California Dreamin' with Amy Witt

Team Roping + Fashion

with Amy Witt

Ropers Sports News is proud to introduce a new monthly column written by aspiring journalist and fashionista Amy Witt, Porterville, Calif. “Besides team roping, I eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. Not only do I have a strong sense of knowledge and education in the fashion industry, I have been active in the western/rodeo industry for more than seven years, winning national and state championship titles. I am a designer for Wrangler as well, and have an up and coming clothing line, Cowboy Fresh. Team roping and fashion is what I do!”

Amy Witt

By Amy C. Witt
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From backing into the box to chasing around her little boy, Boone, Kara Moody is always full of grace, wit, humor, class, and she is real handy with a horse and rope too! Not to mention, she was this year’s California’s Richest Breakaway roping champion.

By Amy C. Witt
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She’s captivating and fearless as she gracefully hangs from her saddle, effortlessly moving around the arena with her horse. From Pendleton rodeo to Salinas and Deadwood rodeo, to Canada, Australia, and even performing for Queen Elizabeth at the Windsor Castle in England, Brandi Phillips has an energy and presence that is exciting, inspiring and always makes you stop in your tracks to admire.

By Amy C. Witt
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At a very young age, Kamish Wagner’s signature bold “girl curl” was recognized. At only 14 months old, she was entered in her first dummy roping. When she was just 4 years old, Kamish Wagner was crowned the National Finals Rodeo Girls World Championship Dummy roping title. And as young as 5 years old, she started turning steers for her dad in the arena. Now, this 14-year old, cowgirl is not only talented and smart, but hard working and motivated, and a business owner on a mission to inspire girls and women of all ages to believe in themselves, roping and the power of Girl Kurl.

By Amy C. Witt
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For over a year, I have been working on self-publishing my first book, a collection of poetry inspired by the challenges and beauty of the western lifestyle. This month, I will be launching and releasing my book Cowgirl Confessions at the Art of the Cowgirl event held in Phoenix, Arizona.  On Saturday, February 9, in both the morning and afternoon, I will be sharing my poetry on stage in the Courtyard. With over 40 drawings and over 100 poems, Cowgirl Confessions is a very raw piece of work evoked by many lessons learned throughout life as a cowgirl and experiences working amongst our sacred land. Artwork was an extremely important aspect in the creation of this book. The artwork that complements my poetry is contributed by Stormy Baxley, Jamie Changala, Poyomi McDarment, Alexandria Vidaurri, and Hillary Elliott—all artists I personally know from my hometown in Tulare County, in the Central Valley of California.