40 Something Cowgirls

The group “40 Something Cowgirls Sidekick Sisters” from Graham, TX is our featured club this month. The “Sidekick Sisters” chapter came together in January 2014 with the idea of bringing women from around the area together to enjoy their love for horses, make friends and find lifelong riding buddies.
40 Something Cowgirls was established by Kristi Williams from Breckenridge, TX in May 2010 with a handful of women. All of these women were at the age of “forty something and holding,” just looking for a reason to ride again. They all had the same inspiration to connect with other women looking to get back in the saddle after years of putting their dreams on hold while they raised a family. Currently there are 30 chapters for these cowgirls all over the United States and even a chapter in Australia. These ladies are having fun and making new friends. 40 Something Cowgirls offer many incentives for participation, including saddles, buckles, and much more. All a cowgirl has to do is attend events on the calendar hosted by the chapters, thereby accumulating points to win special prizes.
The Sidekick Sisters are a chapter out of Graham, Texas that came together in January 2014. This group works together to help each other, not only on horseback, but in their daily lives, especially when one of them needs help or a little push of motivation. Membership includes those who have never ridden, have been a “show mom”, or have been riding for years competitively. They will open their arms to anyone. Gals from the age of 21 and beyond can join, although anyone under the age of 30 is considered a “Lil Sis” and is sponsored by a cowgirl already a member of the chapter. A small annual membership fee funds the Sidekick Sisters’ charitable contributions to the Graham community. These ladies get together for a plethora of events including parades, trail rides, and just general pleasure riding. The Sidekick Sisters enjoy ranch sorting, one of the major events they love to host. They usually meet two to three times per week for practice or a training event on horseback. However, the events are not always horse related; they occasionally just go to dinner or have a movie night. The premier events that the club gets excited about are ranch sorting jackpots and the PRCA rodeo queen contest. The Sidekick Sisters currently have about forty-eight members and their ranks are growing quickly. They boast members from all over West Texas, not just Young County. Official meetings are on the first Monday of every month at Vetoni’s Restaurant in Graham. The meetings are led by the Royal Court, elected by chapter members. The Sidekick Sisters are currently led by:
• Queen – Lola Andrews
• Princess – Barbara Roberts
Both of these ladies are dedicated to the chapter, and are the main contact for problems and queries of the membership. The Sidekick Sisters are a group of fun, positive, mature women getting together to laugh, and enjoy spending time with good company and horses.
If you are interested in getting together with this group of ladies and learning more, you can visit them at www.40somethingcowgirls.com