Why join 40 Something Cowgirls?

So you don’t miss out on another minute of fun! Whether as an individual or with a Chapter, your membership to 40SC will provide you with many benefits.

  • Being part of the “Cool Crowd”, belly aches and sore cheeks from laughter
  • Sisters from other mothers!
  • Life changing friends
  • Members Liability Insurance
  • Got you covered: Event Insurance
  • Password protected content on the 40SC Website
    Recipes, trail reviews, poetry
  • Help a sister out! Cowgirl Angel Fund
  • Annual Royals Retreat
  • Cowgirl Cruises
  • Merchandise and Sponsor Discounts
  • Super COOL logo gear
  • Best Sponsors in the WORLD!!!
  • Earn points toward End of the Year Awards including Saddles, Buckles, Tack and Apparel.
  • Experience the freedom that comes with positive surroundings and people.

Why not start a riding club on my own?

We encourage everyone to get involved and get moving. Riding clubs offer a great way of getting together and having fun. At 40 Something Cowgirls we are connecting clubs and groups nationwide in an effort to open opportunities and experiences that perhaps would not be available on a local level. Local and Regional Chapters of 40SC are connected through the membership and offer various opportunities for unique get-togethers.

Can my riding club as a whole join 40SC?

Absolutely! And as a new Chapter they will enjoy the first year free of Chapter fees. Contact Us for more information. Contact Us for more information. See Cowgirls Chapter Benefits

Do you have to be a certain age?

Gals from 21 and beyond may join 40 Something Cowgirls, members under the age of 31 are considered Lil Sisters and have their very own division for points and awards.

Do you have to have a horse?

No. Whether you have or have never had a horse or perhaps you are looking for a horse, you are welcome to join. Members earn points in various divisions. Points are based on participation, not by judging. Attending any event, even without a horse, will earn a member points. See Points and Awards.

What if I ride English?

English or Western the cowgirl spirit lives in all of us! No matter the breed or discipline you are welcome as a 40 Something Cowgirl.

How long and from what date is my 40SC membership valid?

40SC memberships are valid for one year from the date of joining. Annual points are calculated from Jan 1st to Dec 31st of each year.

Am I restricted to my local Chapter’s activities?

No. 40SC members may attend any event that is posted to the 40SC online calendar.  Use your Cowgirl’s ID number to sign in on the Event Roster.

If I am an existing member of a Cowgirls Chapter, can I branch off and start a Cowgirls Chapter on my own?

Yes. Chapter’s form for many different reasons. Perhaps you would like events to be closer to home. A Cowgirl member may branch off and start a new Chapter with five (5) new members.

Can I change my Chapter affiliation? Is there a cost involved?

Members may change Chapter affiliation at any time without cost. Because members can attend any event on the calendar, members are not restricted to one Chapter. Typically a member is affiliated with a specific Chapter for communication purposes only.

How can I be sure my points are being calculated?

An Event Roster is submitted by the Chapter Queen to Cowgirl Headquarters for official Cowgirls events. It is the responsibility of the individual Cowgirl member to be sure her name is included on the roster as a participant. Cowgirl Headquarters calculates points for members in all Divisions.

How can I be sure an Event is an official point earning event?

Official Cowgirl events are listed on the Cowgirls Event Calendar on the 40 Something Cowgirls website. Events are posted to the calendar, a minimum of one week prior to the event.

What type of events and disciplines are Cowgirls involved with?

Our Cowgirls ride both Western and English and participant in a variety of events. Some Cowgirls don’t ride at all and attend the many get-togethers found on our Event Calendar on our Cowgirls website.

How do I find a Chapter close to me?

Active and pending Chapters can be found on the website by clicking on the Find a Chapter button. If there is not something in your area Contact Us for information on how to easily start a Chapter in your area, only takes 5 gals to join to get started.

What does it cost to start a Cowgirls Chapter?

A new Cowgirls Chapter is free from Chapter fees for the first year upon renewal the second year. A new Chapter can be formed with as little a five new members.

Can my spouse or significant other attend Cowgirl events?

Due to health or physical handicaps, members that require assistance are always welcome to attend with a guest or assistant. Individual Chapters determine whether or not to include spouses, SO’s or children at events.

Do I have to be a member to attend an event?

40SC is a member-based organization and we do welcome potential new members to attend our events to see what we are all about before becoming a member. Check with the hosting Chapter’s Queen for information on how to join.