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The Resort at Paws Up Welcomes The World’s Most Influential Cowgirls

Greenough, Montana – March 2, 2015 – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame invites those with a passion for the West to the ultimate immersion into cowgirl culture. During a three-day weekend return event at The Resort at Paws Up, guests will hone their equestrian skills under the tutelage of Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees including award-winning ranch-life photographer Barbara Van Cleve; champion cutting-horse rider Barbara Schulte; fine artist Donna Howell-Sickles; riding extraordinaire Audrey O’Brien Griffin; and Sunny Hale, referred to as “the most famous female polo player in the world.” The Cowgirl Spring Roundup all-inclusive weekend package includes educational workshops, cattle drives, sporting clays shooting, campfires, live local music and mingling with the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees.

The Cowgirl Spring Roundup at The Resort at Paws Up will be held May 14 to 17, 2015; inclusive weekend rate is $1,499 (airfare not included) per person. The event is limited to the first 50 women, ages 12 and older, who register.

What You’ll Wrangle

Paws Up is a 37,000-acre ranch that features over 100 miles of trails and 10 miles of private access to the legendary Blackfoot River. During the weekend, participants will learn to herd cattle across the land Lewis & Clark explored on an authentic cattle drive, sharpen shooting skills at a professional sporting clays course, or opt for a myriad of additional wilderness adventures.

Who You’ll Rub Spurs With


Swap stories and ride alongside real live Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honorees. The weekend program includes early morning photography workshops with award-winning ranch-life photographer Barbara Van Cleve; drawing with fine artist Donna Howell-Sickles; roping exercises with riding extraordinaire Audrey O’Brien Griffin; and an opportunity to channel your Cowgirl Spirit with motivational speakers and riders Sunny Hale and Barbra Schulte.

Where You’ll Hang Your Hat

Paws Up offers a selection of luxury homes, each impeccably appointed in an unrivaled tapestry of rustic elegance. Homes blend western-chic decor with amenities including kitchens, hot tubs, personal transportation, flat-screen televisions, high-speed wireless Internet, laundry and more.

What Grub You’ll Rustle

Drawing from the agricultural wealth of Montana and the West, the Resort’s Executive Chef Ben Jones creates refined rustic ranch cuisine that articulately blends the most sophisticated culinary techniques with the freshest meats, produce and ingredients available. 

For reservations, please call 1-877-588-6783. The Resort at Paws Up is also on Facebook and Twitter @Paws_Up.

For more news from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, visit www.cowgirl.net, and follow the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Opened in 2005, The Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with unforgettable adventure on 37,000 acres of untamed Montana wilderness steeped in Lewis and Clark history. The Resort at Paws Up offers accommodations for a maximum of 225 guests in 30 tented-accommodations (seasonally) and 28 well-appointed vacation homes, ranging from two-bedroom Meadow Homes and three-bedroom Wilderness Estates, to the charming, private four-bedroom Morris Ranch House. Paws Up is located in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in western Montana, just 35 miles from Missoula International Airport. Travelers can access Missoula via direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit www.pawsup.com or call 800-473-0601.


Established in 1975, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. The Cowgirl is the legacy of legends, and preserves and highlights the history of these Western women from the mid-1800s to the present. The Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection, and award-winning distance-learning programs for grades K-12 and adults.

Located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, the Cowgirl is open Monday (summers only) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and senior citizens (60+) and $10 for adults (ages 13+). For more information, please visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817-476-FAME (3263).

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