Tad Lucas has been called the greatest woman rider of all time. She traveled the world in the early 1900s dazzling crowds with her daring trick riding, bronc riding, and steer riding. After competing and performing for more than forty years, she was recognized by her peers for her accomplishments. She was the first woman honored by all three rodeo halls of fame: the National Rodeo Hall of Fame, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Lucas, born Barbara Barnes, embodied the spirit of the American West. Her courage, independence, and compassion helped keep that heritage alive. In her will, she established the Tad Lucas Memorial Award to honor women who excel in any field related to Western heritage. Her spirit lives on through her daughters and the millions of girls who follow their hearts—and ride their horses— across the West.Purchase on Amazon