This is Miss Vi.
She is an expert horsewoman and a true cowgirl.
She was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2013.
She is 81 years old, and had an elbow replacement not long ago so is taking the season off from barrel racing. She'll be back next year.
On July 3, she was assigned the task of teaching Matt how to ride a horse so he could survive a month of horseback riding (beginning on July 4 in the Greeley Stampede parade) without incident or injury. When he showed up for his first concentrated lesson, she told him she wasn't going to take any of his colonel #%*! and that he had better pay attention to her because she knew what she was talking about. Matt was all ears, obviously, and by the end of the lesson she gave him an A. I have seen her around many times through the years but had never met her until this weekend. She is awesome, is all one can say.
If you see her around say hi and thank you for her service to Cheyenne, the rodeo, and horse-ignorant military types everywhere.