PRETTY BRONC RIDER - VERA McGINNIS (1892-1990) This cowgirl from California was unlike many of her peers. She was not born on a ranch, but her athletic ability made her a natural when she discovered the rodeo. Beginning her career as a relay rider, she soon took up trick riding, bronc and bull riding and Roman racing--winning at all events. A celebrated rider, Vera’s most famous trick was the under-the-belly crawl at full speed. Touring with rodeo shows, she performed in Canada, Europe, Asia and the United States.