Grandkids Working Cattle!

Atwood Ranch near Frankston, Texas – April 28, 2014. Brooks, Tori, Garrett, Buck and Jake Atwood and two Schackelford boys from down the road. What a crew! They may not have to work when they are grown, but they will know how. No nintendos here! What a thrill for their Papa to watch! – Dick...

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Get to know Sharon Camarillo

The following is an exerpt from Sharon Camarillo’s biography on her website. She has graciously allowed Atwood Hat Co. the opportunity to post about her. We are so proud to have such a professional represent Atwood Hat Co.!   It has been written many times that I am an accomplished horsewoman. To that, I say that I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to study equestrian skills, establish relationships with industry professionals and have earned the respect of my friends and students that I have had the honor to mentor. My career has encompassed many facets of the western and equestrian world. My signature collections of saddles and tack under the Sharon Camarillo Collection have earned respect in the retail market place. In recognition of my multi-faceted career, the Western and English Manufacturer’s Association presented me with their “Top Hand” award in 2005. The more opportunities I am exposed to, the more I understand our western industry and lifestyle, and the closer I can relate to those who are interested in following in my footsteps. I believe in goal setting as the primary resource to realistically organizing one’s life. As a Southern California raised, “Cowgirl at Heart,” I always dreamed of owning a ranch, including all the things I envisioned that ranch life encompassed: wide-open spaces, horses and cattle. What surrounded my young life were beaches and summer vacations around national parks with my parents. To their dismay, the pack stations and feedlots were the scenery that drew my attention and stirred my interests. After gaining some livestock experience at the San Jacinto Livestock Commission Company, I was able to hone my riding skills. Riding, roping and goat tying college rodeo scholarships helped me graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, a university famous for its rodeo team. My degree is in Agricultural Business and Economics. I believe in the power of education and am proud to commit myself to being a life-long learner. A National Intercollegiate World Championship gave me the confidence and introduction to the world of professional rodeo. Realizing that if I chose to pursue a career as a rodeo competitor, the only event open for women at that time in the professional ranks was barrel racing. I also understood that to be competitive in the sport of professional barrel racing, it would take more skills and better horses than I had to date. So… my journey began. Two of the highlights of my rodeo career were the opportunity to compete with other national finalists at a Command Rodeo Performance for President Reagan and be a guest at the White House, and the chance to travel with a group of top riders selected by Wrangler to compete in an international rodeo in Argentina. The friendships I made in the rodeo business will remain with me forever. After qualifying for four National Finals Rodeos, the...

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Camarillo Meets Palin

Sharon Camarillo  meets Sarah Palin, while wearing her Atwood hat! As one of the MC’s for the annual Pro Rodeo League of Women NFR luncheon,  I had the exiting and humbling opportunity to meet a woman I have greatly admired for her courage and ability to stand for her beliefs,  Sarah Palin. I was so excited the day I heard she would be a vice president candidate, and was in awe of her resiliency during the attacks the press attempted  during the campaign. I found her to be bright, enthusiastic, personable and truly a woman of character and honor.   Sarah wore her western clothes well, and I was proud to be wearing my Atwood...

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Chris Cagle

Good morning, Atwood Hat Co. fans! We hope your week is off to a nice start. We recently noticed that country music star, Chris Cagle, has been wearing our hats! This is exciting news for us. We love being represented in Nashville by such a respected artist.  Chris is originally from DeRidder, Louisiana. He was first known for writing songs for David Kersh before signing to Virgin Records Nashville in 2000. Cagle made his debut on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts with the single “My Love Goes On and On”, the first single from his debut album Play It Loud. The album, which was certified gold in the United States, also produced the Top 10 hit “Laredo” and “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”, his only number one hit. Play It Loud was followed in 2002 by Chris Cagle, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Also a gold album in the U.S., it produced the Top 5 hits “What a Beautiful Day” and “Chicks Dig It”. Anywhere but Here, his third album, followed in 2005 and produced the number 12-peaking “Miss Me Baby”. A fourth studio album, titled My Life’s Been a Country Song, was released in 2008, and its lead-off single, “What Kinda Gone”, peaked at 3 on the country music charts in early 2008. After exiting Capitol in 2008, he signed with Bigger Picture Music Group in 2011. Thank you, Chris, for supporting Atwood Hat Co!...

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Welcome to Atwood Hat Co.!

Thank you for stopping by Atwood Hat Co., new revised website. We are  very proud of our product and hope that you appreciate the quality of hat we produce. We make hats for the working cowboy. We will be using this blog to post company news, information on upcoming events, and photos of real working ranch cowboys using our hats. If you have any questions about Atwood Hat Co., please feel free to send us an email or pick up the phone and give us a call.  ...

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