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Pam Minick receives Western Horseman Award

Pam Minick is shown in this 2013 file photo as she was retiring from Billy Bob's Texas after nearly 25 years as the face of the club.
Pam Minick is shown in this 2013 file photo as she was retiring from Billy Bob's Texas after nearly 25 years as the face of the club. Star-Telegram

Pam Minick, who spent nearly 25 years as the marketing director for Billy Bob’s Texas and was a Miss Rodeo America, received the 2016 Western Horseman Award on Saturday at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

As vice president of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association from 1978 to 1992, Minick sought equal purse money for barrel racers at professional rodeos.

She won the WPRA breakaway roping world championship in 1982 and is an accomplished team roper.

Minick was also the first woman on a national network broadcast team for CBS in 1977.

She hosts two RFD-TV programs, The American Rancher and Gentle Giants, which spotlight’s draft horses and has become one of RFD-TV’s top-rated programs.

Western Horseman magazine, based in Fort Worth, has sponsored the award since 2005 and bills itself as world’s leading horse magazine since 1936.

Bill Hanna

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