Tad Lucas was known as "Rodeo's First Lady," and there is grand truth in that statement. No one, man or woman, rode rough stock or performed more fearlessly than Tad Lucas.
Tad Lucas was an original, and was honored by the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
By all accounts, Tad was a woman of not only great talent, but of spirit, courage and compassion. The Tad Lucas award is awarded to women who have exhibited the same sort of extraordinary characteristics while upholding and promoting our great Western heritage.