Anne Stradling

1987 Cowgirl Honoree – Arizona

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(1913-1992)

Creator of the Museum of the Horse, the first U.S. museum dedicated to the horse, Anne began her collection of horse-related items as a young girl in New Jersey. The daughter of a prominent land developer, she participated in her first horse show at six, later learning to trick ride with the 101 Ranch Show, and competed in calf roping. Her horse museum began as a one-room exhibit but grew into a collection valued in the millions of dollars. It is now located in Ruidoso, New Mexico.