by Angelika Ursula Dietrich
by Angelika Ursula Dietrich
Featured photograph ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich – 2018 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, in Joseph, Oregon.
Even though this video was produced for the 2019 and 74th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo I want to publish it one more time to celebrate the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo taking place in 2021.
COVID-19 has been hard on all of us and having to cancel the originally scheduled 75th celebration in 2020 was one of the hardest decisions the board of directors ever had to make.
Oregon is opening up, and with it the great outdoors events including this phenomenal rodeo.
For more information visit Chief Joseph Days Rodeo’s website.
Produced by Angelika Ursula Dietrich – Wild Horses Thunder
Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Rodeo Program Committee Chair, Social Media Manager, PR Photogragher (2010-2020)
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