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Four solid competitors want the Stampede Queen’s crown

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Third from right 2014 Medicine Hat Stampede Princess Morgan Klaiber and Queen Shelby Stenersenat the 2015 Brooks Little Britches Rodeo in June.. Third from right 2014 Medicine Hat Stampede Princess Morgan Klaiber and Queen Shelby Stenersenat the 2015 Brooks Little Britches Rodeo in June..

The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen Committee is happy to announce the participants for the 2015 Queen competition.


Nicona Brost
Growing up on a ranch north of Irvine, Nicona Brost started riding at the early age of five. She has spent a great number of hours have been spent on the back of a horse either trailing or sorting cows, roping calves at a branding, or team roping. Brost also enjoys showing cattle. She has been a member of the Irvine 4-H Beef Club for 10 years and has had the opportunity to travel across the nation from British Columbia to the Maritimes as a junior showing cattle. Besides horses and cattle her other interests include softball and ringette where she has been a member of the Medicine Hat Ringette Association for 12 years. Brost is an active volunteer with the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede from carrying a sponsor flag at the indoor and outdoor rodeos to assisting as a member of the Beef Pen Show committee.
Makayla Chambers
Born in Wetaskiwin, Makayla Chambers has lived in the Medicine Hat area for the past 11 years, graduating from Eagle Butte High School last year. Chambers works at Cypress County and is currently enrolled at Medicine Hat College to start working on a degree in veterinary medicine. She been involved in horse 4-H for 10 years, nine of those years as a member, and this past year she became a leader. Becoming rodeo royalty has been a dream of hers ever since she was a little child.
Kyla Schlenker
Kyla Schlenker grew up on a farm/ranch on the outskirts of Medicine Hat and graduated from Eagle Butte High School in Dunmore. She has completed her first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the Medicine Hat College. Schlenker began riding when she was 11 with trail riding and now has expanded into showing at the open level in classes such as showmanship, equitation, trail, pleasure, and reining. Schlenker belongs to the local Saamis Barrel racing club. English riding is another passion of hers and she has competed in hunter and jumper divisions as well as dressage. She also belongs to the Medicine Hat 4-H Light Horse Club as the treasurer and the vice-president.
Ali Mullin
Ali Mullin grew up in Manitoba, on the Clay Ranch training and raising quarter horses with her family. Her keen interest in the equine world led her to a rodeo career spanning junior and high school. Mullin graduated from Lakeland College (Vermilion) with a diploma in Agribusiness and a successful two years as a member of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. She is looking forward to rejoining the Alberta rodeo scene to participate in the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen Contest.
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen competition week starts July 8 with the horsemanship competition in the Grandstand at 7 p.m..The public is welcome to attend, and is asked to bring a donation to the Medicine Hat food bank for admission.
Queen contestants will compete in speech night at the Cypress Centre Auditorium on July 8 at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Stampede office at 2055 21 Ave. S.E. for $25.
The Queen committee invites the public to join them at the Queen Fashion Show and Tea at the Cypress Centre Auditorium at 7 p.m. Bring a donation to the Stampede Royalty Scholarship fund for admission.
Crowning the 2015 Queen and Princess will take place at the annual Stampede Kick Off dance in the Cypress Centre Auditorium on July 11 at 9:30 p.m. The Kick Off Dance starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

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