All I know is who originally sang it....
Leroy Anderson (M) and Mitchell Parish (L) - 1948/1950: One of the most popular holiday tunes of the 20th century, Sleigh Ride started out as neither a song nor a holiday piece. In 1948, Anderson wrote this tune as a descriptive orchestral arrangement that musically depicts a sleigh ride. Very much a sophisticated realization of Jingle Bells, it is Anderson's original arrangement that is still heard today in various pops concerts around the world. The only link to Christmas or the holidays was the presence of snow and the sound of the sleigh bells. In 1950, Parish, known for the lyrics to Stardust among other classics, was commissioned to pen appropriate lyrics in an effort to boost sheet music sales, but again with no mention of the holidays in the text. The orchestral arrangement also contains whip cracks and the sound of a neighing horse at the end, usually facilitated with a muted cornet. Although this is not an old-time song, it certainly is evocative of lovely winter days long past. By the way, this link will direct you to some Currier and Ives prints for your enjoyment, and to provide some context for the lyrics.
other females who sang it were:
Hillay Duff (although i know it wasn't here yoou were talking about)