Photo by David Rauzi
Competing at Border Days royalty tryouts on Thursday, June 28, were (L-R) Colby Canaday and Jillian Hausladen. Who gets queen and princess will be announced at the Friday, July 6, rodeo.
As of Friday, June 29, 2018
GRANGEVILLE Grangeville Border Days is already looking ahead to 2019.
Last Thursday, June 28, Colby Canaday, 16, and Jillian Hausladen, 17, both of Grangeville, competed in royalty tryouts at the Border Days arena. Who will be chosen as queen and princess to represent the 2019 event will be announced at the Friday, July 6, rodeo.
Canaday is the daughter of Gary and Lisa Canaday. She has a sister, Taylor, and brother, Dylan.
“I want to step up and represent them, and make this rodeo big,” said Canaday on her desire to serve as royalty. She also has a tradition to continue, as well.
“I grew up in a royalty family,” she said, as her sister, Taylor, and cousin, Megan DeFord, both served as Border Days queens, in 2011 and 2009, respectively. “I decided it’s my turn to try.”
Canaday will be a junior at Grangeville High School this fall. She enjoys rodeo, volleyball and basketball, and spending time with family. She has also been involved in Triple Bar Drill Team since she was 6. Her horse, Blaze, is a 20-year-old gelding.
She plans to attend college and study sports medicine.
“I want to set an example for young girls that it is possible to reach your dreams, and to go for it,” she said. “I’m very excited to be trying out. I hope all goes well for both of us.”
Hausladen is the daughter of Renita Lee and Brett Hausladen. She has three brothers: Aaron Bruening, Chase Haage and Tanner Haage.
“I have a really vivid memory of what I wanted to do,” she said, recalling at age 3 when her brother, who was good friends with the Border Days queen, lifted her up onto her saddle.
“That’s when the dream started,” she said.
Hausladen will be a senior at Grangeville High School this fall. She is on the GHS Cheer Squad and is Varsity Blue president. She is a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and Grangeville Gun Club. She has been on the Triple Bar Drill Team for eight years and was princess in 2015. She also served as royalty for the Riggins Rodeo: princess in 2017 and queen in 2018. Her horse, Tammany Ole Boy (aka “Shivers”) is a 15-year-old American quarter horse.