National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees, Presented by Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Five cowgirls to be honored November 1 at the induction luncheon in Fort Worth, Texas, including first-ever international inductees
Fort Worth, Texas, June 21, 2018---The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2018 inductees, who will be honored at the 43rd Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony on November 1 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Round Up Inn in Fort Worth, Texas.
A champion barrel racer, Sherry Cervi began competing in local rodeos at age 6. Cervi is a four-time world champion—1995, 1999, 2010, 2013—and the second woman to wear the No. 1 back number in Wrangler National Finals Rodeo history. She served as one of the U. S. representatives to compete in a three-day Olympic Command Performance Rodeo at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2010, she became the first Women’s Professional Rodeo Association member to cross the $2 million mark, and in 2016, the first to cross the $3 million mark in career earnings. In 2016, she tied with Charmayne James for the most times to qualify for the NFR with 19 times. She founded the Sherry Cervi Youth Championships barrel races in 2008, which is going strong annually 10 years later.
Caroline Lockhart was born in 1871 in Illinois and raised on a ranch in Kansas. She became a reporter for The Boston Post, The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Denver Post. She began writing novels and became a national bestselling author. Lockhart purchased the newspaper Park County Enterprise, a rarity for women at the time, and just a few months before women were given the right to vote. Along with five other residents, Lockhart founded the Cody Stampede Rodeo in 1919 and served as the first president of the board in 1920. The Caroline Lockhart Ranch in Montana is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the National Park Service restored its structures.
Skilled horse master Camilla Naprous, who resides in the United Kingdom, has worked on the acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones” for all eight seasons, bringing stunning horses and spectacular stunt riding sequences to the show. Camilla’s extensive list of credits includes training a myriad of actors to ride. Helping build their characters is a creative process she loves, imparting skills, confidence, trust and a unique bond between horse and rider. Camilla also works closely with directors in pre-production to bring their creative vision to life using period-specific horses, carriages and tack. She has worked as horse master on multiple productions, including “Wonder Woman,” “Pan,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “The Monuments Men.”
In 1986, Diane Scalese and her husband started Sweetwater Silver in Montana and began making spurs, bridle bits and other silver gear. She began practicing and searching for mentors to get involved in hand engraving, but no one wanted to teach her, partly because she was female. Nevertheless, Scalese went on to become a master engraver and was the Academy of Western Artists’ 2003 Engraver of the Year. She served on the board of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America and is a member of the Montana Circle of American Masters. She holds Master Engraver status in both the Firearms Engravers Guild of America and the Custom Gunmakers Guild of America. She teaches classes all over the world, including Belgium, Germany, Italy and Denmark.
Dr. Angelika Trabert, a German doctor and para-equestrian rider, was born with no legs and only three fingers on one hand. Trabert took up this challenging sport as a child because being on a horse made her feel free. She has competed at five consecutive summer paralympics for her country, five World Equestrian Championships and five European Championships, winning more than 20 medals. She also received the FEI “Against All Odds” Award in 2010. Dr. Trabert is an anesthesiologist, often traveling to the most rural parts of Guinea in Africa to provide medical assistance to those who need surgeries and would not otherwise get the care they need. She also serves as a coach and motivational speaker internationally.
“The 2018 honorees are a remarkable group of women chosen for their character, strength and accomplishments,” said Patricia W. Riley, executive director of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. “While they are united by their achievements, we are excited this year that the honorees represent geographic diversity … it gives us an opportunity to celebrate the global cowgirl and acknowledge the power of women around the world.”
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