Meet the 2017 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court

Please welcome the 2017 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court (from left to right): Princess Maddi Tracy-Mallory, Princess Haley Miller, and Princess Caitlin Robb
Please welcome the 2017 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court (from left to right): Princess Maddi Tracy-Mallory, Princess Haley Miller, and Princess Caitlin Robb

Haley Miller

Haley Miller

Haley is a 15 year old sophomore at Joseph High School and the daughter of Cory and Dena Miller.  She has three younger brothers Hadley, Harley and Hanley.  She was born and raised in Wallowa County. Haley is following in the tradition of family with great grandma Icel Edgemond Miller 1st Queen of CJD in 1946, Grandma Debbie Nobles Gilbert queen in 1976 and mom Dena Rynerson Miller princess in 1996.
Throughout this adventure she will be riding various horses consisting of Pepperoni, Maverick, Whiz and Topper.
Haley’s hobbies include basketball, track, FCCLA, high school rodeo, and FFA at school, outside of school she enjoys, helping her family move cows, rope, barrel racing, gardening, and training horses.
So far Haley’s scholastic honors throughout high school include being a 4.0 GPA student, a member of the honor roll and being elected on to the National Honor Society Honor Roll. Haley’s additional accomplishments are 1A Oregon State Champion 1500 meter, 800 meter, and 4X400 relay team for track in 2016.  She lettered freshman year for basketball and track.  Haley has received medals showing market steer for 4-H and FFA, STAR Discovery member for FFA, Most Outstanding Athlete for track 2016, Greenhand FFA Reporter, and Chapter FFA Farm Manager.  She also qualified to run at the Lewiston Round-up amateur barrels in 2015 and ran Saturday night.
After high school Haley is planning on attending Blue Mountain Community College to study agriculture business where she will likely follow her passion of rodeoing and running track. Haley’s long term goals are to become a veterinarian and train horses.
The reason Haley wants to be on the 2017 Chief Joseph Days Court is she has watched all of the past courts, which has made her work harder to become the rider and speaker she is today.  She loves to meet new people and to represent Chief Joseph Days and Wallowa County.
One of Haley’s references says: “Haley is a joy and always has a positive attitude. Haley has a work ethic that stands out among others her age.”


Maddi Tracy-Mallory

Maddi Tracy-Mallory

Maddi Tracy-Mallory is a 16 year old junior at Joseph High School and the daughter of Jill and Clay Mallory.  She has three siblings, sister Marli and brothers Zane and Owen. She also has a great grandma and two sets of grandparents who live in the area, as well as a large extended family.
Maddi’s hobbies include spending time with her horses, Riata, Mary, and Diva.  She enjoys going on adventures, exploring the back roads of Wallowa County with her friends.  Maddi also loves spending time with her family branding calves, working cows and gathering cattle.  She enjoys incubating and raising rare breeds of chickens.  Maddi also enjoys raising and showing FFA steers for the Wallowa County Fair.
Maddi is a past FFA Greenhand President and past FFA Junior Advisor.  She has been a member of the Wallowa County 4-H Court and is a recipient of the Wallowa County Stock Growers Bred Heifer Award. Maddi received first place District FFA Poultry project in 2015 and 2016 and is a recipient of the Katie Lewis Memorial Award. She is an eight time Oregon State 4-H medallion winner in Horse Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl competitions.  Maddi is currently an Elgin Stampede Princess and a member of the Wallowa County Horse Classics team that is headed to the National Horse Classics competition in Kentucky in November 2016 to represent the State of Oregon in the Hippology competition.
The reason Maddi wants to be on the 2017 Chief Joseph Days Court is she has always loved the sport of rodeo and world love to represent our corner of Oregon while representing the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo.  “I fell in love with the idea of becoming rodeo royalty as I traveled with my sister who was a Princess for the 70th Annual Chief Joseph Days”, Maddi said.
One of her references says: “Maddi is a good hand with a horse and a very responsible, punctual, hard working girl.  She is very willing to jump in and help with any project or job available.  Maddi always has a positive attitude and a smile for everyone.”


Caitlin Robb

Caitlin Robb

Caitlin Robb is the 17 year old daughter of Bill Robb and Sherry Robb of Wallowa.  Caitlin is a coming Senior at Wallowa High School.  She has two older brothers Justin and Wesley and a younger brother Joe.
Caitlin enjoys riding horseback around town with her friend Maddi. She also enjoys showing her horse in 4-H and open horses shows.  Caitlin participates in volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and FFA while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Her junior year she lettered in volleyball, and was chosen as the Junior Varsity Team Captain.  As a previous Wallowa FFA Greenhand Sentinel, Caitlin has won multiple awards in dairy food contests, and agricultural sales.
Caitlin was awarded her Oregon State Degree in 2016. In her local 4-H Horse club she has been the President for the past two years while serving her 4-H community as a Junior Leader.  Every year she is eligible, Caitlin has competed at the Oregon State Fair.  In 2013 she was awarded a medallion in Dressage as an Intermediate at the State Fair, which is the highest honor someone can receive in 4-H.  Caitlin was also awarded a medallion for Jumping, which was her second time competing in that event at the Oregon State Fair.  Caitlin will once again be representing Wallowa County at the 2016 State Fair.
After high school, Caitlin plans on attending Linn Benton Community College while striving to be a Vet Technician with minors in Equine Science, management and Equine Business.
“Being on Chief Joseph Days Royalty Court would give me a chance to promote our “Top 10 Must See Rodeo of 2016”, while advancing my horsemanship and speaking abilities”, Caitlin says.  “I would look forward to representing the amazing rodeo that Chief Joseph Days is, and the supportive community it has.”
One of her references says: “I have watched this young lady from afar and have been inspired by her horsemanship and her personality. Caitlin is always thankful and helpful, never complained, and never upset with the pressure of the tasks at hand. Caitlin in my mind is a rare gift to many with her smile, her true and honest personality of being out going and a hard worker.”
 

Lauren Makin Crowned 2016 Chief Joseph Days Queen

From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote
From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote

  

Queen Lauren Makin

Queen Lauren MakinLauren is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan and Kit Makin of Wallowa. Lauren has two sisters: Courtnie and Taylor.  Lauren shares today’s activities with a Quarter Horse gelding named Boomer.
Lauren’s hobbies include all sports with her favorites being Volleyball and Basketball. She also enjoys riding and showing her horse and raising and showing cattle for 4-H and FFA. She likes to hang out with friends, have a great time and loves to shop. Lauren’s accomplishments consist of being a member of the 2015 Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Princess, FFA Greenhand Treasurer/Star Greenhand/Historian/Reporter, member of National Honors Society, Sophomore class Vice President and Student Body Treasurer, Junior Class President, 4-H club President for 3 years, received   4-H County medals in both horse and livestock, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, and 2015 Offensive player in basketball.
After high school Lauren plans to attend EOU and focus on a career as a dental hygienist.
Lauren says she wants to be a member of the Chief Joseph Days Court because she really enjoys promoting Wallowa County and the sport of Rodeo. She says ‘who wouldn’t love to dress up, meet people, learn new skills, see the sites and have the honor of representing the most amazing community’.
One of Lauren’s references stated that “Lauren is always able to solve problems with ease and motivate people in a well-balanced manner. Lauren’s ideas, leadership and ambition are respected by peers, teachers, children and members of the community alike”.
 
 


 Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner

Princess Sarah AschenbrennerSarah is 16 years old and a Junior at Enterprise High School. Sarah lives in Enterprise with her parents Chad and Cindi Aschenbrenner and younger brother Coy. She is appreciative of her parents and grandparents support for all her activities. Today Sarah rides her friend Kat, a 19 year old quarter horse mare.
Sarah’s hobbies consist of hunting with her Dad, riding horses, and developing a strong and trusting relationship with her broodmare Lucy and her babies. She has three additional strong passions in her life – Sports, FFA and Academics. Her favorite sport is basketball. Sarah’s achievements consist of: lettering in Varsity Basketball her Freshman year, outstanding member of the Enterprise FFA Chapter for two years, member of the National Honors Society, Excellence in English II award, and received the 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award.
After high school Sarah is interested in Medical Imaging Technology in hopes to become an ultrasound technician. She is also interested in Veterinary Medicine. She is considering several schools: OIT in Klamath Falls, IIT in Boise or TVCC in Ontario.
Sarah looks forward to being on the Chief Joseph Days court to expand her horsemanship career. She is excited to interact and reach out to new people. Her time on the CJD court will be spent eagerly promoting our area, our rodeo and the sport of rodeo.
One of Sarah’s references stated, “Sarah’s work ethic is stellar. She is coachable and inquisitive. Besides being an able and passionate horsewoman, Sarah is also an engaging public speaker and a good teammate. “
 


Princess Taylor Grote

Princess Taylor GroteTaylor is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. She lives in Joseph with her parents Dennis and Julie Grote and her brother, TJ. Taylor’s Grandma and Grandpa were CJD Grand Marshalls in 1997. Today, Taylor’s 4 legged partner is a quarter horse gelding named Jag.
Taylor is involved in 4-H Horse and Swine, Volleyball, Softball, FFA, and FCCLA. Taylor started really riding horses when she was 8 years old. She was a member of Pony Club and then expanded her knowledge of horses by joining 4-H. She is an active member of the Nez Perce Riders 4-H horse club. She enjoys riding horses, outdoor activities, drawing and reading. Taylor has received the Champion award in 4-H presentation for three years, qualified for State 4-H Horse fair for 3 years in 5 or more events, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, class secretary during her Freshman and Sophomore year, member of the National Honor Society and was awarded Intermediate All Around Horse award in 2014.
After high school, Taylor plans to attend Portland State and strive to earn a degree in physical therapy.
Taylor states that she wants to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court because it is one of her biggest dreams. The dream that every little girl has. She wants to represent not only CJD but the entire county.
One of Taylor’s references states “Taylor’s speaking ability, riding ability and dedication combined with her personality will help make Chief Joseph Days continue to look its best.”
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Making Crowned 2016 Chief Joseph Days Queen

From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote
From left to right: Princess Sarah Aschenbrenner, Queen Lauren Makin, Princess Taylor Grote

  

Queen Lauren Makin

Queen Lauren MakinLauren is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan and Kit Makin of Wallowa. Lauren has two sisters: Courtnie and Taylor.  Lauren shares today’s activities with a Quarter Horse gelding named Boomer.
Lauren’s hobbies include all sports with her favorites being Volleyball and Basketball. She also enjoys riding and showing her horse and raising and showing cattle for 4-H and FFA. She likes to hang out with friends, have a great time and loves to shop. Lauren’s accomplishments consist of being a member of the 2015 Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Princess, FFA Greenhand Treasurer/Star Greenhand/Historian/Reporter, member of National Honors Society, Sophomore class Vice President and Student Body Treasurer, Junior Class President, 4-H club President for 3 years, received   4-H County medals in both horse and livestock, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, and 2015 Offensive player in basketball.
After high school Lauren plans to attend EOU and focus on a career as a dental hygienist.
Lauren says she wants to be a member of the Chief Joseph Days Court because she really enjoys promoting Wallowa County and the sport of Rodeo. She says ‘who wouldn’t love to dress up, meet people, learn new skills, see the sites and have the honor of representing the most amazing community’.
One of Lauren’s references stated that “Lauren is always able to solve problems with ease and motivate people in a well-balanced manner. Lauren’s ideas, leadership and ambition are respected by peers, teachers, children and members of the community alike”.
 
 


 Sarah Aschenbrenner

Princess Sarah AschenbrennerSarah is 16 years old and a Junior at Enterprise High School. Sarah lives in Enterprise with her parents Chad and Cindi Aschenbrenner and younger brother Coy. She is appreciative of her parents and grandparents support for all her activities. Today Sarah rides her friend Kat, a 19 year old quarter horse mare.
Sarah’s hobbies consist of hunting with her Dad, riding horses, and developing a strong and trusting relationship with her broodmare Lucy and her babies. She has three additional strong passions in her life – Sports, FFA and Academics. Her favorite sport is basketball. Sarah’s achievements consist of: lettering in Varsity Basketball her Freshman year, outstanding member of the Enterprise FFA Chapter for two years, member of the National Honors Society, Excellence in English II award, and received the 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award.
After high school Sarah is interested in Medical Imaging Technology in hopes to become an ultrasound technician. She is also interested in Veterinary Medicine. She is considering several schools: OIT in Klamath Falls, IIT in Boise or TVCC in Ontario.
Sarah looks forward to being on the Chief Joseph Days court to expand her horsemanship career. She is excited to interact and reach out to new people. Her time on the CJD court will be spent eagerly promoting our area, our rodeo and the sport of rodeo.
One of Sarah’s references stated, “Sarah’s work ethic is stellar. She is coachable and inquisitive. Besides being an able and passionate horsewoman, Sarah is also an engaging public speaker and a good teammate. “
 


Taylor Grote

Princess Taylor GroteTaylor is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. She lives in Joseph with her parents Dennis and Julie Grote and her brother, TJ. Taylor’s Grandma and Grandpa were CJD Grand Marshalls in 1997. Today, Taylor’s 4 legged partner is a quarter horse gelding named Jag.
Taylor is involved in 4-H Horse and Swine, Volleyball, Softball, FFA, and FCCLA. Taylor started really riding horses when she was 8 years old. She was a member of Pony Club and then expanded her knowledge of horses by joining 4-H. She is an active member of the Nez Perce Riders 4-H horse club. She enjoys riding horses, outdoor activities, drawing and reading. Taylor has received the Champion award in 4-H presentation for three years, qualified for State 4-H Horse fair for 3 years in 5 or more events, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, class secretary during her Freshman and Sophomore year, member of the National Honor Society and was awarded Intermediate All Around Horse award in 2014.
After high school, Taylor plans to attend Portland State and strive to earn a degree in physical therapy.
Taylor states that she wants to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court because it is one of her biggest dreams. The dream that every little girl has. She wants to represent not only CJD but the entire county.
One of Taylor’s references states “Taylor’s speaking ability, riding ability and dedication combined with her personality will help make Chief Joseph Days continue to look its best.”
 
 
 
 
 

Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court

Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court Selection. From left to right: Taylor Grote, Lauren Makin and Sarah Aschenbrenner. Photography by Charity Ketscher
Meet the 2016 Chief Joseph Days Court Selection. From left to right: Taylor Grote, Lauren Makin and Sarah Aschenbrenner. Photography by Charity Ketscher

 
Taylor Grote
Taylor is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. She lives in Joseph with her parents Dennis and Julie Grote and her brother, TJ. Taylor’s Grandma and Grandpa were CJD Grand Marshalls in 1997. Today, Taylor’s 4 legged partner is a quarter horse gelding named Jag.
Taylor is involved in 4-H Horse and Swine, Volleyball, Softball, FFA, and FCCLA. Taylor started really riding horses when she was 8 years old. She was a member of Pony Club and then expanded her knowledge of horses by joining 4-H. She is an active member of the Nez Perce Riders 4-H horse club. She enjoys riding horses, outdoor activities, drawing and reading. Taylor has received the Champion award in 4-H presentation for three years, qualified for State 4-H Horse fair for 3 years in 5 or more events, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, class secretary during her Freshman and Sophomore year, member of the National Honor Society and was awarded Intermediate All Around Horse award in 2014.
After high school, Taylor plans to attend Portland State and strive to earn a degree in physical therapy.
Taylor states that she wants to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court because it is one of her biggest dreams. The dream that every little girl has. She wants to represent not only CJD but the entire county.
One of Taylor’s references states “Taylor’s speaking ability, riding ability and dedication combined with her personality will help make Chief Joseph Days continue to look its best.”


 
Lauren Makin
Lauren is 16 years old and a Junior at Joseph Charter School. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan and Kit Makin of Wallowa. Lauren has two sisters: Courtnie and Taylor.  Lauren shares today’s activities with a Quarter Horse gelding named Boomer.
Lauren’s hobbies include all sports with her favorites being Volleyball and Basketball. She also enjoys riding and showing her horse and raising and showing cattle for 4-H and FFA. She likes to hang out with friends, have a great time and loves to shop. Lauren’s accomplishments consist of being a member of the 2015 Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Princess, FFA Greenhand Treasurer/Star Greenhand/Historian/Reporter, member of National Honors Society, Sophomore class Vice President and Student Body Treasurer, Junior Class President, 4-H club President for 3 years, received   4-H County medals in both horse and livestock, 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award, and 2015 Offensive player in basketball.
After high school Lauren plans to attend EOU and focus on a career as a dental hygienist.
Lauren says she wants to be a member of the Chief Joseph Days Court because she really enjoys promoting Wallowa County and the sport of Rodeo. She says ‘who wouldn’t love to dress up, meet people, learn new skills, see the sites and have the honor of representing the most amazing community’.
One of Lauren’s references stated that “Lauren is always able to solve problems with ease and motivate people in a well-balanced manner. Lauren’s ideas, leadership and ambition are respected by peers, teachers, children and members of the community alike”.


  
Sarah Aschenbrenner
Sarah is 16 years old and a Junior at Enterprise High School. Sarah lives in Enterprise with her parents Chad and Cindi Aschenbrenner and younger brother Coy. She is appreciative of her parents and grandparents support for all her activities. Today Sarah rides her friend Kat, a 19 year old quarter horse mare.
Sarah’s hobbies consist of hunting with her Dad, riding horses, and developing a strong and trusting relationship with her broodmare Lucy and her babies. She has three additional strong passions in her life – Sports, FFA and Academics. Her favorite sport is basketball. Sarah’s achievements consist of: lettering in Varsity Basketball her Freshman year, outstanding member of the Enterprise FFA Chapter for two years, member of the National Honors Society, Excellence in English II award, and received the 4-H Dad Potter 3 step award.
After high school Sarah is interested in Medical Imaging Technology in hopes to become an ultrasound technician. She is also interested in Veterinary Medicine. She is considering several schools: OIT in Klamath Falls, IIT in Boise or TVCC in Ontario.
Sarah looks forward to being on the Chief Joseph Days court to expand her horsemanship career. She is excited to interact and reach out to new people. Her time on the CJD court will be spent eagerly promoting our area, our rodeo and the sport of rodeo.
One of Sarah’s references stated, “Sarah’s work ethic is stellar. She is coachable and inquisitive. Besides being an able and passionate horsewoman, Sarah is also an engaging public speaker and a good teammate. “
 
 
 
 

Chief Joseph Days Royalty receives Commission Checks totaling more than $10,000

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From left to right: Chief Joseph Days Rodeo President Terry McArtur, Princess Marli Tracy-Mallory, Queen Addie Kilgore, and Princess Jesse Ellen Woodhead.

Three weeks of “grueling” ticket selling has paid off. The 2015 Chief Joseph Days Court broke the latest record on pre-ticket sales by tallying up $69,706.00.
After everything was said and done, Queen Addie Kilgore earned a $5,533.35 commission check, followed by Princess Marli Tracy-Mallory earning $2,637.00 and Princess Jesse Ellen Woodhead $1,834.65.
Congratulations to all three ladies on a wonderful job done.
Selling tickets is one of three parts in the competition to become Chief Joseph Days Queen and counts for 25 percent of the total score in addition to horse back riding and public speaking.
 

Addie Kilgore crowned 2015 Chief Joseph Days Queen

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From left to right: Princess Marli Tracy-Mallory, Queen Addie Kilgore, and Princess Jesse Ellen Woodhead

After two tryouts, riding competitions, numerous speeches, and selling tickets for three weeks for the 70th Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo ,Addie Kilgore has been announced queen.
The experience of being on the Chief Joseph Days Court is an ever bonding tie to the community, CJD, PRCA, and the sport of rodeo not to mention the value of the friendships and connections that will form throughout the year.
The 2015 court is now ready for a year of hard work, lots of hair, make up, smiles, waves, meeting new people in their beautiful outfits, and lots of travel. 

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Addie-KilgoreQueen Addie Kilgore

Addie is 15 years old and a sophomore at Joseph Charter School. She was born in La Grande, but mainly raised in Wallowa County. She lives in Joseph with her parents Wes and Sherri Kilgore and brother Kade. Addie’s four legged partner is a quarter horse named Bucky.
Addie is involved in 4-H horse, swine, volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, FCCLA, ASB, and drama. She has been riding horses her entire life. Addie enjoys riding horses, running, and art. She was a member of the Wallowa County 4-H Court in 2013. Addie has earned several awards in her involvement that include outstanding freshman girl, honor roll student, most improved athlete of the year in track, ASB treasurer, class treasurer, and volleyball setter of the year.
After High school, Addie plans to attend OSU with aspirations to be a High school agriculture teacher.
Addie wants to be a Chief Joseph Days Court Member because she would love to represent Chief Joseph Days and be an ambassador for one of the biggest events of the year.
One of Addie’s references says, “Addie has an outgoing personality and is comfortable speaking to individuals, as well as small and large groups.


 

Marli-Tracy-MalloryPrincess Marli Tracy-Mallory

Marli is 16 years old and a junior at Wallowa High School. She is the daughter of Jill and Clay Mallory of Wallowa, and Danny and Carla Tracy of Polson, Montana. Marli shares her equine activities with a Quarter horse named Downs Dash 4 Candy.
Marli’s hobbies include riding horses and working on the family ranch. She enjoys doing anything horseback, but especially likes gathering cattle in the fall and branding in the spring. In her spare time she enjoys camping, spending time with friends and working on FFA projects. Marli is an active member of the Wallowa FFA, Natural Helpers program, and the Yearbook group.
 
Marli’s accomplishments include being a member of the 2014 Eastern Oregon Livestock Princess, member of the Wallowa County Horse Bowl Team, 2011-12 Wallowa County 4-H Court member, and the Vice President and Greenhand Historian for the Wallowa FFA chapter.
After High school Marli plans to attend college with aspirations to study psychology or elementary education.


 

Jesse Ellen WoodheadPrincess Jesse-Ellen Woodhead

Jesse is 16 years old and a junior at Joseph Charter School. She lives in Joseph with her Mom Marina Parris-Woodhead and stepfather Steve Zollman. Jesse rides her friend General Bib, a nine year old bay Quarter horse gelding.
Jesse’s hobbies include FFA, FCCLA, volleyball, track, and horseback riding. She also enjoys photography, journalism, and swimming. Jesse’s riding experience includes western and English discipline. She has qualified to participate in the Regional Championships in dressage. Jesse’s achievements include best female actress freshman year, Greenhand secretary, excelled in public speaking at districts, and FFA Chapter Historian.
After High school, Jesse hopes to pursue a career in public relations either at a University in Oregon or in Missouri.
Jesse says that she wants to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court because of the excitement, travel, rodeos, and the friends she will meet along the way.
One of Jesse’s references says, “Jesse has poise and great speaking ability along with the riding.  She has ‘showmanship” quality that people like to see in a court member, big smile, outgoing personality, and the ability to meet and talk with strangers and adults.”