Jenn Z
Writer #55377
Joined 12/20/2020
3 Star Rating
45 Projects
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Jenn is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, award winning photographer, brilliant social media strategist, writer, and lover of all things western.

After a brief career in the investment world to support her horse habit (and satisfy her mother, who told her she had to have a “real” job after graduating college), she finally took the leap and stepped away from a regular income; trading the business suit once and for all for cowgirl boots, a hat, and jeans. She has not looked back.

When Jenn first moved to The DX Ranch on the South Dakota plains, she never imagined she’d find herself behind a camera lens capturing an authentic perspective of ranching, and sharing it with others. Jenn has always been called to artistry, and uses music, writing, images, home improvement, and her first true love of horses to express her passion for life. Horses are the constant thread and much of her work centers around using her unique style of writing to share her horsemanship journey with others.

Her photography has been featured by Instagram, Apple, TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, Budweiser and Oprah Magazine. Jenn’s work has been published internationally, has been seen in several books and has graced the covers of several magazines.

When she’s not working, she loves to drink coffee, play with her naughty border collie named Copper, start ranch colts, and run about the country chasing cans. Her mother still thinks she doesn’t have a “real” job.


Jenn writes almost primarily about the equine and ranching and western lifestyle industries.


Tarleton State University

While in college pursing her BBA in Marketing, Jenn also participated on the College Rodeo Team.


20 Projects Completed

Jenn has been involved in the agriculture and equine industry for 3 decades. She brings with her that experience.


10 Projects Completed

Jenn writes and educates about the Western lifestyle and Ag industries -- be it fashion, animals, trends, horse training and more.


5 Projects Completed

Jenn lives on a commercial cow/calf operation, where owning, using, and communing with animals is her job.


10 Projects Completed

She writes monthly and weekly columns for several ag industry publications.

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