Want to hit the trail with your best girlfriends and drive cattle with the likes of Dr. Eleanor Green, Cathy A. Smith, Barbara Van Cleve and Stacy Westfall? Check out the National Cowgirl Museum’s 5th annual Cowgirl Spring Roundup.
What could be better than a long weekend full of horses, friends and fellowship in one of the most beautiful settings in the West? Saddle up for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame’s fifth annual Cowgirl Spring Roundup, taking place this year April 28 through May 1 at The Resort at Paws Up of western Montana.
Not only will guests ride horseback and drive cattle, they will also participate in educational workshops, photography clinics, yoga, hiking and shooting clays. Guests also get the opportunity to ride and work alongside four honorees from the Cowgirl Hall of Fame: Dr. Eleanor Green, a pioneer for women in equine veterinary medicine; Emmy Award–winning costume designer and Plains Indian historian Cathy A. Smith; award-winning ranch-life photographer Barbara Van Cleve and Stacy Westfall, a nationally recognized horsemanship competitor and instructor. World-class instructor Cathy Woods will be leading yoga sessions, with a special focus on yoga for equestrians.
About the honorees:
Dr. Eleanor Green, DVM: A pioneer for women in equine veterinary medicine for four decades, Eleanor Green is the first female dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Her many other firsts in the profession include being the first female president of three national veterinary associations.
Cathy A. Smith: Cathy A. Smith is an artist dedicated to preserving the history of 19th century cowboys and cowgirls and the Plains Indians. Her expansive knowledge is expressed through painting, bead and quillwork, motion picture costume design and historical consultation. Her work in the epic Western film starring Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves, set the standard for authenticity in Western filmmaking.
Barbara Van Cleve: Barbara van Cleve’s photographs realistically portray ranch life in the modern West. Raised on her family’s Montana ranch, she learned ranch life as a participant, with photography as an avocation. Van Cleve became the youngest dean of women in the United States at DePaul University in Chicago and taught English literature and photography at the school. She retired from teaching to pursue photography full-time.
The Cowgirl Spring Roundup is all-inclusive at $2,499 per person. The event is limited to the first 50 women ages 12 and up who register, so don’t wait — sign up now!
ABOUT THE RESORT AT PAWS UP: The Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with unforgettable adventure on 37,000 acres of untamed Montana wilderness that is steeped in history. The Resort offers accommodations for a maximum of 225 guests in 30 tented accommodations (seasonally) and 28 luxurious vacation homes, ranging from the two-bedroom Meadow Homes and three-bedroom Wilderness Estates to the charming, private, four-bedroom Morris Ranch House. Paws Up is located in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in western Montana, just 35 miles from Missoula International Airport. Travelers can access Missoula via direct flights from Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, please visit www.pawsup.com or call 800-473-0601.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME: Established in 1975, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. The Cowgirl is the legacy of legends, and preserves and highlights the history of these Western women from the mid-1800s to the present. The Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection and award-winning distance-learning programs for grades K–12 and adults.
Located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, the museum and hall of fame is open Monday (summers only) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and senior citizens (60+) and $10 for adults (ages 13+). For more information, please visit www.cowgirl.net or call (817) 476-FAME (3263).