The Canadian Cowgirls
The Award Winning Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill team from Chatham Kent Ontario wear their patriotism for our great country proudly and have presented our glorious maple leaf at prestigious horse expos and parades across North America.
The Canadian Cowgirls have represented Canada at the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena California, The Kentucky Derby Parade, the Indy 500 parade and last year, won Best Horse entry at the Calgary Stampede Parade out of 850 horse entries.
Hold onto your hats and tighten your saddles, the Canadian Cowgirls are stampeding your way to make you Proud to be Canadian!!
Terry Jenkins is founder of TJ Stables Equine Centre, founder and Captain of the Canadian Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team and founder and Administrator of Acceptional Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in Chatham Ontario
Swinging from the corporate ladder in Marketing 36 years ago and onto the back of a horse, she established TJ Stables Equine Centre, an entry level facility allowing horse lovers, especially children, to gain personal experiences and confidence with horses.
It soon became evident that the community had a need and interest for the Therapeutic riding program and Acceptional Riders was established by Terry in 1992.
Her endeavors to create volunteer opportunities and hours of volunteer time herself in the Acceptional Riders program were recognized when she was honored with the Provincial Award for “Outstanding Volunteerism in Ontario”
Terry has also been awarded as “Woman of Excellence for Contribution to Rural Life.” In this community and recently recognized as a Woman of Influence locally.
TJ Stables was awarded as Chatham Kent’s “Business of the Year” for Business Excellence, emphasizing that excellence in business is not just the bottom line but contribution to community and humanity.
TJ Stables also received the Ontario Advocate for Accessibility award for businesses that promote Access to all People presented by Lieutenant Governor David Onley.
Terry was the 2018 Woman of Influence for Chatham Kent and was the recipient of the 2021 Chatham Kent Accessibility for Individual award because of her efforts to provide inclusivity to the community.
Terry believes that the gifts that she has been blessed with are meant to be shared. The stream of children and young adults in need, who present themselves on the barn steps are endless. The young people are given opportunities no one else can offer. She uses her horses as a tool with no expectation of remuneration …. Lives have been changed.
And in her spare time….
Terry is the founder and captain of the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Riding Team The glue that holds any team together is its leadership. Terry has the drive and determination to bring the best out in the team. Always innovative in her choreography, costuming and showmanship, the team has grown and developed under her directorship. Every team member has experienced personal growth being part of the team under this Captain’s high standards as in evident in The Canadian Cowgirls Accomplishments:
Performing for the newly crowned His Majesty King Charles lll and Queen Consort Camilla
Appearing on the Rick Mercer Report
Escorting the Olympic torch
Winner of the Calgary stampede Parade over 850 entries not once but Twice
2 time winner of the Kentucky Derby Parade
Ontario Sport Award for outstanding contribution to Sports
Appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadina California New Years Day
There will be no CEU Credits available for this presentation.