All American Cowgirl Chicks
The "All American Cowgirl Chicks" are focused on making the team and entertaining the crowd. Rodeo is a sport perhaps the toughest sport in the nation, but to cowboys and cowgirls like us it is the lifestyle we have chosen.
Trish Lynn was invited to Nashville's Fan Fare in 1989 with singles in the Top 100's Billboard Charts. She opened for many top country singers in the 90's and introduced her music to the rodeo scene in 1998. Early in her career, Trish helped many high school and college dance and cheerleading teams as well as many dance studios in choreographing routines for competitions leading some to success in the NCA.
Performances contain singing, dancing, electrifying riding and stunts. RFD-TV will take you inside the lives of the Cowgirl Chicks and show what it takes to make it in the male dominated sport of rodeo. You will meet the cowgirls, their horses and other important people it takes to make it all work. The rodeo cowboy today is more than a competitor…he is a business man as well as a athlete that pays an entry fee that promises nothing in return. They pursue glory in the dust and rain of rodeos across the country. You will go behind the scenes at auditions, training, workouts and weekend rodeos. This exciting series will show you the trials and tribulations of what these girls go through to provide thrilling entertainment and to catch a glimpse of rodeo, America's original sport.
In 2003, Trish discovered the legendary trick rider and trick roper, JW Stoker, who lived just a few miles from her ranch. In 2004, Trish promised JW that the Chicks would keep this dying sport alive if he would take on the challenge of teaching them the art of trick riding. The All American Cowgirl Chicks, a nonprofit organization, is recognized for their exceptional skill in handling and riding horses. The Cowgirl Chicks were nominated for PRCA Entertainer of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
Sixteen years ago, a son of Trish's friend was diagnosed with a rare jaw cancer and she put together a group of girls who helped raise funds for the family. The horses were not trained for performing and the girls needed to work on their riding skills. The group has taken horses no one wanted or horses that had been abused and others were afraid of. After hours of training and determination the girls developed them into the amazing performance and trick riding horses they are today. The combination of the cowgirls and their horses show the true heart of a champion.
Pulling their horse trailers over 85,000 miles a year for 85 scheduled performances, is not your average cowgirl. The girls wear red, white and blue and dedicate each performance to cancer patients and also honor those who have served, and now serve, in the military. Battling cancer has become more personal to the Cowgirl Chicks. In 2010, one of the leading members was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer leaving the Cowgirl Chicks more determined to help educate and fight this deadly disease.
The team was invited in 2006 by Patrick Gottsch to perform at the Equestfest and ride in the Rose Bowl parade.