The National Cowgirl Museum inducted five women into its Hall of Fame on November 21 at its 42nd annual luncheon.
The honorees — chosen as representatives of courage, resilience and independence — include country music legend Reba McEntire and her mother, Jacqueline Smith McEntire, a fervent advocate for public education; world champion barrell racer Mary Burger; contemporary painter and human rights advocate, Ashley Collins; and Margaret McGinley Dickens, co-founder of Wings of Hope Equitherapy, a nonprofit which advocates the use of horses for therapy for those with disabilities.
Also recognized was Ann Romney, who won the Pioneer Award for her fundraising efforts and work raising awareness of multiple sclerosis. Romney, who suffers from the disease, also advocates for the therapeutic use of horseback riding to treat the disease.
More information about the organization and its hall of fame members can be found at www.cowgirl.net.
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