Cowgirl Magazine Editorial

Editorial

VaquerasThrowing precise roping loops and riding responsive bridle horses in gorgeous gear is part of the appeal of the California vaquero style of horsemanship, but it takes years of practice and refinement to master the methods.  Five horsewomen explain what draws them to it and roots them in the traditions.

Vaqueras

Throwing precise roping loops and riding responsive bridle horses in gorgeous gear is part of the appeal of the California vaquero style of horsemanship, but it takes years of practice and refinement to master the methods. Five horsewomen explain what draws them to it and roots them in the traditions.

Story and photography by Jennifer Denison During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Spanish vaqueros brought their horse-handling skills to the missions of early California, long before it became a state.  They were known as exceptional horsemen, who prided...

Homes On The RangeThis large family Montana ranch—with a cozy main lodge, made-for-entertaining guest house, historic homestead cabin, and remote dry cabins for exploring the beautiful property—is 8,100 acres of paradise.

Homes On The Range

This large family Montana ranch—with a cozy main lodge, made-for-entertaining guest house, historic homestead cabin, and remote dry cabins for exploring the beautiful property—is 8,100 acres of paradise.

Images by Whitney Kamman OPENING SPREAD: Using existing structures, the ranch camp features a right-sized main house (on the left) and a guest cabin (right) that is custom-made for entertaining.  Nestled between two river valleys and bordered by the Gallatin...

Elemental

Elemental

Inspired by the beauty of natural elements, we’re leaning into classic Western materials and motifs—rustic, rugged, and completely timeless.  Photographed by Ken AmorosanoCurated and Styled by Andrea ThorpHair and Makeup by Julie KoethCrew Chief: Carly Billington...

Fort Worth Stock Show

Fort Worth Stock Show

The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the oldest continuously running livestock show and rodeo in the world. It has been held annually in Fort Worth since 1896 and is as much a part of Texas as cowboys and oil.  The grand show returns to Forth Worth...

Television’s Beth Behrs Graces The Cover Of COWGIRL

Beth Behrs has a knack for being funny. Starring in back-to-back CBS Television series, 2 Broke Girls and The Neighborhood, the comedic actress has been a staple of comedy television on the CBS Network for more than a decade. Growing up around horses, but never having...

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gifts For The Kids

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gifts For The Kids

With kids, the holiday season is a time of joy and delight but also total pandemonium – the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is basically a blur. Whether you're shopping for your own kids or someone else's, these gifts would make any cowkid happy! It can be...

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

Opening Image: Breakaway Roping pioneer Jackie Crawford celebrates after her $600,000 winning run at The 2023 American Rodeo at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The American Rodeo Photo by Michael Clark.  Breakaway roping has experienced unprecedented growth...

Behind The Lens

Behind The Lens

Opening image: Skeeter In The Dust 1963—Louise Serpa The bright lights of the arena, the rattling of the chutes, the roar of the crowd, and the click of a camera. Rodeo photographers must have a vast knowledge of not only their craft, but the Western lifestyle. They...

Breakaway Rules

Breakaway Rules

In the world of Western timed events, Jackie Hobbs-Crawford and the words “breakaway roping” are synonymous.  With a clear-cut vision and an earned position of notoriety, she promotes the sport that is precious to her and to the rapidly growing cadre of cowgirls who...

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gifts For Her

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gifts For Her

Though gifts aren’t the reason for the season, they certainly help spread joy this time of year. Our COWGIRL Gift Guide is curated to delight and inspire. Show your appreciation for that special cowgirl in your life with a carefully chosen gift that reflects her...

COWGIRL Iconic: Mary Fields

COWGIRL Iconic: Mary Fields

A well-traveled trail rests peacefully between the rich forested hillsides around the town of Cascade, Montana, and snakes seventeen miles west to St. Peter’s Mission.  The road, as well as the mission itself, was the hub of activity in 1895. Back and forth along the...

COWGIRL Icon: Mary Jane Carpenter

COWGIRL Icon: Mary Jane Carpenter

From the day she got her first horse and entered her first junior rodeo at 9 years old, Mary Jane Carpenter has been hooked on horses and the Western lifestyle. The Mississippi cowgirl was just as disciplined in the classroom as she was in the arena, graduating with...

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

COWGIRL 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Though gifts aren’t the reason for the season, they certainly help spread joy this time of year. We’ve scoured the Western landscape to find our favorite nifty gifts for cowgirls, cowboys, cow-kids, and even your four-legged friends.  Here’s to making the holiday...

Beyond The Veil

Beyond The Veil

Photo by RW Photography. Hat: Gigi Pip. Cowgirl Classic Wedding veils are synonymous with a timeless tradition, but many brides are seeking alternatives that better fit their wedding aesthetic. A classic silhouette gives you the ability to fully embrace your cowgirl...

COWGIRL Icon: Lisa Lockhart

COWGIRL Icon: Lisa Lockhart

In the world of professional rodeo, only a small handful of barrel racers have had a historic career like Lisa Lockhart.  With over $3 million in career earnings and 17 consecutive trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the South Dakota cowgirl is one of...

Southwestern Allure

Southwestern Allure

Photographed by Ken AmorosanoCurated and styled by Andrea ThorpModel: Sachiko LeilaniHair and Makeup by Britani QuintanaCrew Chief: Carly BillingtonOn location: Santa Fe, New Mexico OPENING SPREAD: Sal Blouse And Sal Trousers, Contact For Pricing, Double D Ranch,...

Art Of The Cowgirl Returns

Art Of The Cowgirl Returns

Art of the Cowgirl will once again celebrate the American cowgirl when Montana cowgirl and event founder Tammy Pate’s dream comes true at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona, January 17-21. The five-day festival of cowgirl culture will bring...

On The Cover: Lainey Wilson

On The Cover: Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson is a powerhouse country artist whose meteoric rise to the ranks of superstardom is no overnight sensation.  As you will discover in her sit-down interview with Wendy Wilkinson, Lainey’s road to success has been a long one.  From living in her...