Border Days: Three vie for royalty

Nicole Poxleitner, Victoria Hunter, Shandra Rae Madden.

Who gets the nod to serve as 2015 Border Days queen and princess awaits announcement at this Friday’s July 4 rodeo.

Last Thursday, June 26, three young women competed at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville for the two royalty slots to represent Idaho’s oldest rodeo for the 2014-2015 season. The trio each rode a pattern to demonstrate horsemanship ability, followed by an interview with the Border Days Committee.

Entrants are as follows:

Victoria Hunter, 18, of Harpster, a sophomore at Lewis-Clark State College. She was formerly 2012 Kooskia Saddliers queen; and served for the Gold Trail Wranglers as 2011 princess and 2013 queen.

Shandra Rae Madden 16, of Grangeville, an 11th grader at Grangeville High School. She served as 2012 Triple Bar Drill Team queen and 2013 Winchester Rodeo queen. Her sponsor is Grangeville Flower Shop.

Nicole Poxleitner, 15, of Keuterville, a 10th grader at Prairie High School. Her sponsor is Idaho Forest Group.

Friday’s rodeo starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $10, younger than 12 is $5 and younger than 6 is free.

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