Nebraska-born Faye Blackstone began her rodeo career as a trick rider at venues all across her native state. She is credited with originating three tricks that received national acclaim-the reverse fender drag, the ballerina, and the flyaway.
In the 1930s Faye married saddle-bronc rider Vick Blackstone. From 1937-1951 they rodeoed full time, competing all over the United States as well as in Mexico, Canada, and Cuba. In later years she managed the family ranch near Parrish, Florida, and also operated her own cattle-raising enterprise. Faye Blackstone was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1982.
For her contributions to her sport, Faye Blackstone received the Tad Lucas Memorial Award in 1993.