Ruth Roach

legendary-women-in-western-historyRuth Scantlin Roach was a renowned bronc rider and world champion rodeo performer who was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1989 and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. She made a living by traveling the world with her rodeo act and even toured with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Her honors include World Champion Girl Bronc Rider, World Champion All-Around Cowgirl, and World Champion Trick Rider. Her 24-year long career wowed audiences across the globe, as no female rider could match her talent and the daring feats she performed in front of thousands. Her ability to perform in rodeo events as well as any man has made her a legend.