• Getting To Know Joy Hawks, A PWRA World Champion Bareback Rider

    JoycalendarWe’ve all heard Stephenville, Texas referred to as “The Cowboy Capital of the World,”

    but what we don’t quite discern is just how many cowGIRLS make this place so extraordinary. I had the pleasure to meet one such lady making her mark in a man’s world – one of the roughest worlds – the world of bucking bulls.

    Joy Hawks is no stranger to pain, gain, and glory. In her youth, Joy was horseback as soon as she could balance herself in the saddle. As she grew, so did her moxie, and she challenged convention and her own resolve when she braved straddling the chute over 1,500 pounds of pure bovine beastliness. That’s right, she decided she wanted to ride bucking bulls. Not just bulls-broncs, too. And guess what? She was GOOD at it!joy3

    In 1997, she showed just what she was made of and clenched the PWRA World Champion Bareback Rider, Reserve Champion Bull Rider, and Reserve All Around Champion for the year. She’s even graced the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame when inducted for her contribution to the western lifestyle in 2003.

    These days, she’s hung up her riggin’ but not her passion. She has grown to become of the renowned bucking bull breeders and contractors in the industry. Her time spent as a competitor has given her insight into the business, as well as helped her build a great rapport with the riders who draw her rough stock.

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    In the midst of managing hundreds of head of cattle, horses, and raising two beautiful children, Joy has somehow found time to develop multiple businesses. Truly, I am in awe of her energy! Probably the most innovative and inspirational business venture she has embarked on is the creation and cultivation of the Rhinestone Renegades. This is one for the books, ladies and gentleman. What value would you place on getting to learn to shoot hoops from an NBA athlete, or take dance lessons from a Broadway star? Well, basically the Rhinestone Renegades is just that – a chance for women to learn how to become hands-on stock contractors in the bucking bull industry from an industry professional, Joy Hawks, herself. No experience needed, only desire and drive. Keep an eye out for more details on this one-of-a-kind opportunity in our upcoming blogs! Until then, check out their website www.RhinestoneRenegades.com or on facebook!

    About Stacy Dudley

    With a BBA with an emphasis in Marketing, Stacy is the owner of The Moxie Room, a marketing firm located in Comanche, Texas. She is the master of strategy and the executor of said strategies. From conception to completion, she oversees each and every project acting as a liaison between creative and client. Before founding The Moxie Room, Stacy bulked up her portfolio all over the continent. From strategic planning, media relations, special events, internal communications, cause branding, ideation and new product launch management, her work has taken her from living in Texas to Tennessee to Toronto to Edmonton Alberta Canada.
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