Queen Competition

Congratulations to Brittnay Entsminger , Miss Days of '76 2013, Martina Loobey - Jr queen, and Taton Schofield-Princess.

Brittnay Entsminger is the 25 year old daughter of Bruce and Tamera Entsminger.  She has a younger sister, Cheyann and an older brother, Bruce. Brittnay is a 2006 graduate of Pennfield High School, where she was an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, FFA, high school equestrian team, cheerleading, and dance. Over the years, Brittnay has had many great accomplishments. Brittnay was the 2004 4-H horse princess, 2005 4-H horse queen, 2009 Calhoun County Fair queen, 2011 Jackrabbit Stampede Ambassador 2nd runner up, the 2012 Days of 76 1st runner up and horsemanship winner and the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show 1st runner up and horsemanship winner. Brittnay was an active member in 4-H for 12  years being president for 8 out of those 12 years, participated in hippology, horse bowl, 4-H and FFA horse judging and she was also the assistant coach for the Pennfield High School Junior Equestrian team. She is a member of the American Paint Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Brittnay finished her degree in wildlife and fisheries along with an associate degree in business from South Dakota State University in May of 2013. She was an active member of the South Dakota State University Equestrian team from 2008-2010.In her spare time, she enjoys riding/ showing horses, giving riding lessons, volunteering for different organizations, and spending time with her family and friends. Brittnay currently lives in Hermosa and works for Destination Dentistry in Custer as a Dental Hygiene Assistant. She is sponsored by Bruce and Tamera Entsminger, Chance Dumire of Dumire Performance Horses, Jerry Hanson and Destination Dentistry.

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2014 Days of '76 Queen Competition:
To register for the 2014 Days of '76 Queen Competition, please contact Kathy Thompson at 605-641-8604

MELYNDA SLETTEN: Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2014


Melynda is the reigning Miss Rodeo South Dakota, and 24 year old daughter of Lynn and Brenda Sletten of Pierpont.
She is a 2008 graduate of Langford High School and actively participated in 4-H rodeos, Jim River Riders, Aberdeen Horseman Association, and All American Saddle Club. No stranger to the rugged outdoors, Melynda worked as a wrangler, guiding people through the Black Elk Wilderness in Hill City. She then attended Ridgewater College and Lake Area Technical Institute, receiving a license in cosmetology. She also is PCA skin certified,  In addition to volunteering at SPURS therapeutic riding center in Aberdeen, Melynda's free time is filled with drawing, dancing, cooking, and anything to do with horses.

As former Miss Foothills Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Aberdeen, Melynda continues to combine her love for the western lifestyle and South Dakota in everything she does, carrying the those beautiful, rolling hills of South Dakota deep in her heart.  She  is a full time cosmetologist in Aberdeen, wrangler at Aberdeen Livestock, and will be competing in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, NV at the National Finals Rodeo this December.




Visiting Queens

Miss Rodeo Iowa
Kara Teler

Miss Rodeo MN
Sara Nowacki

Miss Rodeo ND
Krystal Carlascio

Miss Estelline Rodeo
Maribeth Harrell

Miss Indian Rodeo
Sonyah Clifford

To register for the 2014 Days of '76 Queen Competition, please contact Kathy Thompson at 605-641-8604.