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C." the horse at the Painted Pony on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Lake Luzerne, N. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union)Lake Luzerne Teresa Beadnell Stannard is a state trooper.

She needs an outlet to relieve the pressure of a difficult job.

"I have a lot of stressful days and to come home and ride is the best medicine," she said. For the past 20 years, she's been a barrel racer, an iconic sport where riders maneuver horses through a series of barrels.

Barrel racing consumes a lot of time and effort, including prepping and practicing for each rodeo and keeping the horses in shape.

But the rodeo and dude-ranch lifestyle is something Stannard adores and finds therapeutic.

Stannard and others involved help keep the rodeo tradition alive by participating in a variety of events.

This summer, Lake Luzerne will host cowboys and cowgirls from the past and present, who will be honored and recognized at the fourth annual "Ranches, Rodeos and Wranglers Weekend" Hall of Fame. The three-day event will celebrate the traditions of Adirondack cowboys and cowgirls from the North Country.

Plans include cowboy coffee mornings, guest speakers, barbecues and rodeos.

Discussion of the cowboy and cowgirl lifestyle and memorabilia will also be part of the event.

Pam Morin, coordinator for the county's First Wilderness Project Heritage Corridor, and Cindy Cameron, the town of Stony Creek historian, created the rodeo weekend to promote the history of dude ranches and rodeos.

The Hall of Fame is comprised of local wranglers who exhibited excellence in the sport dating back to the 1930s.