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Miss Gem State Stampede

2019 Miss Gem State Stampede

Maranda is the 18 year old daughter of Damon and Kim Montgomery. She lives in beautiful Sandpoint, ID and has lived there all of her life. She graduated from Sandpoint High School, and is currently a freshman at North Idaho College. Upon graduation of North Idaho College, she hopes to have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and will have majored in General Ultrasound. She is passionate about always lending a helping hand and cares for others.

Aside from rodeoing, Maranda loves hiking, biking, and spending time with her family. Horses have always been a huge part of Maranda’s life. She grew up in 4-H, participating in three projects; Cake, Horse and Swine. She participated in other horse shows, junior rodeos, and anything else she could do to be in the saddle. The horse she rides is named Louie, he is a 14 year old Quarter Horse, Paint gelding.

Maranda says she is honored to be Miss Gem State Stampede because, “It allows me to be more involved in the western way of life, which I grew up respecting and loving. I can promote the sport of rodeo as well as doing what I love and it’s even more special since it’s for a beautiful place close to my home own, and it’s for an incredible community. I am looking forward to meeting so many great individuals that will become friends and seeing what kind of opportunities that are going to present themselves.”

Queen Coordinator:

Hayle Carver

Buck Knives
Silverwood Theme Park
North Idaho State Fair
CW Wraps
First Chance Designs
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation
Triton Veterinary Service
United Crown Pump & Drilling
Will Rogers Saddle Co.
Gem State Mule Company
Gem State Stampede
Jacklin Site
Bane Built Contruction
Ears Up Photography
Northwest Realty Group - Katie Bane
Riverbend Commerce Park
Shaun Schlager Photography
Sonrise Ranch
Equine Jeweled Designs

Our Past Queens

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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