iconic and legendary women of the Western world in one room! Talk about girl power!
“The women who shape the West…change the world.”
“What an honor to hear from and be in the presence of so many inspiring Cowgirls yesterday! Congrats to the newest Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductees!” – Kennady Johnson
“Surround yourself with the best and you will succeed! Congratulations to all the 2019 inductees into the @cowgirlmuseum Hall of Fame! I left the induction ceremony today feeling so inspired to do great things and enjoyed spending the afternoon with some of my favorite ladies.” – Raquel Gottsch
“Love getting the opportunity to be inspired by amazing women every year at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductions. They say iron sharpens iron, so I feel pretty awesome today after hanging with this group of ladies! Kelsie and I got to walk around and check out where we thought the boxes will be come January when we get to compete in the breakaway at Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo in the new Dickies Arena!” – Jackie Crawford
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 American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and celebrating women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the American West.
These women are the legacy of legends — artists and writers, contributors to the cowgirl legacy, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers (stewards of land and livestock), trailblazers and pioneers.”
About the Induction Ceremonies
“Over 200 remarkable women have been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame since 1975. Every year, four or five women are chosen from a pool of hundreds of worthy nominees to be honored at the Induction luncheon and ceremony.”
Click here to learn more about the Hall of Fame Inductees & Inaugural Sergeant Reckless Award Winner.
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