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2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon, November 4, 2023

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM


ROCK is excited to host our 2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon and welcome women from throughout the local business community for a special morning with emcee Patti Colbert and keynote speaker Ret. Rear Admiral “Tina” Christina Alvarado Shanahan. You’ll be inspired as Tina speaks on her career in the Navy, love for Paint horses, and inspires your inner spirit of Courage and Grit. 

Decorate your table with your unique style!

Cowgirl Bruncheon table decorating ideas

Included with your sponsorship is the opportunity to pamper and treat your guests to a social gathering the way you envision it.

Get creative with a theme of your choice! Your unique table will be part of a fun competition where three winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Bring your table decorations which are bright and beautiful, elegant and divine, or simply over the top. Your table, your vision!

Each round table includes a white tablecloth and seats for eight of your guests. Plates, silverware, and glassware will also be provided. You bring everything else! (Don’t worry, after you register, we’ll send you a guide with tips for making your table look great.)

One ROCK member will be also seated as a host to your table, so prepare for guests at your table to gather and enjoy the 2nd Annual Cowgirl Bruncheon.

Meet this year's speakers:

Rear Admiral Christina M. "Tina" Alvarado (RET) ShanahanRear Admiral Christina M. “Tina” Alvarado (Ret) Shanahan

Keynote Speaker

Rear Adm. Alvarado is a registered nurse and graduate of the Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing, Alexandria, Va., Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, N.Y., and holds a Master of Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health. She has worked in the clinical areas of orthopedics, neurosurgery and intensive care.

Alvarado retired from the US Navy after 30 years of service in 2018. She was the first female of Hispanic origin to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral Upper Half. Her military awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device and the National Defense Medal (two). Alvarado is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest service award. She was also named Columbia University School of Nursing 2011 Distinguished Alumni, is a 3-time World Champion equestrian and was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2019.

Patti Colbert

Event Emcee

Patti Colbert has been a champion in the equine industry her entire life. Colbert has worked with the Texas Quarter Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association as well as her own firm. She and her team managed the Mustang Heritage Foundation, and in 2007 created the Extreme Mustang Makeover events.

In 2014 Colbert was named the American Horse Publications, Innovator of the Year and was a recipient of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Fern Sawyer Award. In 2021, she was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Colbert currently serves on the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Board of Directors and ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids Board of Advisors. In addition, Patti continues to compete in the stock horse of Texas events and enjoys her friends and family after staying on her horse during the cow work.

Sponsorships & Tables Available


November 4
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Merlin Hoppe Arena
2050 Rockride Lane
Georgetown, TX 78626 United States
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