From left to right: Princess Cheyenne Knight, Queen Anna Rinehart, and Princess Cheyenne Hall
Queen Anna Rinehart
It’s time to start planning for the 69th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo! The last full weekend in July will be here before you know it.
Hello, my name is Anna Rinehart. I was born and raised in Wallowa County and live on a small acreage outside of Joseph with my parents Joe and Karen Rinehart.
I am a 16 year old junior at Joseph Charter School where I play softball for the Enterprise-Joseph Cubs. I currently serve as Reporter for the Joseph FFA Chapter and raise registered Hereford cattle as well as show market hogs and steers at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show.
Outside of school I have been involved in the Wallowa County 4-H program for 7 years with projects in horse, dog, and market swine. I was a member of the Wallowa Co. State Horse Classics team for 4 years and in 2010-2011 I was a member of the 4-H Court. In November I will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to represent Oregon at the National 4-H Congress.My mom started putting me on a horse before I could walk.
Since then horses have always been a part of my life, whether its junior rodeos, play days, 4-H shows or just riding in the mountains. This year, my equine partner will be the 7 year old Quarter Horse gelding The Drifting Sheriff, better known as Drifter. This will be a challenging year for Drifter as he transitions from being a pampered show horse to a Chief Joseph Days Court mount.
My parents and I are proud to be part of the small army of volunteers that help put on Chief Joseph Days each year. My parents have volunteered for the last 20 years and I started with the glamorous volunteer job of cleaning of under the grandstands when I was in the 3rd grade. My great grandfather, Charlie Tippett was Grand Marshall in 1972.
My grandfather, Fred Tippett drove the Chief Joseph Days stagecoach in the early 70’s. This year I am looking forward to becoming a small part of Chief Joseph Day’s history myself, serving on the 69th Chief Joseph Days Court. Promoting Chief Joseph Days, the sport of rodeo, and our wonderful community is a job I have looked forward to for many years.
I am fortunate to share my role as a Court member with Cheyenne Hall, Cheyenne Knight, and our chaperone Brinda Stanley. I can’t wait to start making memories with them. I know we are going to have a great year! I will see you in beautiful Joseph, Oregon the last full weekend in July.
Princess Cheyenne Knight
Hello rodeo fans, my name is Cheyenne Knight. I’m a 16 year old Junior at Enterprise High School. My parents are Shonelle & Dan Pryse of Enterprise and Steve & Harmony Knight of Pilot Rock.
I am currently involved in FFA where I show my market lambs each year at the Wallowa County Fair. I enjoy playing high school basketball, hanging out with family, camping and riding my horse. This past year I was honored to be on the Elgin Stampede Court, and represent Union County.
My new partner for this year is Déjà vu, a ten year old Quarter Horse mare. So far, together, we have tried our hand at jumping and barrels. Although new to me she has had her fair share of being a court horse for Pendleton Round-Up for two years.It is an honor to be on the Chief Joseph Days Court this year.
I am looking forward to traveling this summer with Anna and Cheyenne. Also being a role model for our community and promoting Chief Joseph Days across the Northwest. I hope to meet everyone at the rodeo. See you the last full weekend in July at the 69th annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo!
Princess Cheyenne Hall
My name is Cheyenne Hall. I am a junior at Wallowa High School and live with my grandparents Don and Pat Hall. My older sister Ashtyn and I live in Wallowa on a 400 acre ranch three miles outside of Wallowa.
My sister and I have lived with our grandparents since I was in the third grade.As a student I am involved in numerous clubs such as FFA, National Honor Society, and Rotary.
I have earned several awards through my involvement in FFA. I am also trying to become more involved in the Big Brother Big Sister program.In my spare time I like to ride horses, camp, fish, hike, work on my FFA projects, and spend time with friends.
I have been riding horses since I was eight. My horse experience has consisted of mainly trail rides and moving cows.My grandparents have given me the amazing privilege to own a horse named Miss Kitty. Miss Kitty is now 21 so I won’t be able to ride her this year. However, she is still one of the best things in my life.
My grandfather is letting me borrow his horse Kip, a thirteen year old back quarter horse gelding who has been in our family since he was two, to use for the Chief Joseph Days Court. I have been riding Kip for the past three years, and he has been an absolutely amazing partner.
I am definitely ready to represent Chief Joseph Days and this beautiful county known as God’s country. I am looking forward to all the good times and fun memories that I will have with Cheyenne and Anna.