Livestock • Inducted 1998
Miss Klamath is remembered as the undisputed queen of saddle broncs in the early 1950s. An unknown when she first started bucking, Miss Klamath soon developed a reputation for unseating all riders. Bronc riders of the era wondered if anyone would ever make a qualified ride on her. In fact, rodeo legend Casey Tibbs was quoted in the Rodeo Sports News saying, “I’ve ridden a lot of bucking horses and been bucked off a lot of them, but Miss Klamath was the only horse I ever thought I couldn’t ride.” A part of the Christensen Brothers’ string, Miss Klamath’s unique style of kicking, perpendicular and higher with each jump, was ultimately responsible for a freak accident, ending her career in 1954 at the age of 14.