Founded in 1992 to preserve and share the rich history, culture and heritage of the Hawaiian Paniolo (cowboys), and to provide Hawaii cowgirls with a forum for rodeo competition, the Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association (HWRA) has grown into a family-oriented organization whose more than 50 members now include men, women and children. HWRA members enjoy rodeo competition and are committed to preserving the heritage of the Paniolo. Indeed, some of our members are third- and fourth-generation “Paniolos” tracing their family’s roots back to some of the first Hawaiian cowhands.
HWRA sponsors six “Jackpot” rodeos, as well as the dynamic year-end “All-Girl Rodeo,” which this year, will be held on Oct. 8th.” In addition, our HWRA Mounted Color Guard participates in various parades and patriotic events throughout the year – especially paying tribute to our veterans.
2016 marks a very special anniversary for us, as this will be the 24th Annual HWRA All-Girls Rodeo, and we anticipate that spectators and contestants from all islands will attend participate. Contestants at the All-Girl Rodeo will compete in fast-paced and action-packed events such as barrel racing, pole-bending, breakaway roping, team roping, calf mugging, steer undecorating, and goat tying. Engraved trophy buckles will be awarded to the winners in each event, and a beautiful trophy saddle will be awarded to the All-Around cowgirl.
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Bridget Napier, President
Tricia Ann Ching, Vice President
Brandy Joseph, Secretary
Moana Tupou, Treasurer
Britt Joseph-Faborito, Member-at-Large
Bettie Cox, Member-at-Large
Kali Adkins, Member-at-Large
If you need additional information, please contact me at Bridget Napier at 808-630.9211 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.