The first Wrangler COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Empowered Gala took place on Friday, March 4 at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Gala was created to honor the 2022 class of COWGIRL 30 Under 30, the flagship program created by the editors and executives at COWGIRL Magazine. Now in its third year, COWGIRL 30 Under 30 has successfully promoted 90 young women from within the ranks of the Western industry.

The Empowered Gala took place amidst the rustic-luxe grandeur of The Barn, Hotel Drover’s warmly appointed and intimate special events venue. Creating the perfect setting for the gala, The Barn features charming chandeliers, hand-hewn timber ceilings, lushly landscaped outdoor verandas, and large terraces against the backdrop of Mule Alley in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

Honorees of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 class of 2022, family, friends, and COWGIRL 30 Under 30 alumna were treated to a Hotel Drover veranda champagne reception and red-carpet entry, followed by the Empowered Gala inside.

Guest speakers included event sponsors from COWGIRL, Wrangler, Montana Silversmiths, Charlie 1 Horse Hats, Durango Boots, Cavender’s, and The Cowboy Channel. 

Robin Rich, Senior Brand Marketing Manager for Wrangler Western, gave the keynote address with a following keynote comment singer/songwriter Stephanie Quayle. COWGIRL 30 Under 30 alumna Bryce Albright and Katie Schrock also served as speakers.

Each of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 honorees were also invited on stage to give an acceptance speech.

Wrangler is the title sponsor of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Empowered Gala and additionally provided for a live concert by Big Sky Music recording artist, and Wrangler endorsee, Stephanie Quayle. Quayle performed a series of her best-known songs as well as her newest collection.

A very special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Wrangler, and our COWGIRL 30 Under 30 sponsors, Cavender’sCharlie 1 Horse HatsDurango BootsMontana Silversmiths, and The Cowboy Channel.

COWGIRL 30 Under 30, presented by Wrangler, is sponsored by Cavender’sCharlie 1 Horse HatsDurango BootsMontana Silversmiths, and The Cowboy Channel.

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