Lecture – Nancy Sheppard – A Trick Rider’s Rodeo Career

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 02/16/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Nancy will be discussing her days as Champion Rodeo Rider. Descended from a Texas pioneer ranching family, Nancy Sheppard was literally raised in a rodeo arena, often accompanying her father, a champion calf roper. At age nine, Nancy headlined at the biggest rodeos, thrilling crowds with her trick riding and roping skills. At age 17, she Nancy Sheppard - Standing on Galloping Horse With Two Ropes - Phoenix AZ, 1955performed at Madison Square Garden. She trained her own trick horses and designed and made her own costumes. During her rodeo career, which began in 1939 and lasted until 1961, she rode and roped at most of the major rodeos in the U.S. until she retired to devote more time to ranching and raising her family. The author of a cowgirl cookbook, she has been inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Hear Nancy describe her adventures and misadventures as the only woman ever to stand on a running horse and spin two ropes!

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.

Please, no smoking on the property.

Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

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