Amy Jo Reisdorfer was on-boarded into the line-up as American Cowgirl #21 on July 13, 2016PHOTOSHOOT DATESLOCATIONS August 5, 2016HUBBARD RANCH - CHEYENNE, WYOMING August 21, 2018 WYOMING HEREFORD RANCH - CHEYENNE, WYOMING HORSE CREEK CATTLE COMPANY - HORSE CREEK, WYOMING August 22, 2018 HUBBARD RANCH - CHEYENNE, WYOMINGThe actual image which was the inspiration for Amy Jo’s painting was taken at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, just east of Cheyenne.
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Lana’s tribute video coming soon after completion of her painting.
Raised in the town that is famous for the “Daddy of ‘em All”, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Amy Jo cherishes growing up beneath Wyoming’s western skies, rich in western heritage, and rodeo lifestyle. Amy Jo has been involved with animals, especially horses, since she could sit in a saddle. She began showing horses and other animals at a young age, where she excelled in garnering many prestigious awards at state and national levels.Amy Jo received a four year rodeo scholarship to the University of Wyoming and qualiﬁed for the College National Finals and Regional Finals numerous times. She was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association. She is a member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and has qualiﬁed for the PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals six times. Amy Jo served as Miss Rodeo Wyoming in 2004 where she was honored to promote the sport and lifestyle she loves. She worked as the Assistant Rodeo Coach at Laramie County Community College while ﬁnishing her Masters degree at the University of Wyoming in Animal and Veterinary Science, graduating with honors, with emphasis in Equine and Ruminant Nutrition. Amy Jo currently resides in Wyoming with her husband Nate and enjoys raising their large family of six kids. Her kids are very competitive Junior Rodeo kids and they enjoy traveling together and competing. She also owns and runs AJ Performance Horses specializing in raising, training, and selling rodeo horses. Amy Jo’s passion for her family and horses is the highlights of her life and thanks God daily for allowing her to live and embrace the western way of life.
Amy Jo is the owner of AJ Performance Horses, out of Cheyenne, Wyoming. We specialize in breeding, training, and selling barrel, rope, and performance horses. I also rodeo professionally in the Mountain States Circuit, where I have qualified to the Mountain States Circuit Finals 7 times with numerous horses. My boys competitively rodeo through the National High School Rodeo Association as well as the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association, and train horses as well. We give lessons for barrels, roping, and general horsemanship. Through it all, we believe in hard work and that horses are divine mirrors that teach us much more about life than we can ever teach them.
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