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Miss Gem State Stampede

2023 Miss Gem State Stampede

Hayven Chase, is the 18 year old daughter of Reed and Roxanne Chase of Athol, Idaho. Hayven is a student at the University of Idaho where she is pursuing a degree in animal and veterinary science. Although Hayven wasn’t born in Idaho, while her parents were in the Air Force, they chose to return to her mother’s native home of North Idaho. She has grown up in the local area attending the North Idaho State Fair and the Gem State Stampede every year.

Her passion for horses has kept her very busy. She enjoys trail riding, O-mok-see racing, barrel racing, learning to rope, volunteering at Mica Creek Horse Club and training her five-year-old gelding, Legacy, from birth.

Her enthusiasm for horses has naturally led her to a great appreciation of rodeo, the western way of life, and advocating for agriculture. She spent her high school career active in Future Farmers of America, Business Professionals of America, and Farm Bureau activities. Hayven previously has held the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association title of Miss Bonner County Rodeo for two years. She has been a flag carrier for the Gem State Stampede since she was fourteen and she is a member of the North Idaho State Fair-Junior Fair Advisory Board and a volunteer for the Gem State Stampede Wranglers.

From Hayven - "This year it will be a great honor to be able to combine all these experiences and use them to represent our amazing community, fair, and rodeo as Miss Gem State Stampede, a goal I have aspired to and worked toward since I was eleven years old."

Hayven is honored to represent the Gem State Stampede at all of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos she will be attending during her year reign. She is looking forward to meeting all of the amazing fans and supporters of the rodeo and cannot wait to be a role model for our community. Her goal for her reign is to raise the visibility of this wonderful scholarship program and all the amazing things it represents by attending as many events as she can, participating in community outreach events, and growing social media presence.

While she's out and about there is one very visible difference about her you may notice. As a person living with type one diabetes, she often travels with and uses the services of her diabetic alert dog. It has always been her sincere hope that simply by living her life openly with this challenge, she can inspire other people, especially children with disabilities, to reach for their dreams.

You can follow along with her journey right here on the Miss Gem State Stampede Facebook page or on our Instagram page.

2023 Miss Gem State Stampede Events

Queen Coronation

Queen Coronation

Join us for the 2023 Miss Gem State Stampede Coronation, February 4th, 2023. 
Individual Ticket
Individual Ticket
Includes 1 ticket to the Queen Coronation.
General Admission $20.00 1 ticket for queen coronation
Family of 4
Family of 4
Family of 4- Includes 4 individual tickets to the queen coronation.
Family of 4 $70.00
Table Sponsor
Table Sponsor
Table Sponsor- Includes 8 tickets to the Queen Coronation.
Table Sponsor $200.00

Thank you to our 2023 program sponsors!

North Idaho State Fair
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation
Gem State Stampede
Will Rogers Saddle Co.
Coeur D'Alene Tractor
23 MGSS Sponsor
CW Wraps
Empire Airlines
23 MGSS Sponsor
Kootenai County Saddle Club
23 MGSS Sponsor
J. Robert Mylorie Insurance Agency
23 MGSS Sponsor
Riverstone Orthodontics
23 MGSS Sponsor
Spin Em Rodeo Co
23 MGSS Sponsor
Stancraft Construction
23 MGSS Sponsor
Trails End Animal Transport
23 MGSS Sponsor

Our Past Queens

2022 Miss Gem State Stampede

2022 Miss Gem State Stampede

Brianna Hoekstra, is the 19-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Jennifer Hoesktra of Athol, Idaho. Brianna was born right here in Coeur D’Alene and has spent many years living in Idaho, but growing up her father was in the military so she got the opportunity to live in many places, even in Okinawa, Japan. She is happy to have finally settled back down in the place she truly calls home; she only wishes that there was less snow and ice so she could ride her horses all winter.

Brianna spent her year attending local PRCA Events representing the Gem State Stampede.
2020/2021 Miss Gem State Stampede

2020/2021 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.
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.
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