Online Exclusive: Sissy Smith King

Sissy Smith King, president of the Western Oklahoma Ranch Horse Association, is a 73-year-old woman with a background as a trick rider, bull rider, bareback rider, barrel racer and rodeo photographer in the 1960s. Originally from Arkansas, King had the opportunity to compete and perform in South Africa. After taking a short break from riding, King hopped back on the saddle. Today, she enjoys showing with her daughters and riding her cutting horse, I’ll Be Shining.