Courtenay DeHoff is a cowgirl turned television personality, keynote speaker and podcast host who has grabbed the attention of Deadspin, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, LIVE! with Kelly, The CW and more.
DeHoff has worked on-air in front of sold-out crowds at sporting events inside Madison Square Garden and anchored live telecasts for national news networks. From New York Fashion Week to the back of a horse, you never know where she’ll be reporting from next.
In 2020, DeHoff launched the global brand movement Fancy Lady Cowgirl ™ after struggling to fit the traditional cowgirl mold. Drawing criticism from those in the very communities she was advocating for, she labeled herself a ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ proclaiming you can be both a little fancy and a little ranchy. The reaction to this self-label was swift. Women from all walks of life emerged and began sharing how they too uphold traditions of the West in unexpected ways. Through storytelling and fashion Fancy Lady Cowgirl is working to bridge the gap between urban and rural cultures.
Courtenay is highly sought after for her Fancy Lady Cowgirl keynotes. She offers a down to earth, engaging and dynamic presentation style that resonates with every audience from every background. She masterfully weaves in her powerful testimony of leaving the cowgirl way of life behind in order to achieve great things in her career, only to discover the community she tried to leave behind was the key to finding true success.
In October of 2021 she delivered the keynote address to 65,000 inside Lucas Oil Stadium at the National FFA Convention. As a cowgirl turned television host she has a keen understanding of both rural and urban cultures, the disconnect that separates them and the deep need to bridge the gap between the two.
Her keynote addresses will leave you laughing and tearing up in one sitting. You will walk away with a new understanding of what it means to be a cowgirl or cowboy and how you can embrace the spirit of the West in your own unique ways no matter your lifestyle.
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