Karen Womack Vold has dedicated her entire life to the trick riding and rodeo industries. From her humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona she trick rode in her first Professional Rodeo at age fourteen.
Thus began a marvelous journey of life as a professional trick rider and achieving another childhood dream of becoming a “cowboy’s sweetheart” when she and Harry Vold married in 1972.
Her 1978 induction into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum, along with her receipt of the honorable Tad Lucas Memorial award in 1992, more than exemplifies her dedication to preserving our Western Heritage.
In 2003, Karen decided to document her life of “Cooking for Cowboys” in her first cookbook “Spurs and Spoons – A buffet of Memories from Karen’s collection”. Full of wonderful recipes, the book also documents some of the highlights in Karen’s life and rodeo career.
During the spring each year Karen hosts “Trick Riding” schools for young men and women anxious to learn more about the profession.
Doing so, created the desire to produce a second cookbook, “Spurs and Spoons II – The Memories Continue”.
Karen and Harry still spend most of their time on the road annually, but when they are not producing quality rodeos across the country, you can find them at home on their ranch in Avondale, Colorado.