williams Lake Stampede Royalty COMPETITION

Meet our 2018 Williams Lake Stampede Queen Contestants!

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Miss Cariboo Spurs Apparel & Tack

My name is Laurin Hurd. I am 19 years old and I am proud to call Williams Lake my hometown. I have a passion for sharing horse knowledge, helping others, promoting the western way of life and our Famous Williams Lake Stampede.
I’m in love with the Cariboo lifestyle and you will often find me out hunting, hiking, fly-fishing, or riding my mare Hope.
I began riding and competing at the age of four and I have never looked back. In my riding career I have participated and placed in gymkhanas, barrel racing, dressage and cattle sorting. At 11 I purchased my current horse and trained her to what she is today.
Volunteer work has always been something that is important to me and I have volunteered for several different community organizations since the age of 11 including the Child Development Center’s Horsin’ Around Riding Camp, Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital, and the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.
I’m very excited to be a part of this year’s Williams Lake Stampede Queen contest. I hope be a positive role model for future generations and show them that you can accomplish anything if you set it as a goal and make it a priority in your life.

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Miss West Fraser

My name is Emilie Nichols and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in the Cariboo. I grew up in Lac La Hache in a family that was devoted to sports. My favourite sports are horseback riding, hockey and rugby.
I played hockey for 16 years, rugby for three years and rode horses for 13 years. I played hockey for the Lac La Hache Hornets, 100 Mile House Milers, Prince George Northern Female Cougars, Notre Dame Hounds and Trinity Western Titans. I played rugby for Peter Skene Ogden in 100 Mile House and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. I competed in horse events in 100 Mile House. My passion for horses include long-distance trail riding and training my own horses.
I was raised to have integrity, respect for others and the environment and love for the Cariboo. I strive to help young people pursue their goals in life regarding sports. Pursuing my hockey and horsemanship goals, I have learned to value long-lasting friendships, experiences both positive and negative. I’ve travelled long distance to follow my dreams. It has molded me into the person I am today.
Thank you to my parents for guiding me and supporting me in all my endeavors. Thank you to West Fraser Plywood for sponsoring me and giving me this opportunity to be a part of the Williams Lake Stampede and Rodeo community.