Tammie is a winning mounted shooter, CMSA Life Member Card #278. A Senior Ladies Level 4 competitor, she lives on a ranch, is a working cowgirl handling cattle almost daily, owns and trains horses, is an announcer for arena sports and activities, and has traveled throughout the country competing in mounted shooting matches. She is one very happy winner and has already put the saddle to good use on the ranch and in the arena on her good Paint horse, Cowboy Gold.
“To say I was thrilled would be putting it mildly. I have purchased Happy Trails tickets in various drawings for several years with the hope of winning but more with the idea of helping a worthy cause. To win anything is special but a prize like this is truly a blessing,” stated Tammie.
The legendary and magnificent 1870’s Colorado style stock saddle was made by superb saddle maker and leather artist, Will Ghormley of Des Moines, IA. Included with the saddle were a Calvary pattern combination halter/bridle complete with a replica Calvary bit, reins, lead strap, and Officer’s rosettes. Also included were a pair of matching single strap saddle pockets; a breast strap with a brass heart in the center; a rifle scabbard with an EMF Model 92 .45 Colt lever action rifle with an octagon barrel; a saddle blanket and period correct grass rope lariat. Also included was a unique custom deluxe oak saddle stand hand crafted by Terry Kirk.
Proceeds from the drawing benefit the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation and Cooper Home for abused children. The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The kids at the Cooper Home offer a huge THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets for the legendary 1870’s Stock Saddle.