By Courtenay DeHoff
Cowgirl Problems Apr 07, 2022
Debunking Cattle Myths with Sebastian Mejia Turcios
Sebastian Mejia Turcios developed a deep passion for cattle and agriculture early on during his upbringing in Honduras. He followed his love for agriculture to Costa Rica and eventually made his way to the United States. Currently a Ph.D. student at the renowned UC Davis, ranked among the best in the world for agriculture studies, Sebastian is debunking myths about the U.S. beef industry. On this episode he shares he deep love for cattle, his advocacy journey, sharing research based narratives and more.
Instagram - @semejiaturcios
Podcast Hosted by - @courtdehoff
Emmie Strommen is truly "Calling All Horse Girls"
Emmie Strommen has always loved horses and she's created a community of horse lovers who believe in the power of the "horse girl". She is redefining the narrow stereotyped definition of what it means to be a "horse girl" by showing the world horse girls are robust, strong and empowering. On this episode Emmie shares how she created a community for like minded women by simply allowing them to belong. She stresses the most important thing about building a community is by allowing space for that community to exist in a safe space.
Instagram - @callingallhorsegirls
Podcast hosted by cowgirl turned television host Courtenay DeHoff.
Conquering Big Fears with Lindsey Bruner
Lindsey Bruner decided to hike the tallest free standing mountain in the world after a glass of wine with her girlfriends. The adventure of a lifetime, flying to Africa to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro proved to be life changing indeed. Bruner a Fancy Lady Cowgirl in her own right, shares her passion for agriculture and grand adventures in this episode of the podcast.
Instagram - @fabfarmgirl
Cowgirl Turned Olympic Figure Skater, Paige Lawrence Champion
This week, Paige Lawrence Champion brings an Olympic mindset to the podcast. This Olympic figure skater turned high performance coach is a wealth of wisdom. She shares an incredible outlook on business and living a successful life thanks to years of training at the highest levels in her sport. From imposter syndrome to losing one's identity, we tackle it all.
Learn more about Paige at https://www.paigelawrencecoaching.com
Follow Paige on Instagram (@paigelawrencecoaching)
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Podcast hosted by television host + keynote speaker Courtenay DeHoff.
A Refreshing Take on Cowboy Culture with Chance Conrado, Host of the Gauge Podcast
Chance Conrado host of 'The Gauge' podcast offers a progressive and refreshing take on cowgirls, cowboys and all things Western culture. Raised in a prominent rodeo family, Conrado shares his journey that at one point left him bitter towards the very industry he now fights for. We talk everything from Beyonce wearing a cowboy hat to why women's western sports might just revive the stagnant Western sports industry. We cuss so if that offends you....listen anyway. You'll walk away with so many takeaways it will be worth 35 F bombs. I promise.
IG - @thegaugepodcastt
Developing a Mama Bear Mentality with Amber Landry
Amber Landry of Field Craft Survival is a total #FancyLadyCowgirl. As the director of family and female preparedness Landry is dedicated to teaching women how to prepare for and survive worst case scenarios. Raised in Rural America, Landry grew up with a deep understanding for the need to always be prepared and self reliant. Today Landry is showing women everywhere that being prepared and then acting on one's gut instinct doesn't make you crazy or rude, it allows you to survive and thrive.
Instagram - @ms.amber.elle @fieldcraftsurvival
Host - @courtdehoff
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Celebrating Pride Month Cowgirl Style, With Lindsey Thorne
Fancy Lady Cowgirl Lindsey Thorne has a powerful story that everyone needs to hear. In the Western and agriculture communities the LGBT community is largely not spoken about. Thorne is setting out to change that in total #FancyLadyCowgirl style in celebration of Pride month. This powerful and vulnerable conversation has been long over due in this space. Thorne answers questions, clears up misnomers and leaves you wanting to be her best friend. The theme of this episode is love and kindness, two things we believe the world needs a whole lot more of. No matter how you identify this episode will leave you feeling empowered and inspired.
Instagram - @lindseyjohanna13
Host - @courtdehoff
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NY Farm Girls - Three Sisters Sharing the Agriculture Story on a New Level
Evelyn, Claudia and Jojo are the NY Farm Girls. These three sisters are changing the agriculture narrative and shedding light on the truths behind the Dairy industry they love. From TikTok to Instagram their social media empire showcases their day to day lives on their New York dairy operation Maple Lane Farms. Evelyn and Jojo join this episode of the podcast to share their advocacy journey, the biggest misconceptions about the dairy industry and more.
Instagram - @nyfarmgirls
Host - @courtdehoff
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Finding Joy in the Journey with Kiah Twisselman Burchett
Kiah Twisselman Burchett transformed her life in more ways than one. After struggling with weight her entire life she dropped 125 pounds in a year and lost the mental weight that had been holding her back. From spreads in People Magazine to features on Good Morning America and the Kelly Clarkson Show, Kiah is helping inspire others around the world in their own health and happiness journeys. On this episode she helps us discover the power within to accomplish big dreams.
IG - @coach_kiah
Host - Courtenay DeHoff
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Refusing to Settle with the #FancyLadyCowgirl
On this episode Courtenay shares the full story of her journey as a cowgirl turned television host turned Fancy Lady Cowgirl. She explains how this podcast got its name and why #FancyLadyCowgirl was born. She'll teach you to never settle, embrace the season and to not confuse your intermission for the finale.
Building Savage Strength with Kelly Altschwager of Western Workouts
Savage strength isn't just for elite athletes anymore and Kelly Altschwager of Western Workouts is dedicated to building strength across the western community. Kelly is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and rider fitness specialist. Basically that means she'll teach you to pick up nails with your butt cheeks. This #FancyLadyCowgirl isn't your typical health coach and that's why we love her. We chat about the mental side of fitness and nutrition, the major disconnects in the fitness industry, honoring our veterans and so much more!
Instagram - @western_workouts
Blazing Bold Trails with the Women Behind TrailBlazHer Magazine
Jan and Erin Johnson are the mother daughter entrepreneur duo behind Trailblazher Magazine and the Rural Collective. This dynamic team has been on an entrepreneurial journey together for over twenty years and today they are sharing the stories of incredible rural women across Canada. Jan and Erin openly share about the countless failures that set them up to launch a wildly successful magazine amidst a pandemic and how they managed to keep plunging forward.
Being Cowgirl with Ryley Austin Wimer of Savannah Sevens
Ryley Austin Wimer is a cowgirl through and through. She grew up in the industry and always embodied the cowgirl spirit, but like so many of us she noticed she could never find fashion for her different lifestyles in one place. After a career in construction she pulled a #FancyLadyCowgirl move and after some major Googling launched Savannah Sevens, where western couture meets girl next door. She shares tips for launching a business from the ground up, how to sustain the demanding lifestyle of an entrepreneur and what it means to be cowgirl.
Agriculture CBD Style - Hemp Farming with Hannah Beckett of Lee Hemp Co.
Hannah Beckett graduated college and was hungry to get back into the agriculture community she was raised in. Her family still ranches in Montana, but Hannah and her brother ended up down a slightly different agriculture path. Hemp! CBD which comes from the Hemp plant has infiltrated agriculture and mainstream culture, but what the heck is it and what are the actual benefits? Hannah one of the Hemp farmers behind 'Lee Hemp' shares all the interesting details about growing organic hemp in Colorado with her brother and turning it into products that help reduce inflammation, ease anxiety and help you sleep! We also discuss the idea of CBD for bucking bulls which will probably become a million dollar idea that allows Hannah to retire on a yacht (Courtenay's opinion).
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Instagram - @leehempco
FANCY LADY COWGIRL THE EVENT - Little Fancy, Little Ranchy
Sarah J. Bohnenkamp and Courtenay DeHoff chat about how they met, their dream of hosting events for women and why it's all finally happening now! Saturday May 1st in Fort Worth, Texas the #FancyLadyCowgirls are taking over Hotel Drover and Courtenay and Sarah will be at the helm. In this episode they not only chat event details, but the core mission behind the movement, dealing with hate, forming connections and so much more.
For more event information and tickets visit https://fancyladycowgirl.simpletix.com/e/63726.
A Frenchman's Love of the American Cowboy with Chris Elise
Chris Elise fell in love with the American Cowboy as a little boy watching dubbed western films on his grandparent's television in France. In fact, his first introduction to America was through the cowboy. He didn't realize his lifelong dream of living in the United States until he was over 30-years-old, but his dream came true all the same. A renowned sports photographer he launched his American career capturing breathtaking images of basketball legends like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and LeBron James for the NBA. Eventually he reached out to the PBR where he was welcomed with open arms to capture the world's most elite cowboys in action. Elise is a lovely storyteller and who shares a beautiful view of the American Cowboy and the American Dream.
Instagram - @froyourmind
Shifting The Cowboy Narrative with Photojournalist Ivan McClellan
Ivan McClellan (@eightsecs on IG) has photographed some of the most influential figures in cowboy culture. Through his photos McClellan portrays an intimate look at the cowboy as a fluid figure represented by many races, cultures and genders. From ESPN to art gallery showcases, McClellan's work has been featured across many high profile platforms. His photos speak for themselves, but it is the storytelling behind the photographs that make McClellan so unique. He shares how being ashamed of his roots and an inebriated agreement to fly to a rodeo eventually changed the entire course of his career.
Miron Crosby Brings Western Tradition to High Fashion
Sarah Means one half of the sister duo behind bespoke boot brand Miron Crosby joins the podcast to talk about her West Texas up bringing, a love for stylish cowboys boots and how Miron Crosby combined the two and ended up in the pages of Vogue. Means and her sister Lizzie Means Duplantis are cowgirls through and through, but they recognize the importance of extending an invite to Western outsiders one pair of chic cowboy boots at a time. From the Bush sisters (yes, THAT Bush) to Kacey Musgraves, Gigi Hadid and Gwen Stefani Miron Crosby has a star studded fan club. Despite the brand's huge success, Sarah is as kind and as cowgirl as they come.
Instagram - @mironcrosby
Boldly Conquering Battles with Brooke Taylor
Brooke Taylor, or Rural Gone Urban, as she's known on social media knows a thing or two about conquering big battles. After carving out a successful career in advertising and agriculture marketing everything was falling into place. She had created her own a burgeoning business, she had finally met the right man and they were expecting their first baby. The day little Elsie came into the world, was also the day Brooke was diagnosed with breast cancer. A baby and a life threatening diagnosis all in the same day. She boldly shared every step of her journey on social media creating a community for other young women battling a disease they weren't even technically old enough to be screened for. She talks life lessons, finding out who your friends are and the parts of her journey she wishes every person could experience.
Look good, do good, feel good with the Cardigan Cowboy
Taos Hays is the endlessly thought provoking voice behind the Cardigan Cowboy podcast. He is redefining what it means to be cowboy and simultaneously shattering old school thought on who is allowed to embody the treasured title of "cowboy". Through his podcast Hays is sharing the stories of fascinating people who embody the cowboy spirit. From actors to visually impaired professional rock climbers, he believes in keeping the cowboy way of life alive through storytelling. On this episode we teamed up for a joint podcast! I wanted to throw my hands in the air and scream hallelujah more than once. Listen here and then check out other episodes of the Cardigan Cowboy.
Instagram - @cardigancowboy
'Welcome to the Shit Show' with India Hearne of Whiski Designs
India Hearne is the artistic talent behind the wildly popular shop Whiski Designs. With a deep love for rodeo and all things Western, many of her cards, stickers, shirts and more pays homage to the American West with a quirky spin. After her art school closed she was suddenly thrown into the real world way ahead of schedule. She shares her story and welcomes you into the wild world of Whiski Designs. She also shares where you can visit her during the National Finals Rodeo at Stetson Country Christmas December 3rd-12th in Fort Worth, Texas.
Instagram - @whiskidesigns
Stetson Country Christmas
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National Geographic Explorer Becca Skinner Shares Her Journey Photographing Farms and Ranches
Becca Skinner is a National Geographic Photographer, adventurer, writer, conservationist and farmer. She calls Montana home and loves extreme sports and adventures. Skinner shares about her journey photographing farms and ranches across America for the first time, her struggle with imposter syndrome and what she loves most about the ranching community.
Instagram - @beccaskinner
Manitoba's Lepp Sisters Merge High Fashion and Farming
In their younger years Cassandra and Stefanie Lepp were told time and time again they didn't look like farmers, despite the fact that they were running their Manitoba farming operation alongside their family. The sisters decided to combine their love of high fashion and farming on Instagram to showcase agriculture in a different light and the rest is history. Their unique perspective is empowering women everywhere to be authentically themselves despite the critics.
Instagram - @thettulepps
Katie Perschbacher Talks Thriving as a Cowgirl in a Cowboy's World
Katie Perschbacher was born into the bucking bull business and never realized it may seem unusual to see a little blonde cowgirl over the bucking chutes with the boys. She dishes on everything from bucking bull care to the biggest challenges in the industry. She's determined to show the world that anyone can be part of the bucking bull business and she's set out to prove it.
Instagram - @katiepersch @hookinw
Facebook - Hookin W Ranch
Ja'Dayia Kursh Busts Stereotypes & Redefines Cowgirl
Rodeo Queen Ja'Dayia Kursh never set out to bust stereotypes, but that is exactly what she is doing. The first black rodeo queen in Arkansas this amazing cowgirl is setting an example for women everywhere. She exemplifies grit and grace and is #FancyLadyCowgirl to the core. She is proving that it doesn't matter how you dress or where you came from, but rather your state of mind that makes you cowgirl. She talks protecting your peace, finding confidence and overcoming the haters.
Instagram - @jadayiakursh
Renowned Chef, Waylynn Lucas, Talks Finally Finding Inner Peace Thanks to Horses
Waylynn Lucas has an impressive resume. The celebrated chef has been the executive pastry chef at Michelin Star restaurants, is the only pastry chef in Los Angeles to ever win two four star reviews, ran her own wildly successful bakery and serves as a permanent judge on the Food Network Show, Cake Wars and Cupcake Wars Kids. Despite her success Lucas stepped away from the fast paced life of famous kitchens and finally found her inner peace on the back of a horse. She shares her inspiring story of reinventing herself thanks to nature and animals and overcoming trauma in order to find authentic happiness.
Instagram - @waylynnlucas
Busting Old School Thought with Fancy Lady Cowgirl, Sierra Emerson
Sierra Emerson was raised in a rodeo family, but she admits rodeo broke her heart. She shares her story of stepping away, jumping back in and combining her passion as a hair stylist with the Western way of life. She talks pursuing a career outside of what was expected and learning to fully embrace both the fancy and the ranchy lifestyle.
Instagram - @mrssierraemerson
Hawaii's North Shore Meets Western Flair with Taira Barron's 'Salty Western'
Hawaii's Taira Barron was born on the North Shore of Oahu and surfed before she could walk. She grew up in a family of professional surfers, but along the way she fell in love with horses and the Western lifestyle. Eventually Taira lived and worked on a massive 35,000 acre cattle ranch which is where her fascination with leather work was born. Today Taira combines her love of Hawaii's salty sea air with her passion for ranching with her brand 'Salty Western'. On this podcast chat about her upbringing, Hawaii's ranching community and her leather work!
How Katie Brown turned her love of far West, Texas into a beverage empire
Katie Brown is the 'Fancy Lady Cowgirl' behind Lone River Beverage Co. and their wildly popular Ranch Water. Katie shares how leaving her home in far West Texas to live in New York City ultimately led her back to her Texas roots. She shares her passion for upholding the values of the West and why she was originally hesitant to share the full story behind Lone River Beverage Co. Katie is a #FancyLadyCowgirl through and through and you'll love her story!
Being a 'Modern Cowgirl' with singer-songwriter, Jenna Paulette
Jenna Paulette is a singer-songwriter who is blazing her own unique trail in country music. A modern day cowgirl, Paulette talks staying true to her roots in an industry that doesn't always understand what it means to be cowgirl. Paulette talks owning what makes her cowgirl at all costs in this inspiring episode.
"Horse Girl Energy" with Milton Menasco's Ali Addison
Ali Addison is the ultra chic horse lover behind the brand "Milton Menasco". A nod to her great uncle the famed commission artist Milton Menasco, Addison's brand celebrates horses and fashion with a bada$$ spin. Addison talks building a brand, making horse girl energy mainstream and doing it with style!
Ramontay McConnell on Diversifying the World of Horses
Rodeoing and ranching traditions run deep for Ramontay McConnell, but this Oregon cowboy is putting his own unique spin on what it means to be cowboy. From his acting to fashion, McConnell isn't afraid to celebrate the West in unexpected ways. He shares his cool story and explains how he hopes to diversify the world of horses by busting stereotypes.
Belong in Your Own Way with Equine Photographer, Elizabeth Hay
Equine Photographer Elizabeth Hay photographs the who's who of the equine world. Hay's keen understanding of horses and her ability to utilize natural light set her photographs apart across the industry. Although she's always been horse obsessed, she never felt like she truly fit into the equine community until she put a camera in her hand. This city girl turned #FancyLadyCowgirl shares her story and encourages everyone to follow their true passions because life is short.
Bridging the Gap with Alli Kelley
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Instagram - @longbournfarm
“A Place for Everyone” - JaTanna Williams
Instagram - @ranchwivesbeefco
"Cowgirl Enough" with Lindsay Branquinho
According to Lindsay Branquinho, not a day goes by that she doesn't think about horses or fashion. Branquinho is a rodeo cowboy's wife, the mom of three little boys and she has never eaten a salad in her life. It's hard to believe that this powerhouse hasn't always felt like she fit in. Branquinho talks her love for fashion, her clothing business and why looks aside she is first and foremost a cowgirl.
"God Whispers Because He's Close" - Clay Patterson
We all have those friends who we know will say what we need to hear in times of uncertainty. Clay Patterson is one of those friends. I knew I had to get him on the podcast to shed some real perspective on why this is happening and how we can handle it with grace. He also tells the story of a guy who tried to buy his old socks via Instagram. It's everything you need to hear.
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#AgWomen Series - "Put Our Nose to the Wind" with Sarah Bohnenkamp
The world has gone crazy, but through this quarantine we will prevail! Sarah Bohnenkamp joins the podcast to talk silver linings and shares an inspiring story about a white buffalo. Bohnenkamp teaches us how to be the white buffalo in our own stories and encourages everyone to be a leader during this time of uncertainty.
#AgWomen - Natalie Kovarik "Ranch Wife, A Title I'm Proud Of"
Natalie Kovarik is proud to be a ranch wife! This mom of two and wife (of one) is passionate about sharing agriculture's story by taking people on a journey of her family's day to day life on YouTube. Kovarik reminds us that our normal is not other people's normal and that it is important to share our stories. From social media to a modeling career, Kovarik is one ranch wife who seems to be mastering it all!
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YouTube - The Kovariks
Instagram - @nataliekovarik
#AgWomenSeries - Adrian Brannan "Confident Women Aren't Built Out of Confidence"
Singer, songwriter, author and cowgirl Adrian Brannan is a powerhouse. Brannan continually inspires with her "Dear Cowgirl" series, her vulnerable songwriting and her outspokenness on domestic violence. In just forty five minutes, Brannan will make you laugh, cry and feel ready to take on the world. She teaches us that fitting in isn't really living, that it is okay to talk about the hard stuff and to never stop being exactly who you are.
#AgWomen Series - Kendall Whatley "Be the Best at Who You Are"
This 'Ag Women Series' is all about women empowering women and Kendall Whatley sets a shining example! She is so eloquent with her words and she always helps put things into perspective when discussing women's roles in male dominated industries. Whatley encourages everyone to stay true to who they are, no matter what.
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#AgWomen Series - LeAnn Hart "Shake it Loose and Let it Fall"
LeAnn Hart is a powerhouse who does it all. This mom to six is also a singer, songwriter, inspirational speaker, PBR stock contractor, worship leader and pastor. Nothing is off limits and she considers herself and open book! Hart talks faith, marriage, being a woman in a male dominated industry and so much more. She teaches us all how to shake it loose and let it fall!
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#AgWomen Series - Kiah Twisselman "Fail Your Way Forward"
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'Art of the Cowgirl' Celebrates Women of the West
Tammy Pate joins the podcast to talk about 'Art of the Cowgirl' a three day celebration she created to empower cowgirls from all walks of life. She shares her family's incredible story and how a little movie called the "Horse Whisperer" changed everything for them. Tammy embodies everything a cowgirl represents and she is dedicated to connecting women around horses and western art.
For tickets and more information visit - https://artofthecowgirl.com
Celebrity Melissa Rycroft + Cowgirl Courtenay DeHoff; A love story.
Bachelor alum, Dancing with the Stars All-Star Champion, television host, podcaster and the only woman I know who drinks hot coffee through a straw, Melissa Rycroft, joins the podcast. Our friendship began over sweatpants, dirty hair and our love for one another. In this episode Mel dishes all the scoop on her lengthy career in the public eye. She even spills the tea on Ryan Seacrest and Chris Harrison. Which one she loves and which one is kind of a sh*thead.
Instagram - @melrystrick
Podcast - Logically Irrational
Cowgirl Hall of Fame - Epic Cowgirls Do Epic Sh*t
From the parking lot of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas we talk cowgirl empowerment! Cowgirl, beef advocate, speaker and all around badass Sarah Bohnenkamp joins Courtenay on the podcast to recap their day at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Courtenay admits she was starstruck a couple of times and Sarah shares some of her favorite moments. A true cowgirl and lover of all things agriculture, Sarah also shares the story of how she became one of the top voices in beef.
Instagram - @sarahjbohnenkamp
All-American Athlete Returns to Cowgirl Roots
Nicole Jenkins has lengthy and impressive resume. Born into a rodeo family, she eventually left the rodeo world and set her sites on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials as a pole vaulter. The self taught star had an impressive track career before eventually heading back home to her cowgirl roots. Now she dedicates herself to mentoring others in all of the different sports she loves! She shares her story and even a few of her biggest cowgirl problems.
Instagram - @nicolejenkinsperoformancehorses
Facebook - @NicoleJenkins
Signed the Reasonable Vegetarian
This episode embodies everything that the "Cowgirl Problems Podcast" stands for. Courtenay first met Jaime Webber of the Floral Bar via Instagram when she commented on a an animal rights video and signed it, the reasonable vegetarian. Then by chance they met in person and the rest is history. Jaime explains why she usually doesn't tell people she is a lifelong vegetarian and why she loves all things agriculture (most importantly her cow herd)! Jaime is a breath of fresh air when it comes to advocating for ag and we can all learn a thing or two from her.
Instagram - @floralbartx
Choose the Wild, Unpredictable Path
When it comes to choosing your path in life, the path that makes the most sense might not be the most rewarding. I've had many people reach out who have left their family farming or ranching operations to pursue other dreams. Here is my take on following untraditional paths.
Cowboy turned Lawyer - Tucker Stewart
If there is one thing a cowgirl turned TV host knows it's that she needs a cowboy turned lawyer in her life! Tucker Stewart grew up on a ranch in Washington, Kansas but chose to leave it behind to pursue his law degree. Now he advocates for agriculture as legal counsel for the Kansas Livestock Association. He's smart, charming and totally annoying. Ladies, he's single. Slide into those DM's.
Instagram - @tuckstew
Facebook - Tucker Stewart