american cowgirl # 1joi-ashli farrarour cowgirl ambassadorforst. mary’s food bank
Photo image selected for the painting
american cowgirl #1joi-ashli farrar - arizona the NEW EDEN ranch
the painting “ American cowgirl #01 - joi ashli - arizona ”
Lana’s tribute video coming soon after completion of her painting.
photo & canvas IMAGES ofamerican cowgirl # 1
american cowgirl #1joi-ashli farrar - arizona
Joi left behind her Ranch outside of Tehachapi, California in 2009 and set off on a new life journey that would lead her to the beautifulcity of Maricopa, Arizona. She moved her two horses from California shortly after her arrivalto the Eyman family Ranch called the New Eden Ranch located in Thunderbird farms just south of Maricopa. She continues to completeher daily ranch chores and do her morning rides across the desert trails and the Sierra Estrella Mountains where she truly immerses her self and mind in the Cowgirl way of life.
joi-ashli farrar was on-boarded into the line-up as American Cowgirl #01 on march 27, 2013PHOTOSHOOT DATESLOCATIONS may 29, 2013 hangin saddle ranch - hidden valley, arizona JANUARY 14, 2014 EYMAN RANCH - THUNDERBIRD FARMS - MARICOPA - ARIZONA december 7, 2015 hidden valley, arizona - joint shoot with american cowgirl #2 The actual image which was THE inspiration for joi ’s painting was taken in hidden valley, arizona
I was raised in the small and quiet city of Sunland, California just north of Burbank where I was born. Although as a youth, I did not own horses of my own, I took advantage of the numerous riding opportunities that were available at the nearby stables. After starting a family and moving to Bear Valley Springs, California, which is an equine active community, I purchased my first horse which was a two year old breeding stock Paint that I named Lacey. “Understanding that your animals teach you as much (or more) than you teach them - to succeed in your endeavor you must create a partnership and learn that patience really is a virtue.” I give credit to the assistance of my neighbor, Rex Peterson who was a movie and trick horse trainer. for my development as an expert rider. It was a dream come true sharing the dream and passion with my children as we did trail riding through the mountains of the Southern Sierras and also parading and competing together. I have participated in a variety of competitions but I preferred the challenge of the Extreme Ranch Horse Obstacle Race. I have served as a Girl Scout, Cub Scout, Young Womens and 4H Equine leader as well as create youth riding clinics and competitions such as the Ranchito Invitational.I am also a Health Practitioner specializing in BioEnergetic therapies for people and animals. My business has expanded in providing service to individuals worldwide (AdvancedWellnessaz.com).In addition I have created WYS Education, Empowerment Programs which has given me the opportunity to deliver seminars at schools and to organizations (WYSEducation.org). I also serve my community through the local Maricopa Pantry Food Bank, supported by St. Mary’s Food Bank (www.firstfoodbank.org)
Joi’s thoughts on “ What it means to me to Be an American Cowgirl” Heart, Inner-Strength, IntegrityA symbol of inner-power - Able to fall down and and get back up, get knocked down and rise above. To be vulnerable and strong at the same time. Understand that no matter what may have happened throughout your life, no matter where you are now, YOU matter. Knowing that you can dream and dreams do come true!
St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education.
St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving 9 of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
St. Mary’s supports our local food pantry where I volunteer virtually every week. I see the thousands of faces and real lives that receive the benefits of being gifted food boxes. This provides me the joy of giving and I love every moment so see the impact on real life families.