2018 court named
The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo Court has been selected for the 2018 season. The 2018 court competed for the title on Oct. 28, with three young women challenged in categories such as rodeo knowledge, appearance, poise, speech presentation and, most importantly, horsemanship skills.
When it was over, Canby's Callie Walker was tabbed the 2018 queen, with Kiernan Hull and Katie Stanfield rounding out the court as princesses.
The official coronation event will be held March 10 at the Main Pavilion at the Clackamas County Event Center (Fairgrounds).
The 2018 court is:
QUEEN CALLIE WALKER
Callie Walker is the 19-year-old daughter of Angela and Brian Walker of Canby. She has shown sheep, horses, and dogs with FFA and 4-H all her life. When she competed in Clackamas County Horse 4-H she achieved champion titles in 2014 for key race, 2015 for barrels and figure 8, and was the 2016 junior superintendent.
During her time at Canby High School she was a team captain for the Canby Oregon High School Equestrian Team. While on the team she qualified for the state competition four straight years, which led to accomplishments in team flags, figure 8, and barrels. Walker was involved in her high school, serving as a Link Crew team member, singing in the Cantalinas choir and the concert choir, and playing on the girls tennis team.
She is a 2016 graduate of Canby High School and is currently a sophomore at Western Oregon University studying communications with a business concentration.
Jumping right into college life, she was the Heritage Hall secretary and is currently a peer mentor. When she's not working or attending school, she enjoys barrel racing, singing, spending quality time with her family, and learning new skills both on and off her horse. She and her 13-year-old paint mare, Bailey, will be seen riding in numerous parades and rodeos this coming year.
"I will love representing the 2018 Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo to give back to a community that taught me so much," said Walker. "My heart belongs to Canby and this organization. I am so excited for the honorable opportunity to represent Clackamas County to the best of my ability."
PRINCESS KIERNAN HULL
Newberg is the home of 23-year-old Kiernan Hull. She is the daughter of Dan and Chris Hull and lives on her family's farm. Horses and rodeo have always been a huge part of Hull's life and she has competed internationally in a variety of disciplines, including mountain trail, jumping, dressage, 3-day eventing, pleasure, equestrian vaulting, ranch work, and rodeo. Although she has placed at the Championship level in many of these events, rodeo has been near and dear to her heart ever since she entered her first one over 10 years ago. She earned multiple top-5 placements in the Northwest Youth Rodeo Association from the ages of 13-19.
Hull has owned more than 20 horses in her life and started over 15 colts and fillies. She is no stranger to the world of rodeo royalty. In 2011, she was Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon. At the age of 16, she finished high school and moved to Missoula, Mont., to train as a skilled taxidermist and business owner. In 2012 she officially opened her own business, Oregon Taxidermy LLC. It has grown into one of the most respected taxidermy shops in the Northwest. She holds the honor of being the highest scoring open level taxidermist in Oregon for two years running.
She spends her time working, competing with her horses, spending time with family, rescuing and training horses, and enjoying the great outdoors.
This next year she will share the spotlight with Stanley, her 3-year-old AQHA buttermilk buckskin.
"The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo is such a historical piece of our county," Hull said. "Still today it plays a huge part in many of our local citizens and nationwide competitor's lives. What a true honor and dream come true it will be to help promote the continued success."
PRINCESS KATIE STANFIELD
Canby's Katie Stanfield is the 20-year-old daughter of Dana Stanfield. When she was 9 years old, she received a horse as a birthday present and has been riding ever since.
She has competed in Canby Games, nine years of horse 4-H, Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET), Western Horsemen of Oregon (WHO), Jr. Rodeo, and BRN4D.
In 2014, she achieved an OHSET district silver medal in Individual Flags and qualified for state in team penning. While competing in a Buckskin Open Show she placed second in trail. She also enjoys carrying flags for local rodeos.
In 2013, she was on the honor roll at Canby High School and graduated from Oregon Connections Academy in 2015. She currently attends Clackamas Community College with an emphasis on psychology and criminology. She has four horses that occupy her time when she is not studying. During her reign, Katie will be riding a 16-year-old grey quarter horse named Prince.
"Being a part of the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo Court will be an incredible experience for me to represent the rodeo in my home town," she said. "I welcome the opportunity to learn all I can from the institution of rodeo and share my passion for the sport and lifestyle I love."