Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph days

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
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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions is a professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelikas photography work has been displayed in Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018) and various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007)

Offering Horse Show + Rodeos + 4H-FFA, Community Events + Outdoor + Farm & Ranch + Commercial Photography and Video Productions
Member of the Professional Photographers of America
Media Marketing Director at Highview Angus Ranch since 2009
Rodeo Program Committee Chair, Media Manager, Official Public Relations Photographer at Chief Joseph Days Rodeo from 2010-2020
Lifetime Member of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo