Meet the 2016 Fair & Rodeo Court
The 2016 Court competed for the title against 7 cowgirls on October 24th, 2015. They were challenged in categories such as rodeo knowledge, appearance, poise, speech and—most importantly—horsemanship skills.
Interested in being a part of the 2017 Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo Court? Download the 2017 Fair & Rodeo Court Application.
2017 Court Tryouts will be October 22, 2016.
|Queen Emmaly Widmer
Queen Emmaly Widmer, 19, is the daughter of Rich and Michelle Widmer of Aurora. A 2015 princess, this 2014 graduate of Canby High School is currently practicing equine massage at Linn Benton Community College with plans to transfer to OSU. Emmaly grew up on a farm in Aurora and stayed busy showing her animals. She’s competed in Oregon High School Equestrian Team competitions, the Northwest Youth Rodeo Association (2014 girls goat tying champion), and showing market steers at the Fair. Emmaly has also volunteered many years at the Canby Rodeo in the stands and behind the bucking chutes. Emmaly won’t be seen on any bucking bronco, but racing by with Hailey, her 12-year-old-buckskin Quarter Horse Mare.
|Princess Arleigh Letzer
Princess Arleigh Letzer, 18, is the daughter of Jeremiah and Lena Letzer of Oregon City. A 2015 graduate of Oregon City High School, she was active in high school, lettering in both soccer and the equestrian team, and medaling in both the inhand obstacle relay and drill team. She also competed at the Oregon High School Equestrian Team State Championship twice. In her spare time, she competes in gaming shows and barrel races. You can see Arleigh this summer representing Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo on her equine partner in crime Comet, an 18-year-old bay Quarter Horse Gelding.
|Princess Michelle McKay
Princess Michelle McKay, 20, is the daughter of Mark McKay of St. Paul and Lisa McKay of Mt. Angel. A 2013 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, she is currently enrolled at Oregon State University (OSU) studying agriculture business management and minoring in new media communication. She has also been involved with the OSU Drill Team and Western Stock Horse Club. Michelle is a member of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture society on campus. When not in class, you can find her fishing for fresh fall Chinook, duck hunting, trap shooting or just enjoying time with her horse. This year you will see Michelle on her trusty steed Jerry, a 12-year-old sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding.