Tad Lucas

legendary-women-in-western-historyTad Lucas, the youngest of 24 children, was a small-statured woman who was a big hit in the world of rodeo performing, bronc riding, and racing. She traveled the world as a trick rider, performing stunts in front of thousands and was constantly adding acts to her performance. Lucas performed in London, Mexico, The Chicago World’s Fair, and also funded charities such as the Red Cross with her rodeo talent. Although she was mostly known for bronc riding, Lucas also dabbled in riding relays, saddle broncs, and pony express races. She won at the Cheyenne Frontier Days 8 consecutive times, and later in her life served on the Professional Rodeo Board of Directors, as well as the Rodeo Historical Society. Lucas continued to ride until she was 62 years old, and her talent continues to inspire women in rodeo today.