The inaugural Women in Rodeo Month is underway. Here's what that means for barrel racers.
Boulder, Colo.—August 31, 2022 – The Team Roping Journal, Barrel Racing Magazine and The Breakaway Roping Journal are coming together to celebrate the inaugural Women in Rodeo Month, set for September 2022.
With the help of title sponsor Durango, Women in Rodeo Month will focus on legendary women who have made rodeo what it is today, as well as showcasing the current women in rodeo who continue to push the sports forward.
“Durango Boots is excited to partner with The Team Roping Journal, Barrel Racing Magazine and The Breakaway Roping Journal to celebrate the inaugural Women in Rodeo Month,” said Erin DeLong, Durango Boots marketing manager. “Spotlighting the strong, independent women in the western industry has been a focal point for the Durango brand so we’re proud to recognize our Team Durango athletes: Lisa Lockhart, Jordon Briggs, Stevi Hillman and Kelsie Domer along with other legendary women who have influenced the sport and continue to shape the future of rodeo.”
In addition to the Durango athletes, there will also be features on legends like Florence Youree and Martha Josey.
“Celebrating the women who have made rodeo sport what it is today and those who continue to be leaders and role models for the next generation is what Women In Rodeo Month is all about,” said Chelsea Shaffer, Equine Network Western Editorial Director. “This collaborative effort between The Team Roping Journal, Barrel Racing Magazine and The Breakaway Roping Journal and Durango will put a spotlight on the wonderful women in rodeo, both past and present, as well as their incredible accomplishments.
Follow along with the stories all month long: Follow Durango, The Team Roping Journal, Barrel Racing Magazine and The Breakaway Roping Journal on social media and visit them online.