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Title
Riding with Montie Montana
Creator
Orange County Public Libraries
Gilliom, Jon
Contributor
Chandler, Alice
Date Created and/or Issued
2009-05-29
Contributing Institution
OC Public Libraries
Collection
California Revealed from Orange County Public Libraries
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OC Public Libraries
2009-05-29
Rights Holder and Contact
OC Public Libraries
Date of Copyright
2009-05-29
Description
Alice Chandler describes rodeo trick riding with Montie Montana in the 1960s.
We went different places and rode for money—trick riding—usually he mostly roped us. Because he had to have dependable riders and he wanted to track these people, because when he roped us you had to stop your horse immediately (laughs) or you’d pull him off his seat. So he had to have dependable riders and we rode with his wife and daughter for years, Louise and Linda. It was a fabulous family experience and Montie was our buddy. We went into a real fancy restaurant one time—where had we ridden?—Camp Pendleton—so we in to eat on our way home—the horses were out in the trailer—and Montie took his cowboy hat off and he didn’t want it stolen so he put it on the cashier’s machine so that we could go eat. He was the one who roped President Eisenhower. President Eisenhower in Washington, D.C. was sitting in a stand and he asked permission, then they said, “Yes,” so he roped him—and I don’t see this anymore—threw the rope around him, [over] his shoulders but after that you were never allowed, I understand, no one was allowed to get close to a president (laughs). But he could have grabbed the rope (laughs). We rode for Prince Philip in Palm Springs and I have a gold medallion that he gave us as—a quick keychain—as a reward. They didn’t take pictures of that and they didn’t publish that, but they had a special show for Prince Philip. Montie made us get out and go meet him and shake hands. I didn’t even know to curtsy, but I wouldn’t have done it anyway—(laughs) cowgirls don’t curtsy.
Type
moving image
Format
Color
Sound
Identifier
corcl_000065
Language
English
Subject
Rodeos
Montana, Montie
Chandler, Alice
Time Period
1960s
Place
Orange County (Calif.)
Relation
OC Stories
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8ns10b6
Provenance
Orange County Public Libraries
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