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Nancy Sheppard was one of three women inducted into the Payson Rodeo Legends Ring of Honor July 17.

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Rim’s legendary and world champion cowboys

The Rim Country and Tonto Basin may be remote, but perhaps that isolation and the best air anywhere are what provided the perfect habitat for rodeo champions and legendary cowboys. The area has produced 11 world champion rodeo competitors over the years and some of them still hold records in their fields. It is also home to some legendary cowboys.


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