As we gear up and count down to the 75th Anniversary of Chief Joseph Days here is a little treasure and one of my all-time patriotic favorites from the 2004 Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade
Eight years ago I shot this picture at the 2012 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with PRCA bareback rider, Josi Young. “FEEL THE THUNDER” at the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, July 21-26, 2020.
And so it has begun…. Starting today I will post favorite pictures from the past to celebrate an event that has been going strong for more than seven decades!!!
Traveling through the Grand Ronde River Road, or better known as Rattle Snake Grade, is always an incredible experience regardless of how many times one has taken the journey. Not only does the highway navigate through a steep and unbelievable scenic landscape, but it also depicts parts of the ancient historical Nez Perce territory.
The Walla Walla Frontier Days can trace its roots back to 1866. In 1866, the Walla Walla Agricultural Society staged a large agricultural and industrial exposition to showcase the valley crops and the latest farming methods. The Walla Walla County Fairgrounds and Fair have a storied past ~ a place “where memories are made that last a lifetime”.
My family includes my brothers Clancy, Cole and Devin, as well as my parents Debi and Charlie Warnock. We split our time between our house in Enterprise, and our commercial cattle ranch in Imnaha.
My hobbies include showing cattle and horses, FFA, 4-H, reading, baking, cooking, and working on the ranch.
I have maintained a 3.8 GPA and was awarded a scholar athlete award for volleyball and cheerleading season.
I hope to attend Oregon State University to major in Ag Education with ambitions to become an Ag teacher.
Additional achievements include being qualified and showing my horse at the Oregon State Fair in western, English, and dressage. I also received the Jidge Tippet Memorial Beef Award and the Wallowa County Stockgrowers Heifer Award. I competed on the National Horse Classics Team in Kentucky, representing Wallowa County and Oregon.
I would like to be a member of the 2018 Chief Joseph Days Court to represent our amazing community at rodeos. I have always looked up to Chief Joseph Days Royalty and I am looking forward to becoming that role model to other girls. I look forward to representing Chief Joseph Days!
My family and I have always lived in Wallowa County. My parents are Curtis Goller, and Joe and Linda Estes. I have three older sisters, four older brothers, and one younger brother. We have always been an active family riding horses, hiking, running, and spending time together.
I have many hobbies that include horseback riding, swimming, weight lifting, and volleyball.
My current GPA through all of High school has been 4.0. I was inducted into the National Honor Society as a freshman. I have won scholastic awards in physical science, biology, English, and fitness & conditioning.
My ambitions include striving to become a Valedictorian of the Class of 2019 by continuing my 4.0 GPA. I have plans to attend a four-year university focusing on pre-med, and attending medical school to become a family practitioner thereafter.
Additional accomplishments include champion walk trot at Wallowa County Fair; Champion Dressage Level A, Reserve Champion Trail, and Champion barrel racing. FFA accomplishments include 3rd place in beginning advertisement, 1st and 2nd place meat evaluation team.
Why I want to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court:
I grew up watching the past royalty and yearned to be one of them. Chief Joseph Days Rodeo represents my home and how amazing our county is. I want to be a part of showing people how great we are. This will be a dream come true for me.