Bruce, Ardith 1967-07-21

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Ardith Bruce, former world champion barrel racer, discusses the history and rationale of that sport and describes the training and type of horses.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ardith Bruce

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Date: July 21, 1967

Location: Estes Park, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Presents autobiography, Won world championship in barrel racing, 1964, Has retired from barrel racing, Recalls organization of Girls Rodeo Association, Has recognition of Rodeo Cowboys Association, Remembers her contests and traveling in 1964, Summarizes barrel racing development, Describes the type of horse used in barrel racing, Gives opinion on horse training, "Spoiled" horses discussed, "Watching" the barrels, Her horse cited as an example, Growth of barrel racing popularity observed, Offers reasons for sport, Profit motive, Feminist feeling exposed, Equestrian skills needed, Book on barrel racing to be published

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1964-1967

Bulk Dates: 1964-1967

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