Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman Presented By Western Horseman
- December 27, 2019
- Tiffany Schwenke
Art of the Cowgirl, World’s Greatest Horsewoman presented by Western Horseman, has many horsewomen very excited!
There were limited entry slots available and they filled up very fast! They ended up adding more available spots because of all of the interest. The names on the list prove that it really is going to be a great showing and well worth attending.
Last year, was the inaugural event of Art of the Cowgirl produced by mother-daughter duo Tammy and Mesa Pate, was a huge success! They have added to the event this year to make it even more spectacular!
What I find so special about the event is that the mission behind the amazing horsewomen, talented artists, professional gear makers; is to raise money for fellowship programs that pay for young aspiring individuals to follow their dreams and learn from a master in their chosen field, whether that be horsemanship, silversmithing, saddle making, or fine art.
Art of the Cowgirl World’s Greatest Horsewoman presented by Western Horsewoman and the Clarke Butte Ranch All Women’s Ranch Rodeo will take place January 23-24. The preliminary events are being held at South Buckeye Equestrian Center. They will be taking the top 10 aggregate scores back to the finals from over 70 competitors. The final rounds of both competitions will be held at Art of the Cowgirl at Corona Ranch on January 25.
Art of the Cowgirl Event Director, Mesa Pate, had this to say when asked about the addition of the World’s Greatest Horsewoman competition. “For a lot of horsewomen, horsemanship is their art, and they’re interested in reined cow horse because it embraces ranching. They may not have the opportunity to compete due to finances and the long distance to travel to shows. The World’s Greatest Horsewoman is a unique way to tip our hat and show respect to working ranch cowgirls and the horses they’ve trained. We look forward to developing a longstanding relationship with NRCHA, because there are a lot of ranching men and women trying to get to a high level in their horsemanship and compete at reined cow horse events. Art of the Cowgirl is driven by horsewomen and I wanted to produce an elite cow horse event for women like me who come from ranching backgrounds and dream of taking a cow down the fence in Fort Worth, yet still respect the working cowboy, cowgirl and ranch horse.”
The top five in the competition will compete for cash and other prizes, along with the chance to compete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s World’s Greatest Horseman, being held February 13-22, 2020, held at Fort Worth, Texas.
Check out Art of the Cowgirl’s new and improved website with updated event information and event schedule!
About Tiffany Schwenke
My family has been ranching and raising horses for over 100 years. We raise, train, and market AQHA horses at North Four Mile Creek Horse Ranch. We produce the annual event WYO WILD RIDE RANCH RODEO. I am a wife and a mother to 3 amazing...