Canby Rodeo Court set to travel 5,000 miles during 2017
Canby's own Amber Cook was tabbed to be this year's Canby Rodeo queen. She is joined by princess Savannah Egbert, of Boring. The pair have been busy recently, helping with the memorial tree planting event at the event center and appearing in the St. John's parade.
The pair will spend the next year traveling approximately 5,000 miles around the state of Oregon as ambassadors for Clackamas County, inviting everyone to attend the fair, the rodeo and other events in Clackamas County.
Cook is the daughter of Johnny and Andrea Cook. Egbert is the daughter of Nate and Cynthia Holmlund.
During early spring, the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo 2017 Court Coronation was held at the Main Pavilion at the Clackamas County Event in Canby.
The court finalists were selected from five contestants who last fall passed all of the required qualifications, such as their knowledge of the rodeo, the fair and current events in Clackamas County. The candidates also gave a speech and displayed their horsemanship skills.
Queen Amber Cook is a 2016 Canby High School graduate and is currently attending Clackamas Community College before transferring to a four year university where she plans to study veterinary medicine.
While in high school, Cook played four years of varsity soccer and was captain of the team her senior year and won second team all-league honors. Besides her academic and sports career, she spent four years on the Canby OHSET team and was captain her senior year. She won district high point team contributor and reserve champion timed events. In 2014 she was a part of the state champions in Canadian flags and in 2016 was part of the reserve champions drill team and finished top-10 girls all-around champion.
Princess Savannah Egbert was a four year honor-roll student and has been accepted to the University of Montana and OSU. For four years, Egbert was an OHSET high school state qualifier, equine 4-H state qualifier, and OHSET regional qualifier and PNWIC regional record holder. Her horsemanship experience includes OHSET, Canby Games, W.H.O., Molalla Jr. Rodeo, Canby Rodeo flag bearer, PNWIC, apprentice to horse trainer Jonath Robles and calf starting under JR Horse Training. This year's Canby Rodeo will run Aug. 15-19.