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America’s First Cowgirl: Lucille Mulhall


America’s First Cowgirl: Lucille Mulhall

 

[LUCILLE AT AGE 8]

Lucille Mulhall was already a skilled roper at age 8.

 

The following is quoted from the book jacket of America’s First Cowgirl Lucille Mulhall, by Beth Day, Published by Julian Messner, Inc., 1955. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 55-9850.

 

“World’s Champion Roper — America’s Greatest Horsewoman — Queen of the Range — and the only woman who ever roped steers competitively with men — Lucille Mulhall held the top spot in contests and vaudeville for twenty years. Will Rogers, friend and teacher, called her the world’s greatest rider.

 

Born in the saddle, Lucille was the spirited daughter of Colonel Zach Mulhall, an Oklahoma ranch owner. Unlike her sisters, she wasn’t interested in dolls and sewing or piano lessons but preferred branding yearlings and roping wolves and jack-rabbits and steers; training her small, sure-footed ponies; practicing the trick riding that was to make her famous all over the country.

 

“While still in her early teens, Lucille was the top cowboy performer in the West. Extremely feminine, soft spoken, and well educated, she seemed a paradox, for she was so steel-muscled she could beat strong and talented men at their own games. She could have been a society belle, but she loved the rough, dangerous life and cowboying was in her blood. Had she been a man, she would have been content to work on a ranch, but as a woman she was a novelty and the only way she could make use of her singular talents was in show business. The term cowgirl was invented to describe her when she took the East by storm in her first appearance at Madison Square Garden (in 1905).”

 

BOBWIRE

 

“From the time Lucille was booked for New York, the newspapers had been attempting to describe the phenomenon that was Lucille Mulhall. They had struggled with such ridiculous descriptions as ‘Female Conqueror of Beef and Horn’ and ‘Lassoer in Lingerie’ to the simpler, more realistic ‘Cowboy Girl’ and ‘Ranch Queen.’

 

“Finally one of them managed to coin a word which would describe the life and talents of any girl who could rope and ride and do ranch work alongside men. The word was ‘cowgirl.’ It was invented to describe Lucille, and it has since become a part of our language.”

 

Top 40 Riders in the PBR


1. Luke Snyder $256,966.67 $2,677.50 $13,716.27 $273,360.44
2. Robson Palermo $238,190.00 $1,000.00 $26,526.28 $265,716.28 -$7,644.16
3. Valdiron de Oliveira $209,858.33 $15,779.40 $7,946.19 $233,583.92 -$39,776.51
4. Shane Proctor $70,333.33 $116,422.40 $0.00 $186,755.73 -$86,604.70
5. Silvano Alves $137,255.00 $6,628.30 $41,036.48 $184,919.78 -$88,440.66
6. LJ Jenkins $149,036.67 $4,046.00 $0.00 $153,082.67 -$120,277.77
7. J. B. Mauney $82,488.33 $60,353.75 $0.00 $142,842.08 -$130,518.35
8. Guilherme Marchi $134,938.33 $0.00 $6,345.90 $141,284.23 -$132,076.20
9. Austin Meier $114,600.00 $16,100.47 $0.00 $130,700.47 -$142,659.97
10. Elton Cide $10,050.00 $4,896.00 $88,445.33 $103,391.33 -$169,969.11
11. Ben Jones $71,210.00 $3,315.00 $22,759.95 $97,284.95 -$176,075.49
12. Mike Lee $33,208.33 $45,883.57 $17,049.91 $96,141.81 -$177,218.62
13. Ryan McConnel $64,728.33 $22,395.50 $2,109.74 $89,233.58 -$184,126.86
14. Douglas Duncan $39,445.00 $47,064.60 $0.00 $86,509.60 -$186,850.84
15. Paulo Lima $65,218.33 $6,497.40 $13,538.50 $85,254.24 -$188,106.20
16. Chris Shivers $84,050.00 $0.00 $0.00 $84,050.00 -$189,310.44
17. Fabiano Vieira $45,760.00 $10,004.84 $26,438.81 $82,203.65 -$191,156.78
18. Colby Yates $80,360.00 $0.00 $0.00 $80,360.00 -$193,000.44
19. Caleb Sanderson $53,820.00 $24,757.78 $0.00 $78,577.78 -$194,782.66
20. Aaron Roy $35,478.33 $15,852.50 $25,145.09 $76,475.93 -$196,884.51
21. Elliott Jacoby $29,913.33 $42,296.79 $0.00 $72,210.12 -$201,150.31
22. Dustin Elliott $41,945.00 $29,430.85 $0.00 $71,375.85 -$201,984.59
23. Rubens Barbosa $0.00 $0.00 $70,570.69 $70,570.69 -$202,789.74
24. Renato Nunes view injuries $70,036.67 $0.00 $0.00 $70,036.67 -$203,323.77
25. Kody Lostroh $40,286.67 $17,370.89 $5,529.76 $63,187.32 -$210,173.12
26. Skeeter Kingsolver $45,935.00 $8,114.72 $5,302.93 $59,352.66 -$214,007.78
27. Tyler Thomson $400.00 $26,000.00 $24,970.71 $51,370.71 -$221,989.73
28. Reese Cates $19,175.00 $15,688.23 $12,592.14 $47,455.37 -$225,905.07
29. Pete Farley $11,808.33 $29,531.55 $6,111.49 $47,451.38 -$225,909.06
30. Stormy Wing $38,455.00 $6,333.35 $0.00 $44,788.35 -$228,572.09
31. Corey Navarre $0.00 $43,516.60 $0.00 $43,516.60 -$229,843.84
32. Ty Pozzobon view injuries $5,300.00 $7,299.90 $29,546.68 $42,146.58 -$231,213.86
33. Cody Campbell $18,530.00 $8,884.20 $12,613.08 $40,027.28 -$233,333.16
34. Douglas Ferreira $13,550.00 $11,810.50 $13,609.26 $38,969.76 -$234,390.68
35. Sean Willingham $27,575.00 $6,252.68 $4,624.00 $38,451.68 -$234,908.75
36. Cody Nance $34,545.00 $2,996.93 $0.00 $37,541.93 -$235,818.51
37. Jordan Hupp $34,785.00 $397.80 $0.00 $35,182.80 -$238,177.64
38. Edimundo Gomes $0.00 $0.00 $34,460.51 $34,460.51 -$238,899.93
39. Justin Koon $2,135.00 $29,391.13 $2,543.20 $34,069.33 -$239,291.11
40. Pistol Robinson

UBBI


Launch of UBBI: New Bucking Bull Contest

Stephenville, Texas (December 6, 2010) – Bucking bull breeders are going to experience something new, fresh and exciting in 2011.  Jerry Nelson and Jimmy Ray, owners of Frontier Rodeo Company have launched the new United Bucking Bulls, Inc (UBBI).  This new bucking bull contest platform was developed to give breeders across the country an opportunity to participate in uniform competitions.  “We just want to be able to give everyone a place to go and have fun with the bulls they own,” said Jimmy Ray, co-owner of the UBBI.  “This business is hard work and we want to be able to reward their efforts with a chance to compete with lower entry fees and pay back more money.”
Ultimately the UBBI will bring together the top bulls from 6 different regions to the UBBI National Finals.  Regular season and Finals Champions will be crowned in each of 3 categories including Futurity (2 year olds), Derby (3 year olds) and Classic (3 & 4 year olds) competitions.
The best 50 bulls in each category will qualify for the UBBI National Finals, and will consist of the top 30 bulls ranked nationally and the top 20 bulls ranked regionally.  Entry fees at the National Finals will be paid back to participants 100% and the Finals Champion in each category will receive a $10,000 “Finals Champion Bonus”!
UBBI membership is free to participants in 2011 and will give breeders a chance to compete for money and prizes throughout the season.  Although bulls that compete at UBBI events are not required to be ABBI registered, the UBBI will encourage breeders to register their cattle, age verify and EID tag their bulls to add value to their cattle and make them eligible to compete in ABBI sanctioned and other events.  The UBBI will also give members an opportunity to make their bulls age eligible to compete at UBBI events in the upcoming season (See Rules and Guidelines).
Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI had this to say, “I’m really excited about the new opportunities this organization is going to give bucking bull breeders.  But I’m more excited about the “regional” system than anything else!”
In 2011, the UBBI will divide the United States into 6 different regions and give breeders an opportunity to qualify their bulls to the UBBI National Finals both nationally and regionally.  Bulls will earn points toward their national standings and when participating in their home region, also earn points toward their regional standings.  The top 30 bulls nationally and the top 20 bulls regionally (50 total) will qualify for the National Finals in each category.
“The top 4 bulls in each of 5 regions and in each category will qualify to the National Finals, stated Schmutz.  “This will allow a breeder who lives in Idaho a chance to compete in his region and if his bull is ranked among the top 4 in that region, he earns a trip to the National Finals without having to travel to Texas to qualify.  Each Region will have a Regional Director and a Regional Judging Directory.  Directors will be appointed in 2011 and then be selected by the UBBI membership in 2012.  We’re excited to give the breeders a voice and contribute to the success of the UBBI.”
Other exciting programs being presented by the UBBI in 2011 are the Gold Standard UBBI Futurity and the UBBI Super Series futurities (See News & Headlines).
“It’s gonna be an exciting and hopefully fun year for everyone,” said Jerry Nelson.  “Jimmy Ray and I look forward to creating something for everyone to enjoy.  If we can do anything to make it better for the breeder, call us and let us know.  We want this to be good for everybody.”
For more information contact the UBBI office at 254-965-4130.