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Miss Gem State Stampede

2020 Miss Gem State Stampede

Ashley Bennett is the 18-year-old daughter of Greg and Tawnya Bennett. She lives in Hayden, Idaho, with her horses right outside her front door. She is currently attending North Idaho College, and is working towards a degree in medical billing and coding. Aside from that, she works at a local coffee shop, where she has the pleasure of meeting many new people from our community. On the rare occasion when Ashley is not spending time with her horses you will find her doing other things she enjoys like; swimming in the lake, playing volleyball, hiking, and helping others in any way possible. Ashley also devotes time as a volunteer for a local youth group as a small group leader.

She grew up and flourished in 4-H, once her dad convinced her that horses weren’t as scary as she thought they were. Her parents have always supported her with all the different horse activities she wanted to participate in. 4-H really helped build her confidence, which allowed Ashley to compete at horse shows and to eventually compete for the title of Miss Gem State Stampede. The horse she rides today is a sweet buckskin Quarter Horse named Denni. He has the best personality, and always does his best to take care of Ashley.

Ashley is extremely honored to be Miss Gem State Stampede 2020 because this opportunity will enable her to be a positive impact to the many people, she will cross paths with and to serve as a role model or give the encouragement someone might need. Ashley has fallen in love with the sport of rodeo and looks forward to helping promote the Gem State Stampede. She will strive to give back to the community this year by doing many different things both big and small.

For the latest updates on her travels check out our facebook page:
Miss Gem State Stampede



Queen Coordinator:

Hayle Carver

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Our Past Queens

2019 Miss Gem State Stampede

2019 Miss Gem State Stampede

Maranda Montgomery spent her year as Miss Gem State Stampede 2019, promoting rodeo and making each community better. She earned quite a list of adoring fans that would drive across the country to attend rodeos she was attending. The Kindest cowgirl you will ever meet, she carried on the prestige of the title as she traveled to over 60 appearances.
2018 Miss Gem State Stampede

2018 Miss Gem State Stampede

Alex Sheets followed her dream and became the 5th young lady to wear the crown as Miss Gem State Stampede 2018. Alex’s love for the Fair & Rodeo showed as she shared her passion with others. Her attendance to events across the Northwest brought her great adventures and friendships. Miss Alex did an excellent job during her reign.
2017 Miss Gem State Stampede

2017 Miss Gem State Stampede

Taylor Hill represented the Gem State Stampede in 2017. She was focused on her job to promote our rodeo and the importance of agriculture by visiting many youth camps and clubs in our area. Her travels across the Northwest provided opportunities to attend almost 40 events. Taylor’s genuine personality had a profound impact upon everyone she encountered.
2016 Miss Gem State Stampede

2016 Miss Gem State Stampede

Cassy Ripatti was crowned Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo her reign was unique that she also carried forward the rodeo name change becoming Miss Gem State Stampede later in the year. Also a representative of the North Idaho State Fair, Cassy made 40 appearances throughout the year all over the northwest.
Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015

Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015

Haley Jackson Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2014-2015. Miss Haley was crowned during the fair in 2014 and held the reign for a little over a year. She attended over 30 functions including rodeos, parades, luncheons, community events and represented the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo during the Miss Rodeo Idaho Pageant, winning horsemanship and congeniality.
Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014

Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014

Jessica Norlander, Miss North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2013-2014; Miss Jessica was the first young lady to wear the crown. Jessica was crowned during the taping of Chicks N Chaps for the Queen Latifah show at fair in 2013 and made over 20 appearances, attending rodeos, parades, luncheons, and community events.

2020 Miss Gem State Stampede Events

Rodeo Queen Clinic

Rodeo Queen Clinic

2020 Rodeo Queen Clinic - April 17-19

Details to come
 
Queen Coronation

Queen Coronation

Join us for the 2020 Miss Gem State Stampede Coronation, February 22 
2021 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant

2021 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant

Save the dates: September18-19, 2020 for the 2021 Miss Gem State Stampede Pageant. More information to follow,
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