ELBOW — This year’s Lakeshore Stampede will be held July 24, 25 and 26. This exciting three-day family event will once again include a rodeo queen contest. We are happy to have three young cowgirls competing for the crown.
Our first contestant is Jade Esmond from Eyebrow. She is 16 and is a current member of SHSRA and president of the local 4-H club. Jade has been riding for seven years and has recently started roping.
Jade is in Grade 10 at Eyebrow School and enjoys volleyball, badminton and curling. She also takes and teaches dance in her local dance club. Jade lives on a ranch and likes to work with animals. Her horse is Johnny.
Next, we have Nicole Pyette from Outlook. She is 17 and took riding lessons between the ages of 12 and 14. Her horse is a registered bay quarter horse named Bo. She enjoys pleasure riding and going to clinics. Nicole enjoys many school sports, such as basketball and softball. When she graduates she hopes to become a veterinary technician.
Our third contestant is Deanne Watson. Deanne is 20 and currently studying at the University of Saskatchewan for education. She has been in 4-H for 13 years and put on trick training clinics and taught lessons. The horse she will be riding is a 12-year-old registered quarter horse gelding used for 4-H, ranch work, reining, working cowhorse and western and English riding.
Her horse, “Star,” has won many hi-point awards in 4-H as well as the 2014 novice champion for the Ultimate Horsemanship Challenge Club. Star has been used in many clinics that Deanne taught for trick training as her demo horse, and he loves doing all of his tricks. Deanne enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, fishing, camping and all kinds of sports. She lives on a mixed cattle and grain farm south of Saskatoon, near Dundurn.
We wish all three rodeo queen contestants good luck. The Lakeshore Stampede committee appreciates all surrounding communities for all their generous support, and we hope to see you at this year’s Lakeshore Stampede.