It's official! The women that make the West go 'round finally get their own day. Happy Day of the Cowgirl to the women who represent the best of the West.
This year, Durango® Boots has announced September 15th as the official National Day of the Cowgirl, and we for one could not be more excited. Whether you're a rancher, a rodeo gal, an artist, or just love the West, we are celebrating you. "Cowgirl" is not just a profession or an aesthetic. It is a mindset, a history, and a thing worth celebrating.
So...let's celebrate! At C&I, we are looking back at some of our favorite cowgirls that we have covered and spoken to over the years. Check out these incredible cowgirls with us.
Fallon Taylor Ignites The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
C&I talks with barrel racing star Fallon Taylor at NFR.
These seven cowgirls have an extra measure of that special quality we call grit.
Riding to Win
As the world’s first rodeo team composed entirely of Black women prepares for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, merely outworking, outthinking, and outrunning the competition is no longer enough.
From the C&I Studio: Bitterbrush Director Emelie Mahdavian
Her exceptional documentary follows two female range riders during a long summer of cattle driving.
Deborah Copenhave Fellows
Before creating fine art, this sculptor traveled the rodeo circuit in true cowgirl fashion.
All-Cowgirl Exhibition Flips The Gender Norms Of Westerns
Felice House’s paintings put women front and center, answering the provocative question posed on the artist’s website: “What if John Wayne were a woman?”
History & Culture
Anna Martin: The First Female Bank President
A German immigrant to the Texas Frontier, Anna Martin grew up to be the first female bank president in the state — and possibly the country.
But Now I Ride
With dirt under her fingernails and horse sweat as perfume, a tribute to the cowgirl.
Celebrate International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and Photographer Barbara Van Cleve.
Best of the West: Cultural Trailblazers
Meet a well-known Wyoming horsewoman, a courageous nonprofit leader from California, and passionate young artist from Florida.
Head over here to learn about Durango's involvement and inspiration for this incredible day.