Dianna Maria Myers moved to the Lake Tahoe / Carson Valley area in 1986. She is the mother of 4 children and Grandmother of 3; she and her husband, Dwight Borges, operate the Borges Carriage, Sleigh, Hay Wagon and Pony Rides. Dianna can be seen at local farmers markets and special event giving pony rides on Gizmo & Gadget. AKA: Gizmo’s Mom and very popular with the under 10 crowd. She has offered guided history tours on carriage and sleigh rides in Genoa, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.
Dianna performs a Chautauqua style portrayal of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. Since 2005 she has brought the story of Sarah to schools, visitors, historical societies & service groups; Nevada Day and Virginia City Parades, Governor Sandoval’s Inaugural Banquet & in the Governor Mansion; Genoa’s Cowboy Festival and many other events in and around Nevada. She finds it an honor to expose this spirited & brave Native American Woman to a populace who know little of her many amazing accomplishment, also, to those who know and love her...a moment with someone of whom they have always admired.
Dianna is also a published author of the title: “Sleigh Rides in Lake Tahoe: Memoirs of Sam Borges” (2009). A biography of the patriarch of the Borges family sleigh ride business, which was established in 1967.
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (1844-1891) was a person of two worlds. Sarah was a Northern Paiute Native American known across the county for her warm, witty and insightful lectures on human rights. She was also an interpreter and guide for the US Army; and Author of the book:” Life Among the Paiutes, their Wrongs & Claims.” (1883) Making her the first Native American to write a book in the English Language.
at Daytime events on Friday & Saturday.