Jenn Zeller was transplanted from a big city in Texas to the plains of South Dakota.
The only person in her family to ride, she grew up rodeoing, managed a rodeo scholarship to college, and earned a marketing degree from Tarleton State University. She went on to train barrel horses for a living, before being swept off her feet by a handsome, cowboy who lives where getting to the the mailbox requires a 20 mile round trip.
Now able to live out her dream of being a cowgirl, horseman, and artist, she lives with her Cowboy, kids, dogs (and miscellaneous other critters), on about 8,000 acres on his third generation-run family ranch where they raise Angus/Brangus cattle and Registered Quarter Horses.
Most days you can find her horseback, either starting colts, or riding through the cows. Further, she is responsible for the day-to-day horse handling, runs the ranch internship program, and does the ranch marketing. You’ll often see her with a camera in her hand (a now internationally published photographer)- more often than not- photographing life on the ranch. In winter you’ll find her feeding hay, and doing chores. She gets to pursue her passions and enjoys sharing her “charmed” life with others through her blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In 2015, she was named TIME Magazine’s Instagram Photographer to follow for South Dakota.
You can catch up with her day-to-day life at thesouthdakotacowgirl.com or find her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat as @thesdcowgirl.