Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with The Tuckerettes


FEATURED PICTURE: The Tuckerettes during the 73rd Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. Photography ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich

The Chief Joseph Days flag carriers are known as the Tuckerettes. The name first originated after the honorable Harley Tucker, who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946.


The Tuckerettes have been opening each rodeo performance for the past 25 years with a bang of speed and energy.
The 2019 Tuckerettes included past Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court members Kylie Shaffer, Sarah (Butterfield) Schaffeld, Julie Justesen. Also riding for the Tuckerettes are Emma Hite, Brianna Micka, and Claire Ely.
“The future of Rodeo” will have the honor of carrying the American Flag, while Destiny Wecks holds the position of carefully leading the visiting royalty through the traditional serpentine.
Sit back and enjoy while these fine riders exhibit for your enjoyment, intense reining maneuvers at high speeds and precise synchronization.


Tuckerett, Sarah (Butterfield) Schaffeld flying across the arena at high speed during the 2019 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Grand Entry ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich

 

Tuckerett, Sarah (Butterfield) Schaffeld flying across the arena at high speed during the 2019 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Grand Entry ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and weaver at Wild Horses Thunder; Professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer at Wild Horses Media Production.
Angelika has been working for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo since 2010 as the Social Media Manager, PR Photographer, and Rodeo Program Committee Chair. In August of 2020 she became the Rodeo Business Office and Souvenir Gift Store Manager. She is also the Digital Marketing Director at Highview Angus Ranch. A self-proclaimed philosopher, Angelikas is without a doubt an unbridled spirit.

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