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DAYTON RODEO QUEENS

Dayton Rodeo Queen History

The Dayton Rodeo queens are chosen by the Wranglers Saddle Club. The junior queen must be eleven to sixteen years old and her parents should be members of the club. The Senior queen must, herself, be a member and have shown enthusiasm for the clubs events. Both queens must own a horse. Queens are nominated and then by secret ballot elected as junior and senior queen.

 

In years past the queens had to prove their horsemanship before 3 unbiased judges. It was required they put their horse through a pleasure horse type test at the ring masters command. They had to be able to mount and dismount gracefully. The judges then chose the queens. The chosen queens were crowned at the Memorial Day horse show by the queen of the past year. Her duties then begin and carry on through Labor Day.

 

Current duties of the queens are to lead in all area parades; be active participants in Wranglers Saddle Club activities, the July URA/IRCA rodeo, ride in the Grand Entry of the Labor Day Pro Rodeo performances, herd the roping calves back to their pen during the rodeo and participate in the Rodeo Kids Corral event before each rodeo performance - Make sure to wave to these ladies during the upcoming parades throughout the summer.

Dayton Sr. Rodeo Queen
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2023 Dayton Wrangler Senior Rodeo Queen -  Shelby Sorenson

 

Your 2023 Dayton Wrangler Sr. Queen is 17 year old

Shelby Sorenson coming to you from Pilot Mound, Iowa. Shelby is the daughter of Trent Sorenson and Steve and Bernadette Culp. She is currently a junior at Southeast Valley High School. Shelby is active in the Central Plains FFA Chapter, National Honor Society, Student Council, and is a fierce competitor in rodeo.

 

Shelby is a member of the IRR (Iowa Rodeo Roughstock), where she competes in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway. Shelby would like to thank everyone that has helped fold her into the horsewoman she is today. “Without help, wise words, and encouragement, I wouldn’t be where I am at now in life!”

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2023 Dayton Junior Rodeo Queen - Tayah Carter

Hey, rodeo fans! My name is Tayah Carter and I am 14 yrs old. I live in Bussey, Iowa. I am going to be a freshman in the fall. I really enjoy playing sports such as softball, basketball, volleyball, swim team, and trap shooting - and I love to do anything that involves a horse! You will almost always see me on one of my sorrel horses.   I have a gelding named Samson and a mare named Ginger. I’m actively involved in 4H, showing, horse judging, hippology, and quiz bowl. In November, I will be competing in the Eastern National 4-H Roundup contest with my hippology team in Kentucky. In my free time, I enjoy camping and fishing with my family and friends.

 

I have attended the Dayton Championship Rodeo for a few years now and have really enjoyed it! I was inspired by former queen Jacee Ball to try it out, so I set a goal at the end of 2022 to try out for the Dayton Wrangler Jr. Queen title. I was blessed to earn this title for the 2023 season and I pray that I am an excellent ambassador for the rodeo! I know how fortunate I am to have always had a horse and to be able to live this incredible life. It is important to me to be a role model and mentor to young girls, and I strive to be someone who young cowgirls look up to.

“For nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

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Past Dayton Sr. Rodeo Queens
Past Dayton Jr. Rodeo Queens

1943 - Velda Porter

1944 - Velda Porter

1947 - Marge Burkgren

1948 - Audrey Helms

1949 - Lorna Sexy

1950 - Jean Gabrielson

1951 - Ardys Gabrielson

1952 - Kay Peterson

1953 - Joan Klement

1954 - Kay Peterson

1955 - Diana Helms

1956 - Joan Haub

1957 - Jane Peterson

1958 - Joan Haub

1959 - Kay Peterson

1960 - Jean Campidilli

1961 - Alice Dodge

1962 - Shirley Porter

1963 - Kay Peterson

1964 - Betty Demien

1965 - Kathy Williams

1966 - Joan Haub

1967 - Kathy Paulson

1968 - Jimita Kelly

1969 - Martel Chinburg

1970 - Jo Ellen Kelly

1971 - Cindy Haub

1972 - Debbie Hufford

1973 - Ann Klingson

1974 - Martel Chinburg

1975 - Cindy Carlson

1976 - Connie Brown

1977 - Coral Nekvinda

1978 - Candi Demien

1979 - Diane Wiklander

1980 - Diane Wiklander

1981 - Gwen Miller

1982 - Kathy Hopkins

1983 - Angie Newholm

1984 - Roxanne Pirie

1985 - Vickie Stoneburner

1986 - Debbie Collen

1987 - Sonya Bailey

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2019 - Katara Jondle

2020 - Jacee Wren

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2022 - Hailey Tuel

2023 - Shelby Sorenson

1955 - Jean Capidilli

1956 - Janey Peterson

1966 - Martel Chinburg

1967 - Michelle Chinburg

1968 - Cheryl Capidilli

1969 - Sharon Swanson

1970 - Ann Klingson

1971 - Mary Lundgren

1972 - Pam Lundberg

1973 - Cindy Carlson

1974 - Mary Fiebieger

1975 - Brenda Clapper

1976 - Marie Williams

1977 - Sonya Dutcher

1978 - Sonya Dutcher

1979 - Diane Kennedy

1980 - Teresa Anderson

1981 - Andrea Kalahar

1982 - Alayna Anderson

1983 - Kim Bass

1984 - Angie Troutwine

1985 - Jacy Nyren

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2019 - Harley Eckert

2020 - Shelby Sorenson

2021 - Shelby Sorenson

2022- Payton Gafford

2023 - Tayah Carter

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