“FEEL THE THUNDER”
Always the last full week in July!
2004 was the first parade that I covered for the love of the event and the sport of rodeo before officially working for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo from 2010-2020.
2004 was the first Chief Joseph Days Parade that I covered while being the productions manager and freelance photographer for the Wallowa County Chieftain. I ended up working for Chief Joseph Days as the Rodeo Program Committee Chair, Social Media Marketing Manager, and Public Relations Photographer from 2010-2020.
Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, an event and festivities that have grown into an amazing medium-size rodeo featuring four PRCA performances with world-class competitors, Nez Perce Encampment Pavilion festivities, up-town shopping, entertainment galore, and so much more…
Chief Joseph Days is not only #PRCA #ProRodeo where you can “Feel the Thunder”, but it is also -The Rodeo with a View- in Wallowa County, Oregon!!!
~Angelika Ursula Dietrich- Wild Horses Thunder
ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.
Angelika’s photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007). Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism. After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate on her professional photography, write more human interest stories, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.
Regarding my writing: “As a grandchild of post-war Europe (ethnic ancestry Bohemian/Austrian/German) and former Army spouse, I have lived and visited many places across the globe. Wallowa County, Oregon, has been my home since 2002. I am the daughter of a mom whose country violently vanished post-WWII. Her family was forcefully removed from Bohemia in 1946 when she was only six years young and sent to West Germany in cattle wagons. Her life story has tremendously impacted my own and formed my views on humanity and, at times, the lack thereof.
My formal college education is in the nursing field and psychology, which finds itself in my work as a writer and photographer. I am a humanitarian by heart and soul.” ~Angelika Ursula Dietrich