2021 Fellowship Recipients
My name is Melissa Loeschen, I am 26 years old, and reside on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in Central South Dakota.
I grew up in small-town Iowa, with a family backg...Read More
Originally hailing from Napa, California, Jill has since relocated to Central Oregon where she resides on her small ranch with her two kids (ages 8 and 3). Jill began silversmithin...Read More
I am a mother, wife and boot maker.
I married my husband Tell 10 years ago and have two children Flint (10) and Quinna (6). We have raised our family on a number of ranches sp...Read More
My name is Kaylissa Smith, I’m 21 years old and I’m honored to be receiving this fellowship! I’m from Lewiston, Utah, where I currently reside and my family runs around 100 h...Read More
Patricia Dagnon lives in North Central Washington, right along the Canadian border in Nighthawk, with her husband and two children. Patricia is a leather worker, elementary school ...Read More
Allie has carried the cuttin’ disease for as long as she can remember. From turn-back duties on her pony, competing as a youth and now showing her own horses as a non-pro; cuttin...Read More
2021 Master Artists
Lindy Burch began blazing trails in 1980 when she captured the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Futurity Championship with a record 225.5 points on Mis Royal Mahogany...Read More
Amy Raymond is a ranching mom of two boys, Pace (15) and Colter (12). They love riding, roping and spending time gathering cattle with their parents. Amy and her husband run cows f...Read More
Kelly Martin’s bootmaking journey can be traced back to ranches and leather shops throughout the western U.S.
Her dad, George, bought a shoe repair shop in the early 70s and b...Read More
Teresa Black of Plush, Oregon, is an expert in rawhide braiding and horse hair hitching.
Originally exposed to leather work, Teresa discovered rawhide braiding in ...Read More
Nancy Martiny is a second-generation leatherworker and fourth-generation rancher from Idaho.
Following in her father’s footsteps, who made purses, belts and wallet...Read More
Lee Smith lives on a cattle ranch near Estancia, New Mexico. She and her husband, Mark, have a cow-calf operation and raise quality Quarter Horses at their Harmony Hills Ranch.