Robert Danziger


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A skilled trick rider, Roman rider and jumper, and jockey, Ommert toured the world with Wild West shows. She acted as a stunt double in Hollywood movies such as the 1954 picture, “A Star is Born,” and landed contracts for performances at Madison Square Garden and Boston Garden. After she retired from trick riding, Ommert and her husband, a veterinarian, opened California’s first private equine hospital and the Los Caballos Farm, a center for resting and rehabilitating horses. Ommert was the recipient of the California Professional Horsemen’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. She has become a legend through her riding, and her invaluable advocacy to keep California’s horse trails and open spaces preserved will benefit cowgirls in generations to come (from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame).

Pat was born October 12, 1929 in Bell, California (near Los Angeles). Pat is 91 at the time of this interview.

Pat’s Mother, Vera North, was also a trick rider, bronc rider and stunt woman.

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Robert Danziger


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Interview with Pat North Ommert



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