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? Watch for the application in September 2016.
2017 Court Tryouts will be October 22, 2016.
|Queen Emmaly Widmer
Queen Emmaly Widmer is the 19 year old Daughter of Rich and Michelle Widmer of Aurora, Oregon. Emmaly returned to Tryouts as our 2015 Princess, she competed for and won the title of this year’s 2016 Queen! A 2014 graduate of Canby High School, she is enrolled at Linn Benton Community College with plans to transfer to Oregon State University and is currently practicing Equine Massage. Emmaly grew up on a farm in Aurora and stayed busy showing her animals. She competed in 4 years of Oregon High School Equestrian Team, Northwest Youth Rodeo Association to which she is the 2014 Girls Goat Tying Champion, showing Market Steers at the Clackamas County Fair and volunteering 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 is the 18 year old Daughter of Jeremiah and Lena Letzer of Oregon City, Oregon. A 2015 Graduate of Oregon City High School and is currently working at your local farm store, Wilco. Arleigh was active in High School lettering in both Soccer and Equestrian Team for 3 years; medaling in in hand obstacle relay and drill team. She also competed at Oregon High School Equestrian Team State Championships 2 of those years. In her spare time, this cowgirl competes in gaming shows and barrel races in the summer spring and fall. You can see Arleigh this summer representing Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo on her equine partner in crime, a 18 year old bay Quarter Horse Gelding, “Comet”.
|Princess Michelle McKay
Princess Michelle McKay is the 20 year old daughter of Mark McKay of St. Paul, Oregon and Lisa McKay of Mt. Angel, Oregon. A 2013 Graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and is currently enrolled at Oregon State University studying Agriculture Business Management minoring in New Media Communication. During her time at OSU she has been involved with the OSU Drill Team and Western Stock Horse Club. Michelle is also a member of professional agriculture society on campus, Sigma Alpha. When not in class you could find this little lady 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, a 12 year old sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding, “Jerry”.